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Answers to your home maintenance and repair questions

Can you believe it? A year has gone by. A whole year since Lora and Joseph at the Lyons Recorder agreed to let me blather on about what makes my world go ‘round: fixing things and playing with power tools! (Cue Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor sound byte. Actually no, don’t. That just sounds ridiculous.).

 

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True or False: A house is only as good as its foundation?

In a general sense a general sense, true. But a foundation is only the start. I would suggest that just as important as a good foundation is a good roof. The best foundation in the world won’t do you a bit of good without a roof to protect the overall structure of the building, and in some cases, the foundation itself.

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June Events at Denvr Botanic Gardens

FREE DAYS
Free days for Colorado residents are held throughout the year at both Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield takes place on Friday, June 1

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D-U-C-T, Or D-U-C-K?

It’s spelled D-U-C-T, not D-U-C-K, right? Not so fast. As I was researching the origins of this ubiquitous and arguably the most useful product known to humanity, I stumbled upon the most interesting facts. One of which is that, indeed, the product now known as duct tape today started out as “Duck Tape” in World War II. Like some of the adhesives I wrote about last month, the military has been quite instrumental in many of the

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Colorado Buffalo Makes Hearty Meals

Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado buffalo is featured in our Colorado Buffalo Sausage Flatbread Pizza recipe. 

The Great American Bison is the largest land mammal in North America. There are approximately 220,000 head of buffalo in the United States and 15,500 in Colorado.

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