Happy Thanksgiving! Show off the natural beauty found in your garden and landscape by creating amazing fall and winter decor. Details. Photo by Mary Jane Frogge, UNL Extension
Answers to common questions about preparing and serving food (including leftovers) for your Thanksgiving meals! Visit UNL Extension's Thanksgiving Pinterest Board
Introducing the 2013-2014 Lancaster County 4-H Teen Council officers. Teen Council is a leadership organization for youth in grades 7-12. Learn more.
News & Information
HEALTH & SAFETY/CONSUMER EDUCATION
Recognize Asthma Triggers
Indoor air pollutants can trigger asthma attacks and may lead to its onset. Totally eliminating triggers may be unrealistic, but certain management methods may help control the trigger. The effectiveness of management methods depends on the pollutant source, how significant of an asthma trigger it is for a particular individual, medical recommendations, and feasibility of control.
Do you DIG nature?!
Become a Certified NEBRASKA Master Naturalist and receive 60 hours of in-depth outdoor and classroom training through topics including Nebraska Ecosystems, Plants, Animals, History, Conservation, and much more!
FOOD, NUTRITION & HEALTH
$tretch Your Food Dollar With Peas, Beans, Corn
Peas, beans and corn are popular vegetables served in many homes. They can be enjoyed fresh, frozen or canned year-round. Frozen and canned vegetables are equivalent to fresh in nutrition and very economical. Try some tasty new ways to prepare them. Simple is best, so look in your refrigerator and cupboards for ingredients you already have on hand.
GARDEN, LAWN & LANDSCAPE
Heating With Wood: Tree Species Characteristics
Firewood, from different species or types of trees, varies widely in heat content, burning characteristics and overall quality. Learn about the important burning characteristics for most species used in Nebraska.
FAMILIES & PARENTING
Parenting From a Distance
Parenting is never easy, even when the parent and child live in the same household. When a parent is parenting a child who doesn’t live in the home full time, it can be especially challenging, but not impossible. It actually can be an opportunity to create new ways to communicate.
ACREAGE, FARM & RANCH
Know Your Livestock Lingo
Not everyone has grown up on a farm! This new publication helps youth and adult with common terms used in the livestock industry. You'll also find gestation and incubation periods for livestock.
Check it out:
The November/December Edition of the NEBLINE is now on-line:
Find these stories and more at http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline:
- Family and Couple Strengths: Getting Connected, Staying Connected.
- Fruit Trees Offer Backyard Bounty
- Outdoor Lighting for Security & Energy Savings
- Slow Cooker Safety
- Lazy Day Beef and Vegetable Soup Recipe
- Tips for Enjoying Time with Your Children
- Small Flies in the Home
- Christmas Tree Care & Selection
- 4-H & Youth News & Announcements
- How Couples Can Ensure a Meaningful and Happy Life Together
- ... and so much more.
The NEBLINE is a free newsletter, published monthly (except December) and mailed to nearly 11,500 households in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Available on-line here
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