Klamath Home & Outdoor has teamed up with Bravada Brewhouse to help spread more Christmas cheer. Phone in your Bravada Brewhouse hot chocolate order or cruise through the drive-thru. Tell your barista that you’re participating in the Klamath Home & Outdoor “Cocoa and Christmas Lights Project” and they’ll offer you $1 off your entire order. They’ll also give you a “Best Christmas Lights” certificate.
In 1949, society page editor, Sally Kent, broke the news that “makers of Crown Flour have chosen Grace Colvin-Wells of Klamath Falls as their ‘Cook-of-the-month.’ In their advertising they include Mrs. Wells’ recipe for ‘Klamath Sunshine and Snow Cake’ and it sounds delicious!”
Barks of joy filled the arena of the Klamath County Fairgrounds. Agility competition was in full swing. Dogs of all sizes and breeds raced through tunnels, jumped over hurdles, climbed A-frames, slalomed through poles, and teetered on seesaws. And, they enjoyed every minute of it.
Thanking a deity for a beneficial year by setting aside a special day has been going on since antiquity. In our country, it all started in the Plymouth Colony in the autumn of 1621. William Bradford issued a proclamation declaring a Thanksgiving Day for the bountiful harvest. He appointed a committee to come up with an acceptable menu for the various banquets.
Sharing a meal is a time-honored approach to deepening friendships. Maybe that’s why community cookbooks, filled with recipes from family and friends, are so prized. And since few other seasonal ingredients evoke memories of cozy kitchens or family feasts like the pumpkin, we offer a “community cookbook” that celebrates fall’s favorite vegetable.
Dove hunting starts the bird season in September, and various birds are in game through February. Having a good bird dog is a definite asset to the hunter. According to Walt Barnes, local duck hunter and dog trainer, the three most important factors in training a dog for hunting ducks or other birds are being obedient, being in shape, and being safe.
Brisk fall evenings are perfect for cuddling up in front of a wood stove, reading a book and sipping a cup of hot cocoa. The crackling of a wood fire draws people like moths. Our love affair with wood fires goes back to when the humans first discovered fire and depended on it for warmth, cooking and protection. That allure has only grown over the centuries.
I mix my china with different ceramic and pottery pieces to make it interesting and fresh. Find unique pieces to mix with your dishes at Poppy. I mix my sterling with flatware I picked up at a garage sale. Combining different sets of flatware creates a warm, collected setting. Mix brass or wood with black stainless and sterling. Taking a cue from the leaves in my centerpiece, I use amber and amethyst glassware, which I found at Treasures and Keepers Corner.
Are you looking to spice up your home décor? Consider a new color palette for one or more of your rooms. According to Rhonda Sanne of Sanne Painting, “paint has always been the most inexpensive way to decorate inside or out and is only limited by the imagination.”
Native plant species have a number of advantages for use in landscaping around homes or businesses in the Klamath Basin. Generally speaking, native plants are less showy than commercially grown varieties of popular plants usually found in local nurseries and stores. Plants native to the Klamath Basin can also be harder to source. But the benefits of using locally native plants in the landscape are many: