Parenting can be a challenge in any family, but living in a stepfamily can add more issues to the parenting role.
As spring approaches, what do I need to do to have my yard and garden beds ready to go?
Thinking of adding some new plants to your landscape? Check out the Georgia Gold Medal Plants.
Food may cause illness if it has been contaminated with parasites, viruses or bacteria, and all food can be carriers of these microorganisms.
In the sleepy Southern town of Selma, Ala., there is no denying that history has visited in times past and made its memorable mark. To enter into the town from the interstate, it is necessary to cross the Edmund Pettis Bridge, made famous by the march of civil rights protesters.
Shortly after Cole was born, I was holding him and watching Chloe play. I turned to Amy and said, "I know this is awful to say, but I wish he'd hurry up and grow up a little, so we can do more things with him like we do with Chloe."
I have to tell you that I was extremely disappointed when I tested this new product: The Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer. As its name implies, it's an automated hammer. It's really a mini jackhammer that hits a nail 35 times per second. It is battery operated and has the form factor of a hammer. Why wasn't I impressed with it? When I tried it out with a variety of nails, I found that it would bend the smaller nails and wouldn't be able to drive the larger ones. The cost is $99 and you can find ...
Today, plant a tree.
Dixie Dew didn't notice, but I did. She was too busy sniffing grass and prancing her bigger-than-it-should-be tail while I was casually observing life during an afternoon walk.
Is your food budget getting tighter? One quote that I use over and over in budgeting programs is, "if you are not trying to save money you are wasting money."
Painter's masking tape sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. When it doesn't, it really ticks me off. Well, now there's a new advancement in painters tape. It's called Frog Tape. What makes this tape so special? It contains a super-absorbent polymer that swells when paint touches it. This swelling actually helps block the paint from seeping beneath the tape. Pretty cool. It's now available at most home improvement stores.
Very few flowers bloom in the winter months around Gainesville, but there is one exception to the rule. The Helleborus x hybridus - known by a more common name of lenten rose - is an excellent drought-tolerant, deer-resistant plant that requires little maintenance. Every year, the lenten rose graces the shady beds of southern gardens.
At the extension office, we receive many questions pertaining to the growth and care of holly shrubs.
Should I let my child drink chocolate milk? Is this really part of a healthy diet? Many parents ask these questions.
Brandon, the smart young man who has worked for me for years, isn't impressed by much at all. He's remarkably level-headed so fame or celebrity bounces off him like one of Penelope Ann's biscuits bounces off the floor.
Over time the soil beneath our lawns can become as hard as a brick due to soil compaction. This reduces pore space and increases soil density, resulting in problems for any gardener.
You might not know this, but in addition to being a foodie, I am also a wedding planner.
When I went off to seminary in Texas, I left many of my personal belongings at my parents' house.
Thanks to my grandmother, I am now at peace with Kenny Rogers.
The carburetor is a time-honored device that may yet see its 150th birthday. But it's disappearing almost completely from the automotive scene.
Winter is a great time to get outside to prune plants while they are in their dormant state.
It's much too early to give up on your health and fitness goals.
What if I told you that you could receive three shots and prevent three different kinds of cancers in women, at least two in men, and decrease the number of visits for women to their OB/GYN's office? Well, one vaccine has the power to do just that.
Words can hurt. Believe me, I know. If you've ever written a column and gotten some less-than-loving feedback, you understand.
The past two weeks have shown how different the weather can be in Europe, compared to the U.S.
If you have ever come into my office to ask a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate a pasture, one of the first things I request is a soil sample.
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