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Alexandre Dumas once wrote, “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm … more
April is gardening month! One thing we can do during this coronavirus pandemic is work in our gardens at home. Below are some tips for what to do in the garden during April. Lawn Mow your turf … more
Day 15 of isolation. Bored with Instagram. Annoyed with Messenger. Sick of Facebook. Although there are plenty of stories to write about COVID-19, there is only so much you can say. I … more
Matt Dillon, the Dodge City Sheriff of the television show, “Gunsmoke,” of earlier days has pretty much been camping out in my living room. I am pretty sure in the past week and a half I have … more
In late March, as the soil warms up, it can be common to see small bees flying around just above the ground and small mounds of soil they have created in the lawn. These bees are called ground … more
Hands washed. Check. Hair net in place. Check. Protective gloves. Check. I hope those allergy meds kicked in. It’s been an odd week for us in Wayne County, in North Carolina … more
We are in a war without bullets, but the need for the medic is as real as it ever was. It is a war against an invisible foe that attacks from all four borders. It is a war that has suddenly … more
America is in the midst of an epidemic, and the coronavirus is making it worse. That’s right: There’s another fast-spreading public health concern in addition to coronavirus. In 2017, … more
Everyone sits back from time to time and lets their mind wander. It is called reminiscing - recalling moments or incidents from the past that in most cases were precious and priceless. Remember … more
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Ben Franklin Amen, Ben. The last few days have been surreal. Unprecedented precautionary moves locally, regionally and nationally … more
Florida betony or Rattlesnake weed is an aggressive weed in the lawn and landscape and if you have dealt with it, then you know it is one tough weed. Once in the landscape or lawn, Florida betony can … more
Columns are never easy to write. Ideas won’t flow. Frustration usually sets in. I put my laptop in “sleep” mode, slid into my recliner and leaned back Sunday afternoon. Jumbled … more
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