Being a child of the '70s, television has a powerful influence on me. It can even test the core of my Southern woman being, as it did recently.
If you do a lot of cooking in the kitchen, you need this: A pair of welder's gloves. I'm serious. Don't waste your time with the low-quality pot holders and oven mitts. Welder's gloves are designed for extreme heat and are seriously durable. You can find them at any of the home improvement stores and they're cheap.
She's now grown out of it, but Chloe used to carry a pink, fluffy blanket around with her. As she walked through the house, she'd have a thumb stuck in her mouth and that blanket bunched in her arms.
Question: Since fall is right around the corner, when is the best time to prune woody ornamentals and fruiting plants?
Plant species brought into an area where they did not ecologically develop or where they are not considered native, are often termed exotic.
Do you, a family member or friend have diabetes? Mark your calendar and register soon for the upcoming Diabetes 101 seminar that will be held on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Mountains Center in downtown Gainesville. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with exhibits and continental breakfast. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The registration cost is $15, and $20 after Sept. 5. This includes breakfast, lunch, exhibits and classes. This ...
An e-mail arrived one day from a dear, old friend who was once my boss when he was managing editor of a daily newspaper where I worked during college and which was later my first full-time job.
I need to start off by giving kudos to reader Daniel Franklin. He solved an age-old dilemma that home repair people have had for years. He discovered the secret of how you can get multiple uses from one can of spray insulating foam. (OK, for those of you who don't know what spray foam is, it's basically an aerosol can that sprays out a foam that expands and hardens. It's great for filling cracks and ...
Marriage isn't designed to make you happy; it is designed to make you married. When caught up in the emotions of love, this statement might not make much sense to you. It really doesn't make much sense if you have been watching any of the "reality" TV shows; these programs, although they say they are about love, are really about avoiding rejection. The illusion about living happily ever after is a comforting thought for people ...
Now is an excellent time to prevent white grubs in turf. White grubs live in the soil and feed on the roots of turf. Most white grubs have a one-year lifecycle in Georgia.
For those Lunch Guys readers who don't speak Italian, let us translate the name of Olive Garden's newest dish, the Lasagna Rollatini. In English, that means teeny roll of lasagna.
From my hotel room in Knoxville, Tenn., once, I phoned in to check on the girls: Mama and Dixie Dew.
Like red wines? I do. And I enjoy passing along to my readers word of good ones I encounter. However, the one I sampled recently you just might have to make yourself. It was a blend of three traditional Rhone red wine grapes - grenache, syrah and mourvedre. Lush and fruity, it resembled more the Australian version of what they call GSM, than the Rhone style. And Craig Cook made it himself. Cook is the ...
Question: Who are Master Gardeners and what do they do? Answer: Georgia Master Gardeners are a group of enthusiastic, hardworking people who want to share their talents, knowledge and creativity within their community through support, special gardening projects and education. In Hall County, there are about 150 active Master Gardeners, with new ones coming on board every year. They contribute to the community in a variety of ways through their common passion for gardening. Master ...
Flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and crocus are some of the earliest flowers to appear in gardens each year, some starting to bloom as early as January. Many will bloom and multiply for years with minimal care.
This spring has been wet and cool. It always amazes me how different one spring from the next can vary so much.
I rarely re-read books once I'm finished with them. But every now and then, I come across a published work that not only do I want to revisit, but I feel as if I have to in order to pick up on things I am positive I missed the first read through. One of those books is Volume One of the graphic novel series, "Cursed Pirate Girl." It is written and illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, ...
California Highway 58, east of Bakersfield, presents some truly astounding sights. It's still a rare occurrence here in Georgia to see more than one wind turbine. At Tehachapi Pass on Cal. 58, there are 5,000 of them.
If you have a creative side and have some room to plant flowers, cutting gardens can be a fun and rewarding way to surround one's self with beautiful flowers indoors as well as outdoors for parties.
Spirits were high but clouds hung low during graduation ceremonies on the Brenau campus a week ago. Commenting on the light rain that was falling, Brenau President Ed Schrader said, jokingly, "according to the weather radar on my computer, these rain clouds don't exist."
The front door of our church doesn't have a doorknob. Instead, it has a handle with a small thumb latch above it. To open the door, you have to depress the thumb latch until it clicks and pull. That's all. Easy, right?
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.
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