Chimney Fires Can Be Prevented
You may find it odd to hire someone so that your fireplace doesn’t produce fire, but if your flue is blocked or your brickwork isn’t solid, your house could be in danger. If your masonry is cracked in a wood-burning fireplace, sparks could escape between ...
Darke County Extension Advisory Committee
Is it Illegal to Move Firewood out of Butler County?
The weather has turned colder and many of us are looking for firewood to help heat our homes. The question has been asked multiple times, is it illegal to move firewood out of Butler County? The answer is yes. In an effort to protect the trees of Ohio f ...
2015 Farm Outlook Meeting
Ohio Hops Conference & Trade Show
Caring For Your Christmas Cactus
Many families have a specimen Christmas cactus plant that is many years old. If you have such a family heirloom, it is easy to pass starts along to other members of your family. Just break off a segment, let it dry for a few days, and then place it in ba ...
Over the River and Through the Woods
Does the rush of the holiday season make you feel as if you might be missing something? With so many things to do and places to go, it is so important not to overlook elderly family members. For many, the holidays are filled with celebrations and festiv ...
4-H: Preparing Youth for a Brighter Future
This week I have received several phone calls from parents inquiring about the Butler County 4-H program. If you happen to be a parent or grandparent that has often wondered about the benefits of the 4-H program, I highly invite you to continue reading t ...
The Ginkgo- A tree with lots of reasons to recommend it
If you are thinking about what to plant to replace that large ash tree in your landscape, consider the Ginkgo biloba. This tree is also known as the maidenhair tree because its leaves closely resemble the leaflets of the maidenhair fern. It has a fasci ...
Strengthening Families over Dinner
To some it may seem old fashioned, or a thing of the past, but family meals are a proven way to help strengthen families. Years of research has found that the more children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they were to smoke, drink or use ...