Cole is fascinated by war stories.
I admit, I make a big fuss over these pups. These sassy, spoiled girls are pretty special to me and I do tend to love on them constantly.
The cold winter months can often be a depressing time for gardeners. The lush greenery and colorful blooms have long since faded. However, bitter weather shouldn't keep you from getting your gardening fix. There are plenty of indoor plants associated with Christmas that will bring warmth and color to your home during the holidays.
Dear old Thomas Wolfe may have been right when he wrote, "You can't go home again" back in the 1940s.
Recent spells of cold weather have caused many people to start up their fireplaces. While fireplaces are a great way to efficiently heat your home, you need to be careful where you source your firewood. You could be inadvertently spreading invasive insects into our local forest land.
Cole was worried.
Have you been hearing erratic scratching noises coming from your ceiling and attic? Chances are you are the victim of a squirrel infestation.
"Once upon a time, in a small cabin nestled in the woods, on the side of a tiny mountain, was a wondrous and magical place, called Piglandia.
Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping form deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?
He was just a simple man, my grandfather. All rough-hewn leather and tar from years of roofing. He just loved God, his family and his Bulldogs. Not much else mattered.
We are well into November, and the weather is becoming chillier by the day.
I have spent the majority of my life looking for stuff. Not just my stuff, mind you. Other people's stuff.
I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.
I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.
Spring is a beautiful time of year.
Granny cursed me once.
Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting the annual rabies clinic on April 25.
IKEA, I will never darken your doors. Never, not ever.
A friend and I were chatting one night, catching up on things and the conversation turned to our usual wistful, wishful discussion of how life was really going.
Early March can be one of the blandest times in the landscape.
"Mama, is it bad that I am happy?"
I just finished sending out congratulatory messages across the globe to various women I have worked with through the decades.
Now is the time to start preparing your garden for potato plantings.
"So, how are Mama and Uncle Bobby doing without Granny?" my friend Renee asked as she took a seat across the table from me.
It must be open season on people who are overweight.
With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.
I sometimes think people have lost all sense of boundaries and personal decorum.
The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.
I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.
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