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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
I've been absent. I admit it.
Posted Tuesday, August 23, at 6:58 AM
Nothing physically wrong, but I was fed up with politics, it was too darn hot until last night to garden (yes, I went out to harvest, but....), the four kittens are wearing me out, we had family guests for a ew days and business has been unusually demanding...

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Garden meeting topics for August 12th, TONIGHT!
Posted Monday, August 8, at 5:38 PM

The Weed'em and Reap Gardening club meeting is Friday August 12th at the Ag Extension office 2105 Midland Rd, Shelbyville starting at 6:30. Topics will be grape growing in our area, more on weeds that have medicinal or food value and brainstorming of garden issues brought in by attendees...

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How about something a little closer to home?
Posted Wednesday, August 3, at 10:26 AM

The little I know will fill this sentence about Scott DesJarlais and Grant Starrett so I look forward to opinions on this race. Anyone have personal knowledge of either? Know the truth about the mud being slung? Have an opinion?

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Another added to kitty I.C.U. (and another)
Posted Thursday, July 28, at 12:26 PM

I noticed Dusty hanging around away from mom last night and when I picked her up she gave little to no resistance so I felt sure she was sick. I guess I need to get a rectal thermometer but she felt hot compared to the others, so she is now on antibiotics and her own kitty formula. ...

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Invasion of the squash.
Posted Tuesday, July 26, at 8:58 AM

It was expected and here they come. After holding off the Johnson grass for half a season, I gave up weeding and am now letting the runners exit the grass to take over the lawn. Pictured are some of the varieties, all winter except the last: Red Kuri Hokkaido...

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DNC Convention. Now the National Democrats have their days!
Posted Monday, July 25, at 8:51 AM

Yes, I was intentional with that headline. Many of the local "Democrats" vote Republican Nationally and vice-versa, many National Republicans vote Democratic when it comes to local offices. I have to admit this one is starting with some interesting stuff. The supposedly neutral National Convention is not so neutral and Russia now wanting to help Trump? Has Hollywood written this script? Is there a pattern with emails here? Should we go back to paper?...

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Continuing saga of Snowflake and Grahmi and.... another.
Posted Saturday, July 23, at 3:45 PM

Not sure if the Grahmi name will stick but after I realized that Graham was not a boy, we had to alter things a bit. That is how one of our black cats became a Sammy instead of Samantha. It may seem strange that someone who handles as many cats as we do that we don't recognize boy from girl right away but it does not mater to us at first and we do not do a close up analysis until later...

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Weed'em & Reap "The Social" (garden club) this coming Friday
Posted Wednesday, July 20, at 9:25 AM

According to ChefGrape "It's final, this coming Friday July 22nd at 6:30 pm will be our next "Social" and it will be at the "El Mexico Restaurant" on Madison st." in beautiful Shelbyville TN. If you want to RSVP or learn more, or join our FaceBook group, or.... well, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/Weede.and.Reap/...

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OK the Republican convention is now in full swing so....
Posted Tuesday, July 19, at 1:23 PM

No, I am not watching it, nor will I watch the Democratic convention. I have enough reasons to get a queasy stomach without encouraging it by watching political rallies of any kind. But, I am sure you folks have opinions and without really trying I have already read some of them and I could not help but be amazed more at the pundits than any words spoken by political candidates...

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What can be said. France, you are in our prayers.
Posted Friday, July 15, at 7:20 AM

Lord hear our prayers to comfort those in France who have suffered and lost to fanatics who prey on the innocents. Give us the answer to stop this insanity, while maintaining our humanity.

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Rescuing kittens
Posted Friday, July 15, at 7:05 AM

These two were in the process of being abandoned by their new mothers. I am not sure if they have the same mamma but they were in the same proximity and no more than a few days apart although one is a half-time bigger. But the bigger one is also healthier and the white one (Snowflake) seemed to have been abandoned because of health issues. I cleaned her up once yesterday and returned her to the group of mothers but found her again on a high shelf in the garage and no one around...

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Where was this man during the Republican selection process? Dr. Ben Carson
Posted Tuesday, July 12, at 11:14 AM

I know he was running, but the clips I saw in the press were less than flattering, less than the energetic, articulate man I see here. THIS Dr. Ben Carson should have won the nomination. https://www.facebook.com/RunBenRun.org/videos/1174760479252847/...

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Meanderings but mainly of the feline kind.
Posted Tuesday, July 12, at 9:09 AM

I have not posted one of my meandering blogs for a while and this morning seemed like a good time. Do you like taking showers? I was lucky enough to take two within about an hour's time. Walking outside is good enough to cause that (how did we live for fours years without AC) but this morning after my morning shower I fed the cats. One in particular was missing from the outside clan so when I heard meowing about 50 yards into the woods I had to check it out...

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Another tragedy for us to morn, and contemplate.
Posted Friday, July 8, at 9:41 AM

First, you will notice no picture. I do not want to give these shooters any more notoriety than they will already get. Personally, I would like to see the news consider them as shooter A,B,C,D..... Blur their picture. Show us the officers and innocents injured but DON'T give the shooters or conspirators ANY FURTHER EXPOSURE...

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I had too many requests not to put up this post about Hillary Clinton .......
Posted Thursday, July 7, at 1:31 PM

Here are some comments that started on another post of mine regarding the FBI's decision not to pursue Mrs. Clinton for gross negligence, carelessness, lying about removal of emails, security breaches etc., etc. Side note: I will NOT take this post down. If it comes down or if comments are vaporized, it will NOT be by me...

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Phasing out of a TAX???
Posted Tuesday, July 5, at 4:05 PM

I don't know how many folks are affected but I just got this from the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue. The Hall Income Tax Rate Is Reduced to Five Percent and will be eventually repealed on January 1, 2022 The State legislature could reduce it each year until expiration but they have to pass a bill each year. If no action is taken, the rate will remain at five percent...

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Sugar, what a difference in then to now!
Posted Monday, July 4, at 10:34 AM

In the same magazine that gave me the picture of the gleeful heart surgeon, I ran across this ad for sugar. Can you imagine the uproar this ad would make 50 years later? Of course, we were a lot more active like the ad says. "swam half a mile, hit a homer, HAD A FIGHT" (what!)...

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Want to know how to get this book ...... free?
Posted Monday, July 4, at 9:25 AM

We see that it originally sold for $27.95 (wonder if it ever really did)back in 1989. The beauty of most organically approached subject is that the information is just as good today as it was then. It is going to have time-evolved solutions that will be good 100 years from now. (I hope we are still gardening then)...

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Dieffenbachia-dumb cane. Any pets that might nibble on it?
Posted Sunday, July 3, at 10:58 AM

Being a low-light plant, this is one I kept when I was moving a lot because I usually rented apartments and had limited light. It was a pretty houseplant and easy to maintain. For some reason, I eventually did not have one and recently thought about getting one again, so I decided to research the "dumb-cane" aspect of it since we have cats who tend to nibble...

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Yikes! My doctor did not look this uhmmm, excited?
Posted Saturday, July 2, at 12:26 PM

I was going through a '64/65 Life magazine yesterday and ran across this pioneering medical article about Dr. Dotter breaking up a blockage in a man's leg artery. As a patient who has been involved in this procedure numerous times, I'm not sure how comfortable I would be to see my doctor looking like he is playing a video game...

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.