What to Do After Completing a Hike

When you finish a hike, the feeling of accomplishment is unparalleled. You feel like you’ve really accomplished something, and it’s a great feeling. But what do you do next? Here are some tips for what to do after completing a hike to keep yourself happy and healthy! Eat and Hydrate After a hike, it’s important […]


How to Protect Your Plants From Disease

For most people who take care of plants, the whole experience is incredibly rewarding. However, when you have to deal with disease among your plants, it can be devastating, and many people become frustrated with the whole process. With a little luck and work in advance, you can protect your plants and ensure that they […]


What You Need for a Successful Home Improvement Project

Making improvements to your home can be an exciting way to spend your time, and have great results for your house. But if you don’t have the right things in place before you get started, it’s going to be hard to get things done. Here are a few important elements you should have lined up […]

Haystack at Canon Beach
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Oregon’s top four attractions

Caption: Haystack rock is a dominant sight in Canon Beach. Credit: -TravelOregon.com (photographer: Joni Kabana) Beautiful Columbia River Gorge Editor’s note:  Between May 24 and Sept. 5, 2022, a timed-access permit will be required for each personal vehicle driven on the Historic Columbia River Highway from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Vista House and […]

Strawberry plant
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Enjoy fresh strawberries from your garden

Caption:  Delizz® is a day-neutral strawberry that was the first ever strawberry to be selected as an All-America Selections Winner. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers As you plan this year’s garden, be sure to include some strawberries. They are low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and provide seasonal […]

How You Can Improve Your Patio Space

How You Can Improve Your Patio Space

The best patios are the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon or host an outdoor party for your friends and neighbors. But if your patio isn’t working for you, there are many things you can do to make the space even more inviting. With the right elements your patio can turn from an eyesore […]

Green microgreens
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Grow Microgreens year-round for fresh flavor

Caption: Small grow light kits make growing herbs and microgreens indoors easy and convenient for harvesting and cooking. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company by Melinda Myers Add fresh flavor to your meals year-round with microgreens. These easy-to-grow greens need minimal space and no special equipment for a flavorful and nutritious harvest in little more […]

Tree on Deschutes River
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Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway is a paved joy ride on Deschutes River

Caption: The Deschutes River above Sherar’s Falls. Photo by Greg Johnson. Maupin has served as a focal point for adventurers rafting the Deschutes River. The town itself is friendly, walkable and brimming with eating and drinking opportunities. On the river, a series of whitewater drops, punctuated by slow and tranquil floating, makes for a trip […]