Pepper spray is a great criminal deterrent. If you don't have any with you and you're concerned someone may try to break into your house, consider using wasp spray. Odds are that you have some in your garage. Let me be clear here, pepper spray is better. However, wasp spray can be effective if someone is breaking into your home.
As August continues to fly by, I will be gearing up to send out applications to anyone who wants to become a Master Gardener in 2010.
Over the last 20 years, massive walls of green have been constructed across the Georgia landscape. These walls are not constructed of wood, steel or concrete. Rather, they are living walls "constructed" using the popular Leyland cypress tree.
For many college freshmen, the first day of college is the first time in their lives they choose when, where and what they eat for three meals a day.
It's sometimes amazing the coincidences that can bring a person into your life. How they can be plopped down into your life, just like they've always belonged there.
Do you have a birthday coming up? If so, you need to check out Freebirthdaytreats.com. The site has a huge listing of discounts and freebies that you can get at retailers and restaurants on your birthday. Note, most restaurants require you to join their online birthday clubs to get free meals.
We started our little adventure through the neighborhood with Chloe sitting in the wagon and me pulling it. Things quickly went downhill from there.
Over the last several weeks, the Extension office has received numerous calls about tiny ants entering homes, primarily in the kitchen and bathroom.
Got a note recently about a wine pioneer named Mondavi who's going to be honored in California later this year.
Has your child ever sobbed when you leave him or her at child care?
OK folks, it's time for a quiz. Let's see how well you've been paying attention. If you don't get at least three of the six, you need to send me your duct tape ... I'm serious.
What is one of the most handsome and durable native trees in our Southern landscapes?
Just this morning, I turned the page of a book and was immediately and delightedly reminded of the power of words on paper.
A couple of years ago, I read a story in this very newspaper about a man named Glen Mitchell. He lived in Jacksonville, Fla., and had a 13-year-old son named Jeff. One day Jeff was shot and killed by four boys while he was waiting for Glen to pick him up from school. One of the boys, Ellis Curry, later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and spent 12 years in prison.
One of my favorite quotes is from the 1990s. "Snoop Doggy Dogg. Need to get a jobby job."
Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.
The holiday season is nearly here, and it is time to break out some Thanksgiving and Christmas classics.
The Thanksgiving dinner countdown clock has reached less than 10 days.
I don't play college football. I am the size of a smaller linebacker, but have the speed of an elderly penguin. So I am one of the many fans who puts my heart into it then complains when what I'd hoped for doesn't happen.
Atmospheric conditions often influence the course of history.
No other flowering Southern plant ushers in cooler weather better than the lovely American camellia.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we all know the celebration is not complete until the sweet potatoes are on the table.
When I meet a person and somehow learn they don't like puppy breath, I have an innate level of distrust for them.
I'm a superhero.
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