This is the second in a series of profiles of Georgia wineries. Subsequent profiles will appear when the writer feels sufficiently motivated to do them ... or when his editor yells at him.
One of the joys of shopping at our local Hall County Farmers Market is the variety of fresh produce and friendly smiles.
No sooner had I proudly written the column about the young boy who had named his new pet chicken after me than Ronda the Chicken proved to be as unpredictable as Ronda the writer.
If you own one of those battery-operated wall clocks, I have a tip for you. Consider duct taping a bunch of extra batteries to the back of the clock. When it is time to replace the batteries, they'll be right there.
There have been a lot of thefts in gyms where criminals rummage through unattended gym bags looking for valuables. Here's a great tip to keep you from becoming a victim. Take a tennis ball and cut a several-inch slit in it. Now you can store your valuables in the tennis ball. (Just don't forget and try ...
Is it a good sign when the best character in a book - the one with the most interesting personality, the most logic and who goes through the most hardships - is a giant talking parrot?
Gardening may have seemed more work than reward during the summer.
How do you keep your crape myrtles in tip-top shape throughout the summer and fall?
Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States.
A dear friend of mine, bless his heart, has to work every major holiday. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are days on which he labors while his family celebrates without him.
The time I dread most came around again, and I found myself at the doctor's office awaiting vaccination shots for Chloe.
Before you throw a sewing needle away because it became dull, consider sharpening it with sandpaper. Just get a fine-grit sandpaper and rub the sewing needle over it.
After a hot summer, I'm ready for fall. And a sure sign of fall will soon be at a garden center near you.
The Hall County Farmers Market was covered up Tuesday morning with vendors and customers.
It was my first big gig as a wine writer - the Monterey Wine Festival in the early 1980s. And I was late for lunch.
I'm still laughing about it. Well, kinda.
Over time the soil beneath our lawns can become as hard as a brick due to soil compaction. This reduces pore space and increases soil density, resulting in problems for any gardener.
You might not know this, but in addition to being a foodie, I am also a wedding planner.
When I went off to seminary in Texas, I left many of my personal belongings at my parents' house.
Thanks to my grandmother, I am now at peace with Kenny Rogers.
The carburetor is a time-honored device that may yet see its 150th birthday. But it's disappearing almost completely from the automotive scene.
Winter is a great time to get outside to prune plants while they are in their dormant state.
It's much too early to give up on your health and fitness goals.
What if I told you that you could receive three shots and prevent three different kinds of cancers in women, at least two in men, and decrease the number of visits for women to their OB/GYN's office? Well, one vaccine has the power to do just that.
Words can hurt. Believe me, I know. If you've ever written a column and gotten some less-than-loving feedback, you understand.
The past two weeks have shown how different the weather can be in Europe, compared to the U.S.
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