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The Mia Foundation takes in dozens of animals born with deformities with the goal of giving them a chance at a life. 




With Heavy rains, snow and continuing low temperatures through the Month of March I need to remind you of a few tips to help keep the furry friends safe.

  • When in doubt, bring them in. - If you are concerned that it might be too cold for your pets, bring them in.  Puppies, smaller dogs, older dogs and cats are especially at risk.
  • Watch out for antifreeze! - Antifreeze has a sweet taste that is attractive to Dogs.  It can cause sickness or death if ingested.  Keep containers up high and clean up spills immediately.
  • Look out for Feral Friends. - Cats that live outdoors cannot protect themselves from the weather extremes.  Consider providing a feral cat shelter for them.
  • Don't leave Pets in the car. - Leaving your pet in the car during extreme cold is dangerous.  The car can act like a freezer, trapping in cold air.
  • Watch for Frost. - Pay close attention to paw pads, tails and ears.  If you think your pet may have frostbite or hypothermia contact your Veterinarian.

  Stay warm during the Month of March!



There is no better way to get ready for spring...and summer.

Be sure to put these dates on your calendar!  

Many of our favorite service providers will be there including Industrial Rustic by Tucker! (And more...many more!)  This is a great event for the whole family.  Don't miss it!  CLICK HERE to read more about the Rochester Home and Garden Show and to get an admission coupon!

Dugan Creek Lumber is known in our area for their expert services in the logging industry.  What they're not as well known for (but should be) is their ability to bring us hidden treasures that can't help but bring a smile to our face!

This photo was Wishbone approved.

Dugan Creek is a family owned company located in Caledonia that has been in the timber business for three generation. With full milling capabiliities, Dugan Creek is our area's 'go to' company for logging and lumber.  

Dugan Creek Lumber 585-226-6494.

Click on the banner below to visit their website.  

Upstate New York's Renewable Energy Specialists: A.C.E.S.

  • A.C.E.S is an Accredited Installer by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA)
  • A.C.E.S prides itself on its prompt, professional and personable team members
  • Our communication and intricate documentation ensure that you won't have any unwanted surprises!
  • Services are flexible and range from consultation to turn-key installations
  • Ability to process NYSERDA incentive documentation for Solar & Wind installations
  • Flexible payment schedules 
  • Customer referral incentives

Click on the banner above to visit their website!




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Don't forget we have some wonderful products available at The Salmon Ranch Store!

T-Shirts, Custom made bottle openers, Custom made steel horseshoe letters!

You've heard us speak of John Welch Enterprise Inc. many times.  We've mentioned their fantastic landscape services and have posted many images of the work they've done at Jim and Diane's.  We've mentioned their fantastic snow removal services (since living where we do it's a service that can be in great need).  Now we're going to mention all their services.  John Welch Enterprise Inc. is a company that offers a great many services and is a valuable asset to our community.

Custom Carpentry

Drainage Solutions




Lawn Mowing

Low Voltage Lighting


Fall Cleanup

Topsoil and Mulch Delivery

Water Features

Spring Cleanup

For more information on any of these services CLICK HERE.

To visit their website click on the banner below.

1723 State Route 444 Victor, NY 14564-9331 
Telephone: 585-924-4488

It may only be March but remember the saying?  In like a lion and out like a lamb?  Let's hope the out part is correct!  In any case we know spring is on its way and that spring brings its own set of concerns.  Being a homeowner, whether it be a residential home or a summer cottage, there are always maintenance issues to deal with in the spring.  We hope some of these service provider recommendations will be helpful in steering you toward the best people for the job you need completed this spring.  

  • AquaSource is a NYS DEC registered Water Well Contractor and can install ShoreWells as well as Water Lines and Intakes.  The AquaSource Group is a team of professionals dedicated to serving the Water Quality needs of Western New York. They serve residential, commercial, industrial, and small community clients in and around the Finger Lakes Region.
  • Vekton Corporation provides Greater Rochester area homeowners with a full range of siding, roofing, windows and door installations.  If the years have taken a toll on your home this spring may be the perfect time to get the updates you need and Vekton Corporation is the company to do it.  Vekton has added value and beauty to thousands of area homes. 
  • Golden Boys Painting is Rochester’s Premier Interior and Exterior Painting Company.  Golden Boys Painting has a proven record of total customer satisfaction, owing in large part to a work ethic that’s built on honesty, dependability, and quality craftsmanship.  There’s just something about a new coat of paint that brightens your world without dampening your bank account.
  • GrandView Home Enhancements is a factory-direct supplier of Seaway brand Sunrooms. Building a sunroom (also known as 4 season rooms, screen rooms, patio rooms, enclosed patios, or patio enclosures) is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with all of the comforts of the indoors.
  • Big Ash Fireplace and Stoves is a full-service family owned business, featuring the finest fireplaces, inserts, stoves, hearth accessories, and outdoor products available.  They can help you turn your outdoor area into a summer retreat with firepits and tables, grills and kitchen islands and patio furniture and accessories.

For more service provider recommendations scroll to the end of the newsletter and view The Jim Salmon Service Guide.  We wouldn't recommend a company we wouldn't use ourselves!  All of our service providers are highly recommended!


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