By John Feeney
Tips and Tricks to Do Now for Successful Gardening Next Spring
You may be wondering what an article about gardening is doing in our November blog post. Prepping the remnants of a summer garden is just as important for garden success as watering, fertilizing and weeding during the peak growing months.
The temperatures have dropped and the leaves are starting to show the first signs of changing color. Fall will be here before you know it and that means the rut is on our doorstep.
But what is a rut?
The dog days of summer are here and that means it is time to enjoy more outdoor activities with Fido.
If you are a resident of Estes Park, you may already be familiar with the Estes Valley Dog Park managed by Estes Valley Recreation and Park District.
If you are new to town or visiting Estes Park on vacation, you may be very interested to know that we have a free, off-leash dog park.
The elk cows started dropping their calves over the Memorial Day weekend around the District. These cute little bundles of joy are yet another sign of spring but also a sign that caution needs to be taken when using open areas around town.
Spring has officially arrived. The confirmation came when the small song birds started to arrive about a week ago. That meant the bugs were back, their main source of food.
There is a new sports craze rising in the shadows of tennis – a sport that has actually been around for more than four decades.
It isn’t badminton. It isn’t racquetball either. And it is not ping pong. Nor is it wiffle ball.
But there are pieces of all five of these sports combined into this one unique, sour-sounding game called pickleball.
Colorado weather keeps throwing us little morsels of warmer temperatures to tease us about the approaching spring only to tip us back into winter with more snow.
These changing weather patterns also signal the changing resident birds around Lake Estes.
In 1997, a commencement speech given by Kurt Vonnegut, entitled “Wear Sunscreen,” hit the airwaves and motivated people to take inventory of their lives – whether they were 22, 42 or 62.
It started by saying:
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’98: Wear sunscreen.
Golf is identified as a summer sport – fresh green courses, colorful short-sleeve shirts, and sunny afternoons. But in Colorado, where we can have sunny afternoons 300 days out of the year, golfing often extends into the winter months.