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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

The Vet is in: GDV and prevention

What is GDV and How Can We Prevent It? John Litterine-Kauffman, DVM Surgical Intern   It is two in the morning. You have just been awoken by your yellow lab, Rufus, retching at the foot of your bed. He has been uncomfortable all night, but now he is gagging and retching as if something is stuck in his throat, but he cannot bring it up. His belly also seems bigger than you remember and feels tight when you go to calm him down. As a veterinarian working in an emergency clinic, ... Full Story

Master Gardener: Cold Frames 2

Master Gardener: Cold Frames 2

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 2: Improvements, Maintenance, and Which Veggies to Try Today, our discussion of cold frames will focus on how to improve cold frame function, as well as vegetables that lend themselves to cold frames. Cold frame function improvements can be explained using the analogy of layering clothes for the coldest days in the winter – each layer and the tiny airspace in ... Full Story

September StarNight at the LTO

September StarNight at the LTO

Friday, October 17, 2014 Doors Open: 7:00 | Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30 | Observing: 8:30-10: The Invisible Universe: Radio Astronomy at LTO The evening’s program will be an entertaining presentation on the amazing history of radio astronomy and a look into exciting recent developments including the search for life beyond Earth and radio signatures of exoplanets. The presentation will conclude with public unveiling of the new radio telescope at the Little Thompson Observatory. Everyone ... Full Story

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech ... Full Story

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Book Review by Susan Grigsby On Sept. 4, The Economist published a book review, for which it apologized, retracted, and then posted on the web. It created no end of furor and discussion about whether the book, or the review, was racist. The anonymous reviewer accused the author of not giving slave owners any credit for their "better treatment" of the slaves which may have been the reason that cotton production ... Full Story

Audubon, Birds Without Boarders

Audubon, Birds Without Boarders

The Foothills Audubon Club will be having its program on Monday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center located at 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. Prominent local filmmaker Nick Mollé will introduce his film “Birds Without Borders”. In this beautiful film, Nick, along with staff members of Rocky Mountain Nation Park, explore the migratory relationship of four bird species between Rocky Mountain National Park and Monteverde, Costa Rica. From among the over 150 ... Full Story

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat I heard him first; a high-pitched chirping sound that I didn’t recognize. When I looked up from weeding, I was stunned by the zooming creature that was enjoying the nectar from the Sunset Hyssop. He was a tiny, fast flyer, and had an iridescent green color on his back, so was probably a broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus). My ... Full Story

End of season Gardening tips

End of season Gardening tips

Gardening Article By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Why Become a Seed Saver? Seed saving is as old as gardening. Long ago gardeners considered seed from their favorite plants to be treasured and worth saving from year to year. Today seeds and seedlings are relatively inexpensive and there are new plants to try every year. So why become a seed saver? Aside from the politics, capitalism and biotechnology arguments presented by ... Full Story

Marijuana and your pet

Marijuana and your pet

  Cannabis Consumption in Colorado’s Canines and Cats Jan Mladonicky, DVM Brownies on the counter? Yum! But our pets have no idea that there may be special ingredients lurking inside these tempting treats that can make them sick and are very likely to consume far more than the recommended “serving size.” Pet toxicities are becoming increasingly more common since Colorado legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2000. A published study involving two large ... Full Story

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

  Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Get a Jump on Next Spring’s Garden Right Now A few years ago, I discovered a great use for some of my leftover vegetable seeds. I was trying to plant lettuce for a fall crop, but waited until mid- to late August to plant the seeds. By the time the weather got cold, my lettuce plants were about 2” tall. Hmmm, I thought, they’re not going to survive the winter. Oh well. ... Full Story

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