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Time to get those cool season veggies planted, from the Whistling Gardener

March is the consummate month to plant “cool season” veggies like potatoes and carrots and onions and radishes, leaf crops like lettuce and spinach and cabbage and broccoli and finally peas. All of these crops demand a cool soil and cool air temperatures.

March is the consummate month to plant “cool season” veggies like potatoes and carrots and onions and radishes, leaf crops like lettuce and spinach and cabbage and broccoli and finally peas. All of these crops demand a cool soil and cool air temperatures to perform their best. When it starts to get too warm they will mature rapidly and go to seed.

Forever home dog of the week - Yoda

Yoda is a 15 week old Chihuahua mix boy that weighs 8-9 lbs. He was transferred to Seattle with his siblings from a high-kill shelter in California and just arrived in our rescue.

Yoda is a 15 week old Chihuahua mix boy that weighs 8-9 lbs. He was transferred to Seattle with his siblings from a high-kill shelter in California and just arrived in our rescue.

Yoda is a little shy but will come out of his shell once he feels comfortable in his surroundings. He is a bit hesitant towards humans at first but is overcoming that. He loves being around other dogs and enjoys playing with them. He does tend to be submissive in nature.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Now that’s comedy

What is funny? The answer is so subjective that I suggest your culture has a lot to do with it.

What is funny? The answer is so subjective that I suggest your culture has a lot to do with it.

Watch Albert Brooks’ movie “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.” One of the funniest movies (to me) I’ve ever seen. In it he is sent by our State Department to figure out what makes Muslims in India and Pakistan laugh. Only a Government Agency could ask for this deliverable: “Write a 500 page report on what’s funny.”

Brooks gives a stand up comedy performance in India and since virtually no one in the audience understands his comedy, of course, no one laughs. For example, he talks about things commonly understood by Americans (like turning down the house lights – otherwise no one will laugh). He realizes that unless the local population has had this type of experience, they could not be expected to laugh.

Spring 2014 News from Mill Creek Women's Club

at the December 18 Membership Meeting/Luncheon a record-breaking, gigantic $31,780.00 check was proudly presented to the YWCA representatives attending: Senior Regional Director of Snohomish County, Mary Anne Dillon-Bryant and Regional Community Affairs Coordinator, Luanne Kunz.

What do you think the Mill Creek Women’s Club has been up to lately? Impressively, at the December 18, 2014, Membership Meeting/Luncheon a record-breaking, gigantic $31,780.00 check was proudly presented to the YWCA representatives attending: Senior Regional Director of Snohomish County, Mary Anne Dillon-Bryant and Regional Community Affairs Coordinator, Luanne Kunz. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Women’s Club Annual Auction in November were directly contributed to the YWCA Pathways Children’s Domestic Violence Program with no overhead cost deduction.

What are your harbingers of Spring? From the Whistling Gardener

I have heard told that there are really only two seasons in the northwest, the rainy season and road construction season. There may be some truth to that. But despite the difficult transition from winter to spring there are sure signs of the season if you just look and listen.

Spring is an elusive season for the northwest. Typically what happens is that winter comes and goes for what seems like months on end and then one day we wake up and it is summer.

I have heard told that there are really only two seasons in the northwest, the rainy season and road construction season. There may be some truth to that. But despite the difficult transition from winter to spring there are sure signs of the season if you just look and listen. For me there are some very distinct indicators.

Eight Tips to Shop Smarter at Whole Foods

I have to admit when Whole Foods moved into the neighborhood I had second thoughts about shopping there. I try to support farmer’s more directly at farmers markets and through CSA’s (community supported agriculture), when they are seasonally available. But most importantly I’m concerned about shopping healthy on a budget, and I’ve avoided Whole Foods because I too have heard it called, “whole paycheck.

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