So the garden has stopped producing and you think there is not much to do in the garden this time of year.
My dream car is KITT from the 1980s television show "Knightrider." Of course.
If you take a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this season to watch the leaves turn color, you'll be treated to nice views. But much of the wooded countryside consists of second-growth forest, following long periods of attempts to farm the land. In the Eastern U.S., reserves of old-growth forest have become small and are threatened by logging and development. Some estimates indicate that our old-growth inventory has shrunk to 10 percent of what it was in the 1600s.
No doubt, this time of year is a favorite for most folks.
The bride and I have been like Willie Nelson the past few months ... on the road again. Lots of traveling, lots of visits and we've come home with a greater appreciation for this wonderful land of ours.
With my inherent geekiness, I can't resist learning things. I actively seek out learning of any kind: veterinary medicine, quantum theory and fantasy football.
There's no room for doubts when the weather forecast calls for "100 percent chance of precipitation." Such was the case on the last day of summer, Sept. 21. An enormous cold front stretched a line of clouds and rain showers from its southernmost point, the State of Michoacan in central Mexico, to Killiniq Island. That's the northernmost tip of Quebec and Labrador, 4,000 miles from Mexico City.
Parents looking for healthy snack ideas and tips are welcome to attend our upcoming free Food Talk sessions.
There is always a risk when an author writes a book openly admitting to drawing inspiration from a timeless classic.
Hopefully you don't get bogged down in the literary reference, but I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Specifically Caesar Millan, the well-known "Dog Whisperer."
One may not have heard of Lyons, Colo., before, but recent news brought this town into the spotlight. Isolated from all its surroundings by raging flood waters, this normally pretty town of 1,600 people took the brunt of heavy rains during the first weeks of September. Steep slopes on surrounding mountainsides funneled water straight through residential neighborhoods, causing death and injury, and making roadways collapse.
Fall is a busy time to get a few things done in the garden since September and October are great months to prepare for next year's growing season. It is time to kick start the garden for next year!
Turn the calendar back to October 1973. Israel was at war with Egypt, and Arab members of OPEC tried to stop the U.S. from supporting Israel by imposing an oil embargo. It caused gas shortages in the U.S. and much of Western Europe. Long lines and "no gas" signs at the pumps were the result over here.
I was the only one awake. It was early morning and still dark outside.
True gardeners are planners. They always look ahead to next season on what to plant, where to plant and what to do differently.
"Your dog is fat. And it's your fault."
Cigarette manufacturers have received flak for the health dangers of their products since the first surgeon general's report on the subject was released in 1964. Parents, activists and even former Marlboro men have spoken out against their products and practices.
The "futurology" movement of the 1960s, which promised progress and prosperity, based almost entirely on technology, has long ebbed away. Science fiction literature and movies range from the realistic to the ridiculous.
Through the years, garden folklore has observed some facts about how gardens are planted and arranged. Some plants naturally grow well together, while others do not.
You always can learn something new from The Times. I did in January. And that led to some fond memories from my past and conversations with folks with a real history in this town.
We watched in awe as he shook the salt shaker until a thick, white layer topped his entire breakfast, including the bacon and sausage. In the back of my mind, I thought it was only a matter of time before this man became a patient at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
At dinnertime one evening, Cole wasn't eating his sandwich. He did, however, make several references to dessert.
I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.
While much of the northern and eastern U.S. shivered in frigid weather, parts of England experienced severe storms. Recent research suggests that these record-setting events were due to warming of the Arctic.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69, and I have to admit I am a bit surprised by the volume and intensity of grief about his death.
What do births, surgeries, new neighbors, church meetings, new homes or pretty much any life event all have in common? A home-cooked meal delivered straight from one kitchen to another.
Weaver D's is closing. If you're not familiar with Athens, then you may not know what that means. It's a soul food place, and the best I've ever had.
An earthquake in South Dakota two weeks ago. Another in South Carolina last week. It would be tempting to come up with scary headlines now.
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