There is something about dirt roads that whistles to me like a siren's call. A dirt road beckons and I answer. I cannot resist its allure.
The microwave is the easiest way to brown ground beef. A lot of you already know this, but here's a tip you probably don't know. Before microwaving, place the beef in a microwave-safe colander and then place the colander in a bowl. When microwaving, the fat from the beef will drain through the colander and collect at the bottom of the bowl. Genius. Contributed by Jo Holt.
Our classic, Southern azaleas put on a remarkable show of color this spring. But what do we do after they have bloomed so that they have a healthy start toward next spring?
The ranks of those delving into vegetable gardening are growing daily.
Here's an unsurprising fact: California is the leading wine-producing state in the nation. What is surprising, however, is that 90 percent of American wine comes from the Golden State.
When Mama, my last surviving parent, died, I was orphaned; so my sister, Louise, stepped up and took charge.
The middle years of marriage are difficult to pinpoint.
The other day Chloe was trying to snap her fingers. She'd seen me do it before, and she was doing a very good job of mimicking my actions.
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. When you read this column I know that your first thought will be, "How can this tip help me?" Let your second thought be, "Can this tip help someone I know?" Share the love, baby.
Every parent knows that sometimes, kids won't eat new foods.
Down in Milledgeville there is a lovely woman named Sophia who is a fan of this column. In turn, she is a supporter and friend of mine.
The response to my recent "I can't wait for the 1960s to be over and done with!" series has been overwhelming, so here's another installment.
If you want to stop receiving unsolicited phone books, go to yellowpagesgoesgreen.org.
Since we hear a lot about "going green" these days, how we can use that term in our gardening practices?
Even novice gardeners can appreciate the beauty of roses. There are more than 6,000 varieties, offering a wide range of forms, colors and fragrances from spring until fall.
I subscribe to an online wine news service that delivers a couple of times a week some fascinating stories or statistics about happenings in the giddy world of wine. I'm passing along some condensed versions with my own comments.
May way, ye scurvy dogs!
Conditions like the record-breaking blasts of cold air during much of February make us dream of warmer weather.
As turf grass areas occasionally begin to thin out, moss and algae begin to form because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
Busy work schedules, hectic family life, late-night television, electronics and other stimulants get in the way of our daily sleep. Therefore, most people sleep when work and family life permits.
When Amy came home, she got the mail out of the mailbox and laid it on the couch when she walked in the door.
Violence against others, be they a female, male, dog, cat or salamander, is never desirable.
Complaining about nature's quirks, and the disasters that come with them, is a popular pastime. But in spite of some of the troubles North Georgia has experienced in the past, it's realistic to say that we live in a very sheltered part of the world.
I recently treated a patient who described a long series of problems from the past year. They included weight gain/loss, leg swelling, shortness of breath when walking up stairs, "butterflies fluttering" in her chest and sometimes having to sleep in her recliner to breathe.
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