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Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ask the Builder: Should a shed look like the house?

I want to build a deluxe shed. I’ve just retired and have plenty of time on my hands. I want to stop paying the outrageous offsite storage fees. First and foremost, what do you think of my shed matching my house? Is this a good idea or a waste of time?

Ask the Builder: Yes, you can build your own garden shed

Q. I’ve put off building a small garden shed for too many years. After the wretched winter I endured, I deserve something that will lift my spirits. I don’t know where to start, but I do know I want it to be an asset to my property. Should I just buy a pre-built shed or is it possible to build my own with limited skills and tools? I’m up for a challenge, but I don’t want to find out I bit off more than I can chew. What would you do if you were me? – Andrea T., Blue Earth, Minnesota A. Each spring I get questions like this. Spring as a magical time of year that unleashes pent-up energy and creativity in many things, including humans. It’s the favorite time of year for my ham radio mentor, and I enjoy seeing him soak up all the wonder of the season.

Hunting for sheds? Don’t disturb the wildlife

WILDLIFE – Hunting for antlers left behind by big game animals? Remember to not disturb the animals, the Idaho Fish and Game Department warns in a news release. “It’s important to remember that while we’re having an early case of spring fever, animals are still trying to get through winter,” the news release states. “Although this winter has been relatively mild and adult survival will likely be high, young animals – especially fawns – might still be struggling to get through their first winter.”

Shed hunting has become popular and profitable hobby

It’s that peaceful time of year when the forest begins to give up its secrets. It’s in those remote corners, not yet adorned by the songs of birds, that shed hunters wear the treads off boots in the eternal search for calcified treasures.

Feedback: Remembering the Pine Shed restaurant

When we posted a 1955 photo of the Pine Shed restaurant (formerly at Division Street and Nora Avenue) on our Facebook page, it attracted numerous memories. Here’s a few of the 300-plus comments.

Then and Now: The Pine Shed Restaurant

Brothers Roy and Bill Wilks were raised in Virginia, and the boys joined their family on a homestead in Tekoa, Washington, in 1935. Elder brother Roy, born around 1916, started a trucking company while Bill was still in school. Bill served in World War II and returned to Tekoa after the war. Both brothers moved to Spokane in 1949 and took over the Old Corral Restaurant.