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  • The Country Life: Dream of a barn is two sheds closer to reality

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    We have a barn! Well, sort of. Almost. A "pre-barn," really. I wrote a column in December containing my Christmas wish list; topping that list was a barn. We have 3½ acres of pasture, but as I noted, there was no home for horses when we moved in. So we had a run-in shelter...

  • Peacemaker program turns guns into garden tools

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Kevin Wilder got on the stage of Beth-El Mennonite Church on Sunday and held up a rifle. He slipped the weapon out of its casing and showed it to an audience of more than 60 people. "My father used this gun to kill himself," he told them. Wilder's father shot himself in 1975, when...

  • Side Streets: Tiny house enthusiasts will be living large in Colorado Springs

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Tiny houses are coming to Colorado Springs, and they are going to be big. Tiny houses represent a nationwide movement of people seeking to simplify their lives, eliminate debt and become more mobile. They're abandoning traditional homes and neighborhoods and opting for...

  • Got sun? Indoor herbs can thrive on winter windowsills

    KATHERINE ROTH, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    During this season of short, dark days, indoor herb gardens offer welcome greenery and fragrance, as well as adding zest to cold-weather stews and soups.

  • Year Round Gardening: Understanding Cool and Warm Season Vegetables

    Kitty West, Colorado Master Gardener Barbara Bates, Colorado State University Extension
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Preparation: My yard is covered with snow. The wind is howling and I am thinking about how soon I can start my 2015 vegetable garden. I am happy to say, I can start the process sooner than later.

  • Around the House: “Once wallpapered, always wallpapered”

    by Ken Moon
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Dear Ken: I removed wallpaper from our dining room walls and then painted. But I can still see some glue lines. Is it too late to fix this? Mark