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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…

It Ain’t All in the Beans

It Ain’t All in the Beans

You know it’s hot when I’m not looking forward to my first cup of caffeine, er, coffee in the morning.  I’ve thought about getting up and trying to get my…

Lights in the Dark

Lights in the Dark

Big oak trees may have kept the front yard at Tara cool, but when shade is not enough, you can stay cool compliments of the machine that transformed the South.…