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Around the Home: Farewell after 22 years of home and health advice

Dear readers:

June 29, 2011 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Our needs are met, even if our ‘wants’ aren’t

Chloe's come up with a new declaration. I guess in her mind, it's more of an explanation.

June 26, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Hall Extension: Tips on growing sweet corn in your garden

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 telltale is seeing stalks of corn emerge from everyone's vegetable garden.

June 24, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Take action to control your diabetes

Almost 11 million men age 20 or older in the United States have diabetes. That's more than 10 percent of the total male U.S. population.

June 22, 2011 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Dixie Divas: You can’t go wrong doing a job you love

My brother-in-law, Rodney, is a farmer of the most admirable kind. He farms, despite the heartbreaks, hard times, hot sun and little pay, because he loves it. Not even the relentless stronghold of healthy kudzu could choke the passion for farming from him. He is devoted to the land and what it brings. Good or bad.

June 20, 2011 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


A tribute to fathers in classic literature

Lately, I've been reviewing new releases for Off the Shelves, but one reason that I started writing book reviews was to remind readers to go back and revisit the classics every now and then.

June 19, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Dry summer on the way, so water wisely

I have just received an interesting outlook from the Climate Extension Specialist at UGA, Mark Boudreau, concerning our current drought conditions here in North Georgia.

June 16, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Leyland cypress can succumb to disease

Leyland cypress has become one of the more popular trees for homeowners and landscapers to use over the past few years.

June 16, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: It’s blueberry season in Georgia

Rabbiteye blueberries are native to Georgia and compose most of our commercial blueberries production. In 2008, Georgia ranked fourth in blueberry production by producing 41 million pounds. Georgia has more than 16 thousand acres of blueberries.

June 15, 2011 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: We must take responsibility for our sins

Chloe and Cole have begun blaming each other for every little thing that happens around the house. "Who's making that noise?" I asked them one night. "Chloe is," Cole responded.

June 12, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Hall Extension: Tips to help your garden weather the heat

Summer in Georgia is always an interesting time of year. It seems we go from one extreme to another. Just a few weeks ago, we were relatively cool and had what seemed to be plenty of moisture in the ground. But today, we are in desperate need of some rain, and if shade was a commodity that could be sold on the open market, it would be going for a hefty price.

June 10, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


‘Burnt Mountain’ an overcooked and odd creation

Peanut butter and chocolate. Dinner and a movie. When someone really enjoys two particular things, oftentimes those two things joined together make each other even better.

June 05, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Weather a reason for infestation

Having a beautiful garden (flowering or vegetable) can be challenging when weather conditions are unstable.

June 03, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Bees are an important part of our daily lives

It's hard to imagine that our lives, and the quality of life we enjoy, have a lot to do with an insect.

June 03, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wine without pretense: Readers ask about aerators, terms, picnic wine

In last month's column, the second installment taking us around the world seeking signature grapes in countries and regions, I mentioned getting feedback from readers. All three of them called or emailed.

June 01, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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Bird’s nest fungus is common and harmless, not a disease

Question: What are these strange things growing on top of the soil of one of the houseplants I set outside for the summer? They look ...

August 17, 2017 | Arty Schronce Arty.Schronce@agr.georgia.gov | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: To remove nuisance critters, start with what attracts them

This is a topic that is full of opinion. What is a cute and cuddly critter to one person is a pest to another, or ...

August 11, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Carin Booth: Does home food preserving save on food cost?

With rising food prices, consumers are trying to find ways to save the family food dollar. It is reminiscent of the 1970s energy crisis that ...

August 09, 2017 | Carin Booth | Columnists


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