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Want to stay on budget with your holiday shopping? Here are some strategies that you can use so that you don't over-spen...
10/06/2021

Want to stay on budget with your holiday shopping? Here are some strategies that you can use so that you don't over-spend! #Holidays #shopping #budgeting #credit

Want to stay on budget with your holiday shopping? Here are some strategies that you can use so that you don't over-spend! #Holidays #shopping #budgeting #credit

10/05/2021

🎁Gift ideas that build relationships and bring people together across geographical and generational distances:

- A family recipe or heirloom. Include a picture or story about the recipe or heirloom.
- Supplies to make a book about family history.
- An incomplete project that is completed as it is passed back and forth to each other.
- A puzzle you can work on together.
- A family album.

10/01/2021
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Having a will ensures that your property will be distributed as you wish at the time of your death. Without a will, the state distributes your property, giving preference to surviving spouses and children.

This article provides an overview of how Indiana inheritance laws determine property distribution:

Giving Indiana students another pathway to #Purdue and offering their families the opportunity to save thousands of doll...
10/01/2021
Purdue Fast Start Program

Giving Indiana students another pathway to #Purdue and offering their families the opportunity to save thousands of dollars. These are the goals of the new Fast Start program — and the latest example of our #PersistentPursuit of affordable and accessible education. Read more below about how you can receive a transformative education with Purdue's help.

Promising Indiana students can take their first steps toward a Purdue degree with the new, innovative Fast Start program, which offers free courses, an avenue to assured admission to the University and the opportunity to save thousands of dollars.

There are very many rumors about the COVID-19 vaccine, which can cause very much confusion for those who are deciding on...
09/30/2021

There are very many rumors about the COVID-19 vaccine, which can cause very much confusion for those who are deciding on receiving it. Here are the common misconceptions and what is actually true about the COVID-19 vaccines

There are very many rumors about the COVID-19 vaccine, which can cause very much confusion for those who are deciding on receiving it. Here are the common misconceptions and what is actually true about the COVID-19 vaccines

09/30/2021
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If you rely on a septic system to treat your wastewater, you don't want it to fail! That's an unexpected expense that can devastate your budget. Can you guess what 12 household products are recognized as interfering with the proper functioning of septic systems? Find out in the article below:

Bump up your breakfast with this easy and healthy waffle recipe🧇#waffles #breakfast #nutrition
09/24/2021

Bump up your breakfast with this easy and healthy waffle recipe🧇
#waffles #breakfast #nutrition

Bump up your breakfast with this easy and healthy waffle recipe🧇
#waffles #breakfast #nutrition

09/23/2021

Keep them moving!

Exercise can have a big impact on your kids' grades as well as their moods. Physically fit kids have better brain health and cognitive ability than their kids. Encourage your child to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day🧠

09/23/2021

💻Coming up Wednesday, Sept. 29, is our FREE Technology Tips program!

Learn how you can manage your technology better at the Sunset Hill Farm Education Center at 10am CST

Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Education Center
775 Meridian Rd #8507
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Call our Extension office at (219) 4650-3555 for any questions or to pre-register

09/22/2021

6 Signs That it's a #scam:
1. They pretend to be someone you know.
2. They tell you there is a problem or that you won a prize.
3. Pressure to act IMMEDIATELY by threatening a severe consequence.
4. They tell you to pay with gift cards or a money transfer
5. They give you information that you cannot share.
6. If you get a phone call, stay alert, if it sounds too good to be true - hang up.

#Scammer #scampreventiontips

October #WalletWellness Wednesdays are coming soon! Join us every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST to become better at managing...
09/21/2021

October #WalletWellness Wednesdays are coming soon! Join us every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST to become better at managing the money in your wallet💰
Click the link below to register:
https://puext.in/WWW-Oct-2021

October #WalletWellness Wednesdays are coming soon! Join us every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST to become better at managing the money in your wallet💰
Click the link below to register:
https://puext.in/WWW-Oct-2021

Purdue Extension now presents the informational podcast Bite By Bite: Nutrition for Life! Stay up to date on the latest ...
09/21/2021

Purdue Extension now presents the informational podcast Bite By Bite: Nutrition for Life! Stay up to date on the latest food fads and learn what is best for your nutritional health🥗

Follow Bite by Bite Nutrition for Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected and to suggest topics for this interesting podcast

Purdue Extension now presents the informational podcast Bite By Bite: Nutrition for Life! Stay up to date on the latest food fads and learn what is best for your nutritional health🥗

