Ugh! Flies! Like tax time, they come around despite no one ever setting out a welcome mat. The summer of 2018 was especially bad. The convergence of smoke-filled skies and a prolific fly population foiled many plans for dining alfresco—and anything else alfresco. As a University of Idaho advanced Master Gardener and advanced Master Food […]

For the best (mild) homemade garlic salt, harvest your scapes and break out the dehydrator! As an advanced Master Gardener with the University of Idaho, I have grown certified garlic for many years. Garlic is a protected crop in Idaho. Therefore, you must plant only certified bulbs in Idaho. (Friends don’t let friends plant Elephant […]

Beekeepers this time of year are excited to dive in for a first inspection of the spring. It’s common to find that some hives in your apiary didn’t survive the winter. Don’t be too discouraged by this because it’s statistically normal to lose some hives, even with the best of beekeeping practices. But, it’s helpful […]

The early nineties seem like yesterday sometimes. Other times they seem like a million years ago. It just depends on the day. In those years we were listening to Garth Brooks, George Strait, and the Gin Blossoms, laughing at Seinfeld on a weekly basis, gawking over “car phones” that were larger than our landline units […]