Five Lessons Learned Following the Caughlin Fire

November 17th, 2017

After the Caughlin Fire. Photograph Courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension I awoke to the smell of thick campfire-like smoke that had filtered into my bedroom. I jumped out…

Debunking Wildfire Myths

August 16th, 2016

Most homes are destroyed during wildfire by burning embers landing on, in or near the house on something easy to ignite. In this photograph, embers have ignited the house and…

Being Ember Aware

July 15th, 2016

After experiencing the recent Driscoll Fire, (click here to view last month’s blog) it becomes even more important to continue my efforts to make my home wildfire prepared. I look…

Defensible Space and the New Homeowner

June 17th, 2015

What type of tree is this? My husband, Marc, and I purchased a home last month in Reno. We are both first time home owners in a brand new development…

All Good Reasons for Yard Work

December 2nd, 2013

It seems like the holidays are a perfect reason to justify making sure the house and yard are in good shape. A recent conversation with my mother, in which she…

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