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Mums and More

Mums and More

I think it’s high time that gardeners looked to display something besides chrysanthemums in the fall. Not that mums aren’t lovely and come in every shade of yellow orange and…

How Cold is it Going to Be?

How Cold is it Going to Be?

Have you been watching for the signs that will give you a clue to the upcoming winter? Folklore is full of surefire indicators, you know, such as, it will be…

Fall Into Fall Decorating

Fall Into Fall Decorating

Don’t have enough to do this fall? I don’t know about you, but there are so many thoughts swirling around in my head about upcoming events, trick-or-treating, Thanksgiving, Christmas and…

I Yam What I Yam – or Not

I Yam What I Yam – or Not

I guess it was the cool weather this morning that made me begin to think of all things fall…long-sleeved shirts, jeans instead of shorts, chrysanthemums, football games, and of all…

From Field to Garden

From Field to Garden

There’s a sign by the side of Rt. 15 going into Mecklenburg County from Charlotte that reads, “Mecklenburg Supports Tobacco.”  I’m surprised that sign has been allowed to remain, understanding…

Slow Down

Slow Down

How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Remember when you had to write that little paper on the first day of school? How would that compare with a report of summer…

Laboring on Labor Day …or Not

Laboring on Labor Day …or Not

Labor Day is one of those long weekend opportunities to take a mini vacation – get the grass cut and then head out for fun and frolic, or at the…

The Right Tools for the Job

The Right Tools for the Job

” If I wasn’t a goat farmer, I would love to have that mink coat.” The above is a quote from a conversation I had this week. Always alert to…

Fall is Right Around the Corner

Fall is Right Around the Corner

Thanks to the hot, dry weather in late June and July this year, I’m sure most of you are out of the normal rhythm of summer. We haven’t had to…

Tomato Pie at Thanksgiving

Tomato Pie at Thanksgiving

Stuck with lots of green tomatoes that won’t ripen? It’s been so dry this summer, perhaps it’s better to just pluck them off the vines while they’re still green anyway…