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Five Simple Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

Halloween is so much fun for us..but honestly, it’s probably pretty horrifying for our pets who don’t understand a thing about our scary celebrations. I spoke with Dr. Nancy at Companions Animal Hospital and Vicki Davis from the Tri-County Humane Society, and they gave me some great tips I’ve kept in mind over the years. …

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When the Big One Hits Portland, Cargo Bikers Will Save You

But then we had a kid, and after her first birthday we enrolled her in daycare. As I flipped through the parent handbook, skimming the guidelines on nut-free snacks and religious holidays, my eye stopped on page 19: emergency supplies. The instructions told me to pack boxed drinks, diapers, an emergency blanket, a jar of …

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Homeyer | Notes from the Garden: Is it time to include ferns in your garden? | Community-news

Many gardeners who focus on flowers and flowering shrubs are missing out on a beautiful and easy addition to their landscape: ferns. A few ferns are a bit aggressive and can elbow their way into flower beds uninvited, but most are polite and offer different textures and colors of foliage with little work. You probably …

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Planting a garden takes a lot of preparation — and the to-do list just keeps growing Magazine

Planting a garden seems like a natural: Just choose some plants or seeds, plunk them in the soil, and water now and then. What could be easier, right? At least for me, it doesn’t always work that way, with morning glories that refuse to bloom despite lush foliage, tomato plants that display more tiny bugs …

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