Doghouses can be as elaborate or as simple as you want. Almost any style house that can be built for people-living is possible for your dog. Do you want your doghouse to complement your house? Or do you have a dream house that you’d like to build for your dog? Is your dog more of a log cabin dweller? Or perhaps a Tudor castle? Haines can make a sketch of your dream doghouse, and then he’ll develop a plan and create a materials list.
One quiet Saturday morning, my husband, who is typically indifferent to my aspirational ideas for home improvement, took an unusual interest in the small decaying blemish below our shower door. He poked his finger into the crumbling sheetrock just to see what would happen. He continued to pick away at the powdery wall until that small, jagged hole became a long, rectangular void running the full length of the shower opening. I appreciated the symmetry, but wasn’t too fond of having a 32 inch hole along the shower opening.
If you’ve lived here long enough, you know how capricious the Spring weather in Klamath can be. Sometimes, March has been warm enough to wear shorts, whereas other years, the snow is blowing sideways while you sit in the stands at your child’s track meet, wrapped inside a toasty sleeping bag, feeling sorry for all the kids competing in the event. Those drastic temperature swings can make the planting outline difficult to follow.
In the early 1990’s we lived downtown near Will and Wendy St. Laurent, who owned Snowy Butte Meat. Will and my husband Dan spent weeks corning our own beef brisket. Perfecting the St. Patrick celebration recipes over the years, our gatherings grew to become an annual tradition of epic St. Paddy’s Day parties with our “Irish” friends.
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.