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:
Living at The Kern Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) established its Campus for Rural Health in part to…
Last year saw the United States’ most deadly wildfire season in the past century, and the last several years have witnessed catastrophic wildfires too close to Klamath County for comfort. In 2018 Environmental Protection Agency air monitoring reports confirmed the most poor air quality days on record for the Klamath Basin, due to wildfire smoke.
Sharing fresh produce is one of the joys of having a backyard garden. Lettuce, one of the first plants ready to harvest, readily lends itself to a Salad Party. This is a fun and healthy way to eat veggies and spend time with friends and neighbors. Fill a very large bowl with as many different kinds of lettuce as you can grow.
The arrival of my new puppy brought both joy and angst into my otherwise sedate life. One thing I knew was that my house was not ready for the onslaught of puppydom. Klamath is a community where pets are prevalent, and there was lots of help for me and my four-legged companion.
With her children scattered around the globe and a husband out of town on extended business a few years ago, Lisa found herself alone and overly busy worrying about all of them. She needed something that would occupy her mentally and physically. Lisa looked out over her backyard. It was summer with the aromas of barbecuing steaks wafting through the air.