On March 3, landscape professionals and home gardening enthusiasts received some much-welcome news from Carol Couch, director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
Busy schedules filled with work, school and activities can leave families with little time for sit-down meals. So, eating out - or, rather, on the run - can be an unavoidable part of family meal time.
There is a childhood friend whom is very dear to me, our lives having been tangled together in one way or another like kudzu clinging to a chain-linked fence.
Ginny Enzor of Gainesville recently shared a cool product with me. It's called the EasyHeat Freeze Free Thermostat.
A couple of days ago, I fixed Chloe and Cole lunch. They ate it all, which was a good bit of food.
Spring is fast approaching, and, for many, spring means planting a vegetable garden. I have fond memories of planting a large family garden; the "family" included my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and of course, my immediate family.
It was supposed to be just a good-quality, mid-range sangiovese - a red wine from Tuscany - served at a popular pizzeria in South Hall.
Deborah, a regular reader and contributor to this column, recently shared some "coffee filter" tips with me. I'll confess, I never knew there were so many things you could do with coffee filters besides make coffee. For example, you can use them to clean windows and mirrors - they're lint free and don't leave streaks. You can use them to drain used cooking oil and remove food debris. Finally, you can use them to weigh chopped food. (I'm starting to really like coffee filters!)
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 ...
I recommend people having pets.
The region that is North Georgia today was explored a long time ago. As early as the 1540s, Spanish explorers trekked through the Cartersville area looking for gold. None was found there, but we have a golden treasure that's well worth preserving: our native trees.
Recycling in the garden (composting) and using mulch makes common sense for the landscapes.
Several weeks ago, we were at dinner with some friends and the conversation turned to life's most embarrassing moments.
You've frequently read my recommendations on keeping your pet healthy and saving yourself a ton of hassle. Most of these are applicable to the majority of pets and owners.
Once, while we were on a trip to see Amy's folks in Texas, we stopped at a store to stretch our legs and take a bathroom break. When we walked inside, we saw a large display of polished rocks.
So far, March has shown above-average precipitation totals in North Georgia. Based on the historic record, we also have plenty of rain showers to look forward to in April.
Baseball, picnics and other springtime activities offer a chance to incorporate healthy snacks into your family's weekly routine.
I wanted this to start out about Henriettta. I guess it still does, but you'll see how the world can change your plans.
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