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  • Colorado couple grows giant pumpkins for something to do

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    GREELEY — When Jim Ferguson and his wife, Barb, got rid of their horses, they figured they ought to do something with their empty, 28-acre lot. Along with some apple trees, plums and peaches, the couple tried planting a few giant pumpkins on their land, which is just off of U.S. 34...

  • Around the House: Learn how to turn off utilities before emergency happens

    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Dear readers: Do you know how to turn off your utilities in the event of a crisis? Let's go through them one by one. You're most likely going to have a water leak at some point, so it's important to locate the main shutoff. Usually it's next to the water meter where the pipe first...

  • Home and Garden calendar Oct. 11, 2014

    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR TUESDAY Horticultural Art Society Talk - Pat Sullivan will present "21 Things Your Plants Wished You Knew," 7 p.m., Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St., free; 357-9427, Doris, 481-4608. OCT. 18 Fall Garden Class - "Our Most...

  • Year-round gardening: Tips for winterizing your garden

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    October signals the end of the growing year, but when exactly that happens is hard to predict. A light freeze of 29 degrees to 32 degrees will kill tender plants. To extend the season, you can cover the most tender plants at night with a sheet or something similar. Be sure to remove...

  • Around the House: Time to blow out your sprinkler system?

    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Dear readers: It's time to start thinking about winterizing your sprinkler system. Should you blow it out with compressed air? The answer usually is no. But let's get the exceptions out of the way. Older sprinkler systems plumbed with hard pipe, like galvanized steel or white PVC,...

  • Home and Garden calendar Oct. 4, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Thursday Winterizing Your Home - 10-11:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., $4. Registration required: 387-6000, OCT. 14 Horticultural Art Society Talk - Pat Sullivan will present "21 Things Your Plants Wished...

  • Creature comforts: Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    These homes are set apart by their amenities - for dogs. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California, including Parker and Castle Rock in Colorado, and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one....

  • Home is where the hearth is: Cozy up to a fireplace

    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Just as porches and patios are warm-weather hubs, when temperatures drop and dusk comes early, focus turns inward to the fireplace, the historical heart of the home in concept as well as construction. Though rarely used as a main, sole heat source in modern times, roughly 60 percent...

  • Author Cheryl Najafi highlights Colorado Springs Fall Home Show weekend lineup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Author Cheryl Najafi has a treasure trove of recipes. Not just any recipes, but the ones cherished by daughters, with little notes handwritten by mothers and grandmothers that have been passed down through the years. Knowing that many of those special comfort foods have "been parked"...

  • Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

    By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites - microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin - is plain gross, it's something most can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria to which we seldom give a thought. For the...