Follow Bite by Bite Nutrition for Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected and to suggest topics for this interesting podcast

09/14/2021

What you should know about flour!🌾
1. The most common flours in the kitchen are made from raw grains.
2. Processing raw grain into flour does not kill harmful bacteria.
3. Many foods made with flour also contain raw eggs, which may contain harmful bacteria as well.
4. Cooking is the only way to ensure that foods containing flour and/or eggs are safe to eat.
5. Never eat or taste raw flour, dough, or batter

The Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing is starting soon! Learn to become more skilled in your proposals and feel confiden...
09/10/2021

The Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing is starting soon! Learn to become more skilled in your proposals and feel confident in submitting them with this two-day workshop✍️
Click the link below to register:
https://cvent.me/7yYDZr

The Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing is starting soon! Learn to become more skilled in your proposals and feel confident in submitting them with this two-day workshop✍️
Click the link below to register:
https://cvent.me/7yYDZr

If you're looking to make your lunch more enjoyable, create your own Power Bowl for a delicious and healthy afternoon me...
09/08/2021

If you're looking to make your lunch more enjoyable, create your own Power Bowl for a delicious and healthy afternoon meal!

Want to ensure your car is ready for the winter months to come? Here are some car care tips that are perfect to do while...
09/07/2021

Want to ensure your car is ready for the winter months to come? Here are some car care tips that are perfect to do while fall is here!🚗

Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day!🇺🇸
09/06/2021

Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day!🇺🇸

Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day!🇺🇸

The Labor Day sales are hitting, and the need for a shopping trip is getting to us! Check out our helpful shopping tips ...
09/03/2021

The Labor Day sales are hitting, and the need for a shopping trip is getting to us! Check out our helpful shopping tips below🛍

Family meals are good for everyone😁They can create a sense of connectedness and improve relationships. Nutritionally, ch...
09/03/2021

Family meals are good for everyone😁
They can create a sense of connectedness and improve relationships. Nutritionally, children that eat meals with their family are more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables and less saturated fats. It's a healthy win for the whole family!

Family meals are good for everyone😁
They can create a sense of connectedness and improve relationships. Nutritionally, children that eat meals with their family are more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables and less saturated fats. It's a healthy win for the whole family!

How much sodium is your child consuming? If you are trying to reduce sodium in your child's diet, here are some helpful ...
09/02/2021

How much sodium is your child consuming?

If you are trying to reduce sodium in your child's diet, here are some helpful tips:
🧂Check the nutrition label and leave high sodium foods at the store
🧂Offer fruits and vegetables
🧂Look for low sodium crackers and snacks
🧂Serve more home cooked meals

How much sodium is your child consuming?

If you are trying to reduce sodium in your child's diet, here are some helpful tips:
🧂Check the nutrition label and leave high sodium foods at the store
🧂Offer fruits and vegetables
🧂Look for low sodium crackers and snacks
🧂Serve more home cooked meals

08/26/2021
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Bats in your attic? Mysterious bug bites? Well, we have an answer! Bats can carry a bug so similar to bed bugs that they are easily misdiagnosed as bed bugs. The article below can help you distinguish these critters🦇🦟

08/26/2021

Health vs. Wealth!🍎💸

You may not have thought much about this, but there are similarities between maintaining your health and your wealth. To maintain a healthy body and a healthy bank account, say "NO" to Super-Sizing.

- Larger portions of food can sound like a bargain, but can lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain.
- Sale ads and coupons may make you believe you are getting a great deal, but it can easily lead to overspending and unwanted debt.

So, large portions of food can lead to overeating just like large sales can lead to overspending, so eat and spend wisely!

08/25/2021
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How healthy is your home? Without regular checkups, you might not notice that your home has a small problem that can lead to expensive repair work. You can catch any problems by giving your home a checkup each fall and spring. This checklist from the University of Georgia Extension can make sure that you are reviewing all possible areas that could be a source of future trouble.

Eating breakfast is crucial in order to send your kids to school energized and ready to learn. Some benefits of eating a...
08/24/2021
Mini Quiche Cups

Eating breakfast is crucial in order to send your kids to school energized and ready to learn. Some benefits of eating a healthy breakfast include:
- more energy
- improved concentration
- better grades
- maintaining a healthy weight

This easy recipe from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can make delicious muffin-sized quiches so your kids can go to school with a good breakfast in their bellies!

