The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.
It's one of Dr. Eugene Odum's (the late UGA environmental guru) laws of ecology: Everything is connected to everything else. It's also the basis of a healthy lifestyle. There is probably nothing in this column that you don't already know, but perhaps repetition will reinforce these truths enough to cause you to say, "Yes, of course," as I did - and act upon them.
People enjoy gardening for different reasons.
Now is an excellent time to soil test your lawn, garden or pasture.
During the summer, many gardeners begin to think about saving seed from some of their garden vegetables for planting next year.
In 1983, my mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip. In time, it healed and because of the break she was sensitive to changes in the weather.
Last week I attended a Family Connection open "networking meeting" for the first time in several years.
Cathy Cox wanted to be governor, but ended up as president.
If you have not gone by this year's Dawson County Produce Market, you are missing a great opportunity to buy excellent locally grown produce.
The former "Bubba" McDonald has been a friend of mine for many years. He hasn't asked me for any political advice, but I'm going to offer some today.
It isn't August yet and several people have said to me, "Hasn't the summer gone quickly?" Yes, it has. The fact that school starts in early August makes us feel that autumn is upon us.
I'm not quite ready to change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.
The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.
The celebration of our Declaration of Independence has gotten lost in buying fireworks and selling mattresses. Of course, every holiday has become the setting for a mattress sale.
In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.
When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.