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Monday, June 27, 2016
Will your garden be a good, bad or record?
Posted Sunday, June 26, at 9:48 PM
I'm mowing my garden. Does that say anything? Actually, I tried mowing it but I'm having to use a brush cutter. Not because brush has taken over, but it high enough I can't see what Spottie or PITA brought into the garden so I started hitting surprises and almost burnt the belt...

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Surprise surprise! Maybe from the rain storm?
Posted Saturday, June 25, at 11:57 AM

This limb (12" diameter) came down from the tree that spawned our current cat explosion. We knew it was ailing because the cats had taken up residence in the hollowing base, and eventually this limb decided to come down. Of course, it fell across the road and we did not want anyone swerving into oncoming traffic, so I got to fire up old Gertrude (Betsy has been used way to much) and was please with her performance since she has not been used since we retired the wood heater last year...

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Why is the UK leaving the EU?
Posted Friday, June 24, at 3:04 PM

I thought the EU was a financial arrangement but apparently it went much deeper. Wikipedia "EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade"...

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Hey! Tonight is the Weed'em & Reap Social dinner!
Posted Friday, June 24, at 2:45 PM

Slipped up on me, BIG TIME. Great way to see if you like us. LOL At Yummy Thai in Shelbyville. They have a Facebook page if you want to look closer, but it does not need to be hot to be Thai so,...... We gather between 6:00 and 7:00. Nothing formal...

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Are there copies of the actual bills being put forth for gun control?
Posted Thursday, June 23, at 7:24 AM

I've been trying to get to an actual bill to read for myself what the "sides" are proposing rather than read some "news agency's" "unbiased" account of what is in each bill. Rarely, if ever have I seen a bill that did not have something else attached, so one thing I would like to look for is what is NOT being reported...

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A gardener's garden memorial and garden ramblings.
Posted Monday, June 20, at 5:00 PM

Passing through Staunton Virginia lately, I passed this memorial garden near the downtown area. I vaguely remember it was dedicated to someone so I suppose they were a gardener. If so, it was a real nice remembrance. Mine would be easy, just let it grow weeds. :-)...

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Is there a national news media that reports the news without bias?
Posted Thursday, June 16, at 3:50 PM

Notice I left local news media out of this. I really believe most local news media try to just report the news and save their political or social bias for clearly defined editorials. I do not watch, listen or read much National news media but when I do, they all have their own agendas to ad nauseam. Does anyone think they know a truly unbiased media?...

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Does it help or hurt to have these two overlap?
Posted Wednesday, June 8, at 9:48 AM

Having scheduled events before it was always a challenge to try to AVOID overlap of competing events. Here are two events that overlap frequently and I just wondered why? I can see back to back, so lovers of both music genre could plan a two weeks vacation, but within hours of each other?...

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Will Bernie continue?
Posted Tuesday, June 7, at 11:30 AM

Some say that he should be starting to concede to Hillary to re-unite the Democratic party but others are saying he never was a real "Party" man so he may not care. Your thoughts?

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Full Garden Club meeting this Friday June 10th
Posted Sunday, June 5, at 12:40 PM

We will be at the UT Extension office on Midland Road in Shelbyville again at 6:30. I was going to lead a "rain dance" but we might be getting on track again. I say might 'cause I sure don't want to jinx it. Kit Kat found my patch of catnip (probably had long before this) but still has not figured out how to roll on it or get closer than sticking his face through the wire. That is one garden experiment that finally worked...

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Scenes around Shelbville.
Posted Saturday, June 4, at 12:36 PM

I hope the quality of work is better than the sign making.

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What is involved in the new "justice center"?
Posted Thursday, June 2, at 8:40 AM

One of our blog readers made a comment about the County budget expenditures, http://www.t-g.com/story/2309807.html "What a sad situation, that the good people in Shelbyville have to pay to take care of all the bad ones." I guess it is something we pay to try to create a safe community, but it made me wonder what we are planning to put into that new "justice center", beside prisoners...

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Determination, Perseverance, downright TOUGH!
Posted Wednesday, June 1, at 6:28 PM

Isn't it amazing how much nature can take and keep on "ticking". In addition to the chocolate mint coming out of the stump this blue bachelor button chose to set up shop in the middle of our driveway. Can you see it? Here I supply my other pants with a tiller garden bed, extra mulch, straw mixed in with composted cow manure and extra watering and these guys just grow where nothing should be able to survive...

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Well.... should we try again?
Posted Wednesday, June 1, at 10:08 AM

Apparently we have no new bloggers who would like discuss their most loved subjects, so I will once again open things up, with apprehension. I am trying a "new" personal policy on what makes me take down a blog. I would prefer you don't test the boundaries, but I know it will be tough for some...

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Another great article in the T-G THIS Sunday May 29th.
Posted Sunday, May 29, at 2:01 PM

For the correct perspective, I do not work for the T-G, nor am I trying to get a job there. There is an article or editorial or whatever you want to call it by Doug Dezotell that resonates in my mind, especially because of all the bad vibes some topics create on the blogs...

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A great story for Memorial Day weekend.
Posted Sunday, May 29, at 7:28 AM

Not mine but John Carney's in the Sunday paper. http://www.t-g.com/story/2309156.html What I loved about it was the story of family love that brought a remote relation to remember a lost family member and not only find him, but honor him. The second thing was the honoring of that same soldier and MANY others who died on foreign soils by the citizens of that country...

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Mixed emotions about eBay this week.
Posted Friday, May 27, at 3:15 PM

We got notice this week that our beloved ebay Education Specialist program is being "retired" Not that they don't want us to keep teaching, just that they are no longer going to develop the program or provide us with updated programs to teach. They never supported us monetarily but the ability to say "trained by eBay' gave some extra credibility and separated us from the "free lunch" group and online courses. eBay would never let us teach online as their representative...

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How do trees sleep? Huh, Sleep?
Posted Monday, May 23, at 10:44 AM

They have noticed some biorhythms in potted plants before but as researchers do, they wondered, Do trees sleep. I hope we did not pay too much for this study (actually, it was not done here to my knowledge) but someone wanted to know if they go through a rest period...

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Rain, rain, please come again to our hill in Bedford County.
Posted Friday, May 20, at 6:33 AM

If you need the GPS coordinates I'll get them for you, but we really do need rain. Not trying to be fussy but the long drenching rain would be good. The heavy, heavy outburst will help, but most of it runs off the hill and goes somewhere else. I don't want to be greedy but my garden has been in parched suspension for most of the last two months...

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Yeesh! stayed up late to watch an auction of mine and....
Posted Monday, May 16, at 9:59 PM

55lookers, 4 attached to keep close tabs on it and it went for the opening bid and NO more. I thought sure one other person would bid and tomorrow I'll probably get an email asking if I sold it. Well, yes I did TURKEY! Where were you? Just kidding of course, but I did expect a little action...

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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.