Recipe for mini quiche cups

08/21/2021

Make the most of fresh basil🌿

When cooking with heat, the rule is to add dried herbs early and fresh herbs late. While dried basil takes its time to soak up liquids and release its flavor, fresh basil leaves will simply wilt and lose their potency if cooked too long.

With soups, stews, sauces and sautés, add your fresh basil in the last stages to add a final fillip of flavor— don't count on it for your base that other flavors build upon!

Food Safety in case of a power outage!- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed- If the doors stay closed, food will ...
08/20/2021

Food Safety in case of a power outage!
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed
- If the doors stay closed, food will stay safe for up to 4 hrs in the refrigerator, 48 hrs in a FULL freezer, and 24 hrs in a HALF-FULL freezer
-If the power is out for 4 or more hours, and a cooler and ice are available, put refrigerated, perishable foods in the cooler. To keep the food at 40°F or below, add ice or a cold source like frozen gel packs

Food Safety in case of a power outage!
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed
- If the doors stay closed, food will stay safe for up to 4 hrs in the refrigerator, 48 hrs in a FULL freezer, and 24 hrs in a HALF-FULL freezer
-If the power is out for 4 or more hours, and a cooler and ice are available, put refrigerated, perishable foods in the cooler. To keep the food at 40°F or below, add ice or a cold source like frozen gel packs

Your body needs potassium for nearly everything it does, including proper kidney and heart functions, muscle contraction...
08/19/2021

Your body needs potassium for nearly everything it does, including proper kidney and heart functions, muscle contraction, and nerve transmission. The amount you need depends on your age and weight: adult men ~3400mg; adult women ~2600mg
Check out the image below to find great sources of potassium!

Your body needs potassium for nearly everything it does, including proper kidney and heart functions, muscle contraction, and nerve transmission. The amount you need depends on your age and weight: adult men ~3400mg; adult women ~2600mg
Check out the image below to find great sources of potassium!

Pumpkin isn't the only squash in town...Acorn squash deserves some love, too!- Acorn squash can easily be cooked in the ...
08/19/2021
winter squash - FoodLink

Pumpkin isn't the only squash in town...
Acorn squash deserves some love, too!

- Acorn squash can easily be cooked in the microwave, just like potatoes.
- Whole squash can be stored at room temp, unwashed, for 3-6 months.
- Find more info and recipes down below:

Pick winter squash that are heavy for their size. Avoid winter squash that have moist, black, or shriveled stems. A squash with a green rind should have an orange spot where it rested on the ground. Buttnernut squash should be deep tan without green streaks. The stem of buttercup and similar squash...

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Valparaiso, IN
46383

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Calling all farmers, gardeners, crafters, and artists, have we got an opportunity for you! With all this crazy weather you may be out of your gourd, but we at the Indiana Gourd Society are definitely into ours! Ever seen a gourd birdhouse hanging in a tree? Did Granny have a gourd dipper down by the spring? Gourds have come a long way since “Follow the drinking gourd” guided slaves north to freedom by sighting on the Big Dipper. Nowadays gourds are both functional and decorative. Almost anything you can do to paper, canvas, wood, or clay, we can do to gourds: draw, paint, calligraphy, cut, engrave, mold, weave, faux finish. Gorgeous art or cute craft; Native American, Western, African, Oriental, modern or holiday designs -- we do it all. Professionals like Ron Pressel and Celia Shaneyfelt will teach you how! Visit the 26th ANNUAL IND. GOURD SOC. STATE SHOW -- “Red, White, and Blue Gourds!” Competitions & workshops are open to all, not just members. Gourd gurus will answer questions, sell seeds, and demo techniques using tiny tools. Enjoy our vendors, workshops, silent auction, Make It/Take It, Kids Area,and “How To” handouts. If your group needs cash, decorated gourds make great fundraisers! We will show you how. You can even grow toys for your kids with Tennessee Spinners and Cannonballs! Have you bought a loofah recently? Did you know you can grow those? Come see all the gourd art & craft we make at the Fulton Co. Historical Soc., Rochester, IN (west side of US 31 just 4 mi. north of town). FREE for Kids age 18 & under; Adults $5, Seniors (60+) $3. Open to the public Fri., May 4, 10 am - 7:30 pm & Sat., May 5, 10 am- 4 pm. More info at www.indianagourdsociety.org or contact Ida Kennedy, 219-767-2901, [email protected]. We’ll also see you at the Indiana State Fair in the Ag-Hort building! Put us on your calendar. How do I know you’ll have a great time? I heard it through the gourd vine!