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Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
How does everyone feel about the new medical landscape since Obamacare?
Posted Wednesday, October 26, at 6:46 PM
I ask because I am frustrated, ticked-off, and a lot of other expletives about MANY aspects of getting medical care. Luckily, I am not experiencing issues the actual medical practitioners, but all the do's and don'ts are almost ridiculous. (in my opinion of course) No, some ARE ridiculous!...

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Fall Harvest Social for Weed'em and Reap Garden club. ALL INVITED.
Posted Monday, October 24, at 3:20 PM

Weed'em and Reap will have a Harvest Social this week (Friday 10-28-16) at the UT Ag Extension community room starting at 6:30. It is a pot luck but the food has pretty much been taken care of unless someone wants something special to drink (non-alcoholic,of course). Great time to come visit, get to know us in a relaxed, casual environment...

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The growing forecast
Posted Sunday, October 23, at 11:04 AM

Check the T-G today for what the forecasters are saying http://www.t-g.com/story/2350835.html. I see a somewhat bleak forecast but one that could/might change our way of gardening for the better. 1. It might be a great time to try cold weather gardening. It looks as if we will not have to prepare for sustained cold weather but instead short bursts. So if you have always wondered about growing bok choy, kale, brussel sprouts, carrots, etc during the Fall, this might be the season to try...

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Weed identification 101
Posted Monday, October 17, at 9:18 AM

Donna brought us a great quote to identify the difference between a weed and a (more than likely) valuable plant. "While weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull it. If it comes out easily, it is a valuable plant". :-)...

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A non-political question, brought up by today's politics.
Posted Monday, October 17, at 8:58 AM

Everyone, (or at least the National news media) is obsessed with morals lately. If nothing else, this might be a silver lining to the clouds we have in the political arena. There seemed to be little when Bill Clinton had issues with right and wrong, but at least now, they do...

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Posted Monday, October 10, at 2:33 PM

Wow! I can't remember an election that turns my stomach like the present one and the first real election I paid attention to was Nixon/Kennedy. (a few years ago) It is not just mud being thrown, it is stuff that smells a lot worse. I am not picking a side to criticize, it is BOTH. BOTH campaigns stink. Worse than (plug in your most obnoxious smell)...

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The Fall season of meetings is underway this Friday October 14th
Posted Sunday, October 9, at 3:24 PM

Haven't been to a meeting yet? Come on, what's holding you up? We all get so excited when a new face shows so please make our night. We are getting our gardens ready for the cool months, preparing for the Spring, but some are in the midst of the fall growing season, so there is still plenty to talk about...

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Is there a place that NEEDS cats?
Posted Thursday, September 29, at 8:54 AM

I seem to have read that there are parts of the country that a "rescue bus" takes dogs because the area has a low population of doptable canines. (Up North somewhere) Is there a place like that for cats? You all know that we have an over-abundance and close to a desperate need to re-locate some furry friends. Any suggestions?...

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A funny thing happens when I clean the cats' litter boxes.
Posted Wednesday, September 28, at 9:31 PM

How's that for a title? It actually happens when I am bending over weeding as well. Enough that I wonder if the position of the head, hence brain can affect memory and thoughts. Oh yeh, what is it? When I bend over to clean the litter box my mind wanders to past events, sensory memories from my latest teens to early adulthood...

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Presidential debate. Thoughts?
Posted Monday, September 26, at 2:19 PM

I could not give equal billing by saying one name first so... I settled for presidential debate title. Will you be there? Put me down for a definite maybe. Nothing like a firm commitment. My mind is usually blurring by that time of night and I don't sleep well as it is, so watching this just before bed may not be the best idea. BUT I am still undecided so if I can stay awake, I should be there. Yawwwwnnnn...

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Introducing.... Barbie the kitty cat!!!
Posted Sunday, September 18, at 4:31 PM

Barbie is from a litter of seven. Since two mothers are caring for them, I don't know if they are all together or two separate batches. One left us early and Barbie was brought outside two days ago. she was walking but weak and showed no e=real signs of distress until I picked her up. I could feel the rattle in her chest as she breathed...

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Calgon, take me away.
Posted Friday, September 16, at 1:12 PM

By chance do you remember that advertising campaign? I believe it was in the 70's, maybe 80's as well. It showed a woman, at the end of a particularly rough day wistfully calling on the Calgon bath salts, crystals, powder to soak their troubles away...

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With all the talk about health records, should we be looking closer at the Vice Presidential candidates?
Posted Tuesday, September 13, at 3:06 PM

There is a lot of chatter about health records and who is healthier. I don't wish ill health on anyone but should we be evaluating what one of the VPs becoming president? They both look normal. I don't see any outward sign of illness, but other than that, I know little about either one...

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Dusty and Graham getting some cat cuddle time
Posted Monday, September 12, at 9:01 AM

The epidemic continues folks so any one who would like to adopt these guys PLEASE step forward. We have at least 10 new kittens of multi colors outside and I am not sure if the moms are starting to push them off on us. I can handle it if they are mostly weaned and potty trained, but I am not sure they are there yet. A few will "walk into" the food dish and come up with food-face, but I am not convinced so I bring them milk formula...

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Are the National Anthem "demonstrations" well placed or off target?
Posted Monday, September 12, at 8:34 AM

My gut reaction is "way off base". And I still think that, except. I'll explain the except in a minute but first the "way off base". For the original reason stated by the original protestor, this Nation does everything it can to discourage racism, ESPECIALLY in government arenas...

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Garden Club monthly meeting this Friday Sept. 9th
Posted Wednesday, September 7, at 7:19 AM

Where, When? Always glad you asked. At the Ag Extension office 2105 Midland Rd, Shelbyville starting at 6:30. Fall garden topics will be discussed, seeds and maybe plants swapped or given away (no need to have any of your own) and maybe some more winter squash/pumpkin so you can try one before you try growing them yourself...

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So how is it going for Clinton and Trump?
Posted Sunday, September 4, at 5:11 PM

I truly would like to hear from readers since I have been rather successful at keeping the barrage of political news out of my head. In fact, I have done so well that I almost forget this is an election year. Really!

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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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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. 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.