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Big Ideas for Tiny Spaces

In many small homes and apartments, square footage is a luxury. But with inspired color, style and space-saving ideas, any indoor or outdoor space can become a welcome addition to the household. Portland salvage and DIY expert Shannon Quimby shares affordable projects based on this philosophy.

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Lane County Fair Exhibitors Face the Judges

The first Lane County Fair was held in Eugene in 1859, the year of Oregon’s statehood. Awards totaling $80.75 were offered for the best examples of livestock, butter, cheese, field crops, garden produce and fruit. The present-day fair offers awards in those and many other categories, including baked goods, floral arranging and quilting and textiles.

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A Barrage of Blueberries

Blueberries are a tasty and healthy addition to any homestead. But cultivating patience may be the most important aspect of growing them. Blueberries have specific needs and take eight years to become fully mature, but under the right growing conditions the plant can live for up to 50 years.

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