“There’s a swan in the run, Dad,” my daughter told me one morning as we were getting the horses in the barn. Our run is a lane for the horses, fenced, approximately twenty feet wide and leads from the end of our barn to a pasture, a second pasture. On one side of the run is the pasture behind
Animal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Fort Wayne City resident in need of animal bedding during these cold days of winter. With temperatures decreasing through the week, pet owners are urged to continually monitor the needs of pets whenever the animals are outdoors.
Visit Animal Care
Dress up the holidays or give gifts that continue giving throughout the year with these low maintenance gardening trends. Just add a little fun, classic beauty or style to make it even more memorable now and throughout the year.
Terrariums.These mini greenhouses continue to grow in popularity
Unusually warm temperatures have delayed the fall color display in Indiana this year, according to DNR community and urban forester Carrie Tauscher.
The best fall color formation happens when there are bright, warm days, cool nights and moist soils.
While all of Indiana has experienced bright, warm
Even though it may not seem like it with recent warm weather, temperatures are beginning to cool and the potential for winter storms is approaching. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to get ready during Winter Weather Preparedness Week,.
“Indiana has repeatedly seen
After I retired my wife, our older daughter and I purchased a home in the country, 42 acres with a house and a barn, a large yard, two fenced pastured, a hay field and a pond. We also got a variety of trees. In the yard around the house were sugar and silver maples, a red maple, tulip-trees, walnut
Restoring a habitat that’s been disturbed by farming or industry to its natural state is hard work. For Duff Lake Fen in Lagrange County, that means controlling invasive species, replicating natural stream course, and reseeding areas in need of a boost. Habitat restoration needs seed—lots of it—to
The sky is clear and blue, this morning, an example of October’s bright blue weather. Today is a few minutes shorter than yesterday and tomorrow be a few minutes shorter than today. Tree leaves are changing from green to yellow and orange and red. Corn stalks in the fields are yellow-green and soybeans
Caring Kingston employees have brainstormed a way to ensure that 19 determined residents are able to complete the Fort4Fitness Senior Challenge.
Due to cold and rainy weather, these seniors were not able to attend the event held on a Friday night at Parkview Field. Because they have been working hard
The public is invited to volunteer for this free Honeysuckle removal community event. If you volunteer for one full day you will have earned a free individual annual park pass to Allen County Parks (valued at $20)!
Honeysuckle Daze is an annual event that occurs late in October or early November. We
The Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources remind drivers to stay alert as deer become more active in fall months on Indiana’s roadways.
Nearly 50 percent of all vehicle crashes involving deer occur between October and December
Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.
The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, invasive plants, weeds
If you’ve driven by Eagle Marsh at 45 mph, you may have seen only a blur of the thousands of early-fall sunflowers. You may have thought the scene was pretty. You may have even said, “I really should take a walk there.”
You really should. Honestly, there’s really nothing quite like Eagle Marsh
This year marks the History Center’s eleventh year throwing its annual Buffalo Tro. The money raised during this unique fundraiser, which involves tossing buffalo steaks onto a blazing bed of hot coals, is a significant contribution to the History Center’s Heritage Education Fund.
The 17th River City Rat Race 5K/10K was born in the year 2000 and became an instant success. With over 600 runners and walkers, and more than 100 volunteers, it was clear that this event had enormous potential. Last year’s event attracted over 1100 participants. The feature event 10K (6.2mi) race
As summer fades into fall it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.
Continue to mow your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches tall. Warm season grasses like bermudagrass
Area residents and trail enthusiasts joined Fort Wayne Deputy Mayor Karl Bandemer, members of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission and the City of Fort Wayne’s Greenways and Trails staff recently to break ground for the Liberty Mills Road trail extension.
The half-mile long phase of the trail
Don’t let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you’re lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared to prevent damage as these beautiful creatures move into your landscape to dine. Here are five tactics to help you in the battle against these hungry
It should have been a typical walk-and-talk plant identification program when a group of like-minded plant enthusiasts gathered a few hours before dusk at Metea County Park to learn more about ferns and mosses. Turns out, nature was in no mood for our plans.
The Northeast Indiana Wildflower and Plant
Surprise Lily, Magic Lily, Resurrection Lily or Naked Lady, whatever you call it, it is the lily that you see in bloom at this time of the summer with all stems and no foliage. Lycoris is its genus name and is actually grown from a bulb. This lily can be planted anytime, spring, summer or fall, whenever
Maribeth Harrell, who grew up in Fort Wayne, was recently named Miss Rodeo Indiana 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. She will compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America in the national pageant November 27-December 3 in Las Vegas.
Harrell, 24, started riding horses at age 9 and has trained and competed locally
School bus drivers, oil and gas truck drivers stop for railroad crossings. I stop for turtles. I stop and when the road and traffic permits I get out, pick the turtle up, carry it across the road in the direction it was heading, then put it down, silently wishing it safe travel.
A turtle in the road
Learn about the monarch butterfly and how to help conserve the species during a “Monarch & Milkweed Workshop” on Sunday, August 21, at Ouabache State Park. Ouabache State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2975.htm) is at 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, 46714.
The workshop runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at the
Our 1st week is in the books. First of all, Gretchen Spenn has shown over the last couple weeks that she deserves a spot on this year’s Bishop Luers golf team. Welcome to the team, Gretchen! We’ll still be choosing one more girl to complete our final 2016 roster sometime this week.
THIS WEEKS TOURNAMENT
The month of July is a pivotal month for pruning flowering perennials from the past and for the future. Early to mid-season blooming perennials such as peonies, coreopsis, early daisies (there are so many varieties of daisies we will simply refer to them as early or late blooming varieties), daylilies