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Wheeler: Controlling yellow jackets

Yellow jackets.

July 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cannon: Gardening in July is not without problems

July gardening can have its challenges with hot, dry days and sometimes humid conditions. A committed gardener has to use their time wisely during the cooler mornings and late afternoons.

July 13, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around The Home: School shopping on a budget

Your back-to-school budget is probably moving up your "to-do" list. Here are some budget tips from the University of Wisconsin Extension.

July 11, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Healthbeat: Ouch, that hurt! Time to pay the PRICE

Summer is the season we all get a little more active. Unfortunately, this increased activity also heightens the possibilities of muscle strains, ligament sprains or soft tissue injuries.

July 09, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Wheeler: Fielding residents’ questions from the extension office

Every week at the extension office we are presented with diverse questions. Being able to help people solve problems is one of the best parts of the job.

July 06, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Petite sirah is a big favorite

Petite sirah is anything but petite. This resurgent dry red table wine, often referred to as "a winemaker's wine," is climbing the popularity charts in this country, chasing such competitors as merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon for favor among American winos.

July 04, 2012 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Famous chef dishes up an inspiring memoir

Recently, I was having a conversation about people who, when they don't manage to achieve their goals when they originally expected to, tend to heap the blame on external factors.

July 01, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Wheeler: Growing sweet corn in the garden is easy

There are a lot of things that let me know that summertime is back; barbecues, spending time at the pool with the kids and the smell of gardenias. But the one tell-tale is seeing stalks of corn emerge from everyone's vegetable garden.

June 29, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Cannon: Whole system growing good for garden and the earth

We hear a lot these days about sustainable gardening and the use certain techniques to promote a healthy environment. A sustainable garden works in harmony with nature. It is also called a "whole system growing method."

June 29, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Being a parent isn’t easy, but there’s help

I'll admit that before becoming a father, I had some preconceived notions about what fatherhood would be like. I figured I'd walk in the door after a long day and the kids would run up, yelling and screaming in their excitement to see me.

June 24, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Stopping squash vine borer

A summer vegetable garden is just not complete without summer squash growing in the mix of tomatoes, peppers, okra and cucumbers.

June 22, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Freeze sandwich fillings to save time

A sandwich can easily satisfy your appetite when you're busy and on the go. It's easy to add variety by mixing and matching different types of bread, mayo, mustard and other ingredients.

June 20, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Transformative tale about a father and child

Coming up on this Father's Day, I found myself thinking about the relationship between fathers and daughters, and sometimes I wonder exactly what my own father has expected from me during the course of my life.

June 17, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: The 2012 Georgia Gold Medal plants

The 2012 Georgia Gold Medal plants have been named for this year, and the winners are earning their gold in color, fragrance, texture and native adaptability.

June 15, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wheeler: Educate yourself before raising backyard poultry

The economic uncertainty of today has spurned an increased interest in home gardening and canning or freezing food. There also has been interest from people in producing their own eggs and poultry.

June 15, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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