Moms Gear: Feeding time just got greener, cleaner

baby bibs

Melissa Schweiger Kleinman I remember so clearly all the milk that dribbled down my son’s chin during feeding time, finding their way into hidden crevices that could only be uncovered after digging deep into his neck folds. With the arrival of my second son this spring, I’ve sworn I will be smarter and use a […]

Area residents developing food Co-op

Thomas Garcia Area residents have joined together to create Tucumcari Food Cooperative, which plans to offer organic food to area shoppers. The Co-op’s mission is to provide high quality, natural and organic products at the lowest prices possible, according to a press release. “They will be offering a different type of natural food for the […]

Insecticide may make organic gardeners smile

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Are you still looking for an environmentally-friendly insecticide that won’t harm beneficial insects, but still sticks it to pesky pests? You may need to look no further. Spinosad (pronounced spin OH sid) is a relatively new insect killer that quickly and safely controls a variety of caterpillar, beetle and […]

Tips for your landscape during construction projects

by Tom Dominguez, Extension Service If you’re in the process of any kind of construction, new or remodel, here are some things to think about in protecting the existing landscape and your soil. With construction, terrible things happen to the soil. There may be a deceiving layer of beautiful soil showing, but what lurks beneath? […]

City offers free compost to gardeners

By Tom Dominguez Talking to Joe Ramirez, city of Tucumcari Wastewater superintendent, the best compost to get is through the city waste water department. It only cost you the effort and time to go by and pick it up. According to Ramirez, the biosolids that come from wastewater go through an industrial digestive process for […]

Yard and Garden: Mulch insulates soil for winter temperatures

By Tom Dominguez Mulches The single most timesaving practice for any gardener is using mulch around garden plants. Mulching goes hand in hand with planting – in fall or any other time of the year. You can buy various types of mulch or use leaves (chopped, shredded, or composted) or other garden material you already […]