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Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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Dear Big Jake,

 

In your last letter, you asked me about hook sizes, how to tell the difference, and how did someone come up with a standardization method? Here is what I have found, after an intensive search through my library of wasted information.

First, there are Wire hooks and Forged hooks. Then we go to: Hook Wire Size – The letter X and the designations "Fine" or "Stout" are used to indicate the weight or diameter of a hook. For example, a 2X Stout means the hook is made of the...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

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YOUNG GARDENERS, APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER, 2002 YOUTH GARDEN PROGRAM

Space is limited for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service's 5th Annual Allen County Master Gardener Youth Volunteer Program for children ages 8-12. Apply now at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office. Space is limited.

The children will participate in a gardening curriculum, hands-on learning, and educational field trips. The students receive a handbook with gardening information and learn from instructors...

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TIPS TO PREPARE THE LAWN MOWER FOR SPRING

Details Umber’s Ace Hardware, the early years on Lower Huntington Road (photo from The Waynedale News archives).

contributed by Umber's Ace Hardware

 

SPARK PLUG – First disconnect the spark plug wire and remove plug. Check the contacts. Rusty contact points may prevent your mower from starting. To remove rust, use emery cloth and lightly rub each contact point until all rust is removed. If the mower is still hard to start, replace the plug.

BLADE – Disconnect the spark plug. Turn the mower over and look at the blade for signs of rust. Blade rust can be removed by using a steel brush and steel wool...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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ATTENTION ALL OUTDOOR SPRING FUNGI (MUSHROOM) HUNTERS - Stop by THE WAYNEDALE NEWS office at 2700 Lower Huntington Road on Monday, April 1st and pick up your 2002 Spring Morel Mushroom Hunting license before you head for your favorite 'schroom' patch. There are a limited number of these permits left.

When my kids were growing up and we couldn't get away for a whole weekend of camping, we used to put up a tent in our back yard, build a campfire in the fire ring (old truck wheel) that we had...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

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2002 YOUTH GARDEN PROGRAM
Space is limited for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Services' fifth annual Allen County Master Gardener Youth Volunteer Program for children ages 8-12. Apply now at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office. Space is limited. The children will participate in a gardening curriculum, hands-on learning, and educational field trips. The students receive a handbook with gardening information and learn from instructors about: garden safety, biennials...

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SUNFLOWER CONTEST FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

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Students from Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to enter the Sunflower Contest, which is sponsored by the cooperative extension service and Purdue Master Gardeners. In order to get in on the fun, come to the Cooperative Extension Office anytime from April 8 through May 10 to pick up a package of free sunflower seeds and directions for planting. Contest judging will take place on September 8, 2002. Don't miss this opportunity for summer fun. Pick up your seed packets at the...

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