Important safety tip: If you're going to be working with raw meat, make sure that any cut on your hand is covered. Also, make sure that you wear rubber gloves. This applies even if you just have a paper cut. If you're not careful, the bacteria from the meat can get into your cut and can cause a really nasty infection. I was going to include some pictures of people with these infections. However, my wife saw them and said they were too gross!
Warm weather is a welcome sight for gardeners. But the problems it brings with insects and disease are not. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to help prevent and control them.
Question: I recently saw a reference to a plant with the common name "catchfly." Is this the same as a Venus flytrap?
Looking for a way to entertain friends and give them good information at the same time?
For a couple of years, I had been trying to get Mama to write my column one week.
Marital satisfaction tends to decrease during the early years of marriage, and for some it reaches a low point during the middle years. This change in satisfaction is most often related to increased stresses, such as increasing work demands, parenting adolescents, caring for aging parents and planning for retirement.
The next time you go to a live concert, don't forget to bring the ear plugs. I'm serious. Over the years I've attended a number of concerts ranging from hard rock to country to contemporary Christian. The one thing they all had in common is that the music was so loud I wouldn't get my hearing back until noon the next day. A friend recommended the ear plugs tip to me and it works great. Believe it or not, you can still hear the music really well even with the foam pieces in your ear canals ...
Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the home landscape.
As a toddler I cherished the time spent in the kitchen with my grandmother. Her time and patience encouraged and developed my love of cooking and trying new recipes.
To be quite frank, I don't remember from where the idea arose. It could have been at the suggestion of one of two friends or - and this is quite possible - it was my own bright idea.
"I'm going to get you!" I threaten as I start to slowly lumber toward her, wiggling my fingers in the air.
Here's a great recycling tip from Betty Duff. Instead of throwing your newspapers away, save them and give them to the Humane Society. They can always use them for the animals. Just make sure that you don't include the glossy inserts or the comics. (I was told by the Humane Society that the cats and dogs really like my column). The Society's address is 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville. They're open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Also, consider donating cat food during the ...
If you're a gardening novice and a vegetable lover, plan to include beans, corn, tomatoes and eggplant in your first garden.
Sophie Rose was not, in the assessment of other women, what you would call "pretty."
Men, here's something you may not have thought of. Instead of throwing out long-sleeved shirts that have frayed cuffs or soiled elbows, turn them into short-sleeve shirts. Most tailors can do the work and it's fairly inexpensive. (Contributed by Mark Mele).
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.
One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.
It's that time again. The school year has officially begun, which means early, hurried mornings, school supply lists and dents in your wallet for lunch money. Oh joy!
Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.
The time is nigh and fantasy football approaches!
Colors change with the light. This was an issue recently when a friend was having a vintage Porsche repainted, and the shade of ivory just didn't look right.
In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.
Two issues rarely intertwine in the same sentence: Highly rated winemakers and sensibly priced wines.
Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.
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