If you have fruit trees, you have probably experienced the disappointment of watching apples or peaches grow to almost ripe, only to be wiped out by an insect or disease.
I'm back. I hope somebody noticed I took a month off in January. Lots of "stuff" going on in December - including a visit from a brand new grandbaby - so I gave myself a brief hiatus for the start of the new year.
Readers have often reassured me that among their favorite columns are the ones in which I share the wisdom passed down to me by my parents. But just this morning I got to thinking: I have some wisdom, too, that I can share.
OK, I'm really torn about sharing this next gadget with you. It's called the Wordlock and it's basically a combination lock that uses letters instead of numbers.
After a separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one, it takes time to cope with feelings and move on to another relationship.
Wintertime can be tough on your plants, inside and out. What can one do to prevent injury to more fragile plants during the winter months?
Now is a prime time to prune plants, but only if you have a reason.
You've probably noticed that food portions in restaurants have grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. This can lead to weight gain.
To Rodney, my ever dutiful brother-in-law, I suggested that we get a community cow. What with dairy prices going so high and all.
If you have an iPod, you know the hassle of storing your earbuds. Well, the Web site X-tremegeek.com has a product that solves this problem once and for all. It's called the iRoll Earphone Cord Manager. It's hard to describe how it works, but let me assure you it does. It's made out of a rubbery material and comes in blue and pink. The pictures help explain it better. (The first picture shows the device open and the second picture shows it closed). It's less than $10.
I sometimes wonder if I love God enough.
Nothing is more inviting than a big front porch flanked on each side with beautiful ferns.
When the weather outside is frightful, a nice, hot bowl of homemade soup can be quite delightful. For many, soup is considered the ultimate comfort food, especially during the cold winter months. Whether served as the main course or as an appetizer, soup is a hearty, nutritious, low-cost dish that is sure to satisfy.
Editor's note: Like most things these days, our intrepid tips columnist Tim Thompson is trying to do more with less. Unfortunately, that means he has less time to test and write about tips. Rather than stop the column entirely, he's scaling back his tips to just one or two a week.
While it may be bitter cold outside, many gardeners are thinking about their spring vegetable gardens.
It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.
It's been a dozen years since Pierce Brosnan played Bond, James Bond, in "Die Another Day."
Whether you like walking, aerobics, dancing or a variety of sports, UGA Extension's Walk Georgia can help you find tools to stay fit.
I recently enjoyed a day of whitewater rafting near Clayton.
Superstorm Sandy, which covered the East Coast with floodwaters from Florida to Maine in 2012, is still a household name. But memories of Sandy were overshadowed by the torrential rains that hit Baltimore, Long Island and Connecticut on Aug. 12.
Around this time of year, I begin sending out applications to individuals interested in taking our Georgia Master Gardener classes at the Hall County Extension office.
Last week was a sad one in Hollywood. One day after comedian Robin Williams was found dead, legendary actress Lauren Bacall died.
Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.
I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids.
The word "fire" strikes fear in homeowners. Rightfully so: Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 7, 1,513 people in the U.S. died in house fires, including 57 Georgia residents (www.usfa.fema.gov).
Chloe is at a stage right now where she won't listen to anything I tell her to do.
The following is a true story. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent, as well as the less-than-innocent.
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