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Meltdown in the checkout lane

I sometimes think people have lost all sense of boundaries and personal decorum.

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Cold injury in plants

The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.

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In praise of…well, praise

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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Something shiny for his girl

I am not by any means a jewelry girl.

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Where do we go from here? Adjusting to the new normal

My "here" is quite different from what it was at the beginning of 2015.

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If only they’d listen

No one listens to me.

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Use oils for insect control

Winter doesn't seem like a good time for insect control in your home orchard or landscape, does it? The frigid temperatures of February aren't conducive to much insect activity. However, right now insects are hiding out on your trees and shrubs waiting for the warm temperatures of spring to pop out and mess with your plants.

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Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home.

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Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

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The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

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The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

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Winter care for horses

All livestock require more energy during the cold winter temperatures to keep warm.

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My job description is not always popular

Someone asked me recently how many children I have and what their ages were.

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Test your well water to ensure healthy quality

The quality of our water can have a direct and persistent effect on our health.

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The dearest friends I have never met

When I was single, a friend suggested I sign up for an online dating service.

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