Regional

Tue
29
Dec

Naturally Speaking: Cashews


Cashew pieces are almost too much for the tufted titmouse. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Winter holidays bring familiarity with some otherwise uncommon fruits, plants and flowers.

Who would guess cashews grow on shrubby trees and are classified in the sumac family, along with poison ivy and poison sumac?

Wed
23
Dec

Sauk County Gardener: Resolutions

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— C.S. Lewis

Wed
23
Dec

How to assist, seek help from pantries

Demand is high at regional food pantries, but the public can reach out to help.

Sauk County Public Health is promoting these organizations in hopes that people will donate to them.

Wed
23
Dec

Naturally Speaking: Evergreens


Photo by Jerry Davis

It’s the season for evergreens, so let’s look at the botanical meaning of the term and who fits the definition.

Most generally we’re talking leaves, needles in the case of pines, spruces and firs.

Sun
20
Dec

South Central DHI announces top cows through September

South Central DHI has released its roundup of the best-performing animals through September.

The top Holstein came from Bells Udder Farm in Camp Doulas. O-1816 produced 42,276 pounds of milk that tested at 4.3 percent and had a cheese yield of 4772.

Sun
20
Dec

Sauk County promotes app to encourage healthy living


Lisa Martin, upper right, leads a webinar about MyStrength. Also attending the meeting was Jeff Jelinek, below Martin's image, of Sauk County Emergency Management. (Screengrab by Heather Stanek)

With so many people feeling overwhelmed by the current situation, Sauk County Public Health and Emergency Management are encouraging residents to take some time to think about themselves.

Department officials are promoting MyStrength, a website and an app that help users track everything from their sleep habits to medical conditions.

Sun
20
Dec

Organizations promote better quarantine practices

Medical providers, schools and County officials are encouraging the public to practice more stringent quarantine behaviors.

Sun
20
Dec

Naturally Speaking: Cardinals


Photo by Jerry Davis

All the nesting, laying, feeding and fledging are of little concern right now. It’s the beginning of winter feeding, snow falling, and in the not-so-distant future shadow window boxing on sunny side windows.

Cardinals will take food in most ways, ground feeding, and feeder eating when all's covered with a dusting of snow.

Sun
20
Dec

Grants available through Sauk County Extension

Applications are being accepted for grants through the Sauk County Extension Office.

Wed
09
Dec

Sauk County Gardener: Selecting and caring for Christmas trees

“The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree, those to me, are the scents of the holidays.” - Blake Lively

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