[Masthead] A Few Clouds ~ 52°F  
High: 52°F ~ Low: 40°F
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Taking care of baby kitten is fun and enlightening!
Posted Thursday, December 4, at 8:02 AM
And occasionally a little messy but.... It is worth it. Wiggly Wendy is going on four weeks old now and appears to be the only survivor from a litter of four. When we first noticed something was wrong it was because two were missing, then another just died leaving Wendy alone...

Read more   Browse comments (13)  Post comment

At what point does someone breaking the law become responsible for what happens during that event?
Posted Wednesday, December 3, at 9:05 PM

If I help plan an illegal event and someone gets killed, I believe the law says I am as responsible as the person who did the killing, even if I was not there or physically assaulted the person who died. Correct or not?

Read more   Browse comments (17)  Post comment

Organic Gardening, say it isn't so!
Posted Tuesday, December 2, at 10:22 PM

Back in August Rodale Press quietly announced that at the beginning of 2015, after 72 years, Organic Gardening magazine will cease publication, or at east as we have come to know and love it. The "magazine will be "re-branded" as Rodale's "Organic Life", offering "a fresh spin on food, garden, home and well-being." The name has changed one other time from the original, "Organic Gardening and Farming"...

Read more   Browse comments (3)  Post comment

Watch out, I feel a surge of blog posts coming on.
Posted Sunday, November 30, at 7:19 AM

I have been basically silent for the past 2+ weeks and during that time I had a lot of things run through my mind. Medical good/bad, how our desire to sue has almost paralyzed many aspects of our society, blogging, of course gardening, and the list goes on...

Read more   Browse comments (2)  Post comment

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hectic two weeks, kitten and who knows what else.
Posted Wednesday, November 26, at 1:03 PM

We have had a hectic two weeks but tomorrow will have many reasons to be thankful. Some of you with the garden club know that I missed the last social because of health issues in our family. At 96 Mommy decided it was time to make her second trip to a hospital. The last one was over 50 years ago...

Read more   Browse comments (4)  Post comment

Final "social" meeting of 2014 is coming TONIGHT.
Posted Tuesday, November 18, at 11:30 AM

A social meeting is just that, no planned presentations, no club business,not that we have any other times either, but... What it IS is a time for us to get to know each other better and if you are new to our group it is a GREAT time to find out more about US...

Read more   Browse comments (3)  Post comment

On last "Social" meeting of the year for Weed'em & Reap coming up, see a new post
Posted Tuesday, November 4, at 9:57 AM

Quick note: Somehow the notice of this meeting did not get into the paper. My apologies but please get those you know don't use computers. There will be one more social but this will be the last meeting where we "talk business". For those who don't know us, our business is gardening, not officers, meeting minutes, committee reports etc. Just green stuff...

Read more   Browse comments (5)  Post comment

Any other voting issues needing to be discussed before Nov 4th?
Posted Tuesday, October 28, at 8:58 AM

We discussed the abortion Amendment here http://www.t-g.com/blogs/stevemills/entry/60022/ but what about the rest? Everyone pretty clear on what their vote will do? Here are two articles in the T-G that discusses them. http://www.t-g.com/story/2127701.html http://www.t-g.com/story/2128591.html...

Read more   Browse comments (32)  Post comment

Next Weed'em & Reap garden club meeting will be November 7th
Posted Tuesday, October 28, at 8:07 AM

I know a few of us want to return to the every two week schedule. This coming meeting would be the one to work out the details for next year. Based on our schedule for this year, Friday the 7th will be the first Friday of the month. Unless there is a scheduling conflict with the Ag Extension office, we will meet there on that day, at 6:30P.M. But it is NOT this coming Friday...

Read more   Browse comments (16)  Post comment

I THINK I have made up my mind on voting but anyone want to voice an opinion?
Posted Wednesday, October 15, at 7:53 AM

John Carney wrote a quick overview of what the vote was all about this time in Sunday's Times-Gazette. http://www.t-g.com/story/2127701.html It helped me get my decisions lined up with two exceptions. Coincidentally they were numbered 1 & 2. Listening to the advertisements about the issue, I understood and agreed with both sides, but looking a little deeper helped me read through most of it. But........

Read more   Browse comments (28)  Post comment

Weed'em & Reap Garden Club Social this coming Friday.
Posted Monday, October 13, at 2:54 PM

The next to the last "social" garden club meeting is this coming Friday the 17th. It will be at La Cabana Restaurant, 713 N Main St, Shelbyville, Tennessee at 6:30 PM. If you get there at 7:00, no worries, but we'll be eating. :-) It works out to be the night before the Webb Fair and the Middle Tennessee Plant Swap at Henry Horton State Park so this weekend is going to be a full one...

Read more   Browse comments (9)  Post comment

Wartrace Arts Community will meet next Thursday, Oct 16
Posted Sunday, October 12, at 10:37 AM

This is quoted directly from an email I received. "Wartrace Arts Community will meet next Thursday, Oct 16, at 7 pm at the Wartrace Community Building. If you have an interest in any of the arts, please come. You do not have to live in Wartrace to participate. We love to see new faces and hear new ideas...

Read more   Browse comments (1)  Post comment

A beautiful rainy day. Maybe only a gardener or naturalist can appreciate that, but......
Posted Friday, October 10, at 12:48 PM

To many a rainy day means cancelled outdoor plans, messy driving weather, cloudy skies that do not emanate cheer, but to this country gardener, it is a blessing to be enjoyed. We have had drier years, and on those years the lake level is in the news but this year rain has fallen in many places in the county while bypassing us on the hill...

Read more   Browse comments (10)  Post comment

Garden club meeting is over until October 17th
Posted Thursday, October 2, at 8:09 AM

Since you will see the photo first, let me disclose that I did not take it, our daughter Melissa did. She has a visual eye and can make some of the simplest things look fantastic. One of her sub-interests in photography is food. Back to the garden, the meeting is OPEN TO ALL so please feel free to drop by even if you have never touched a plant. We'll solve that...

Read more   Browse comments (6)  Post comment

How do you pull weeds that look like this?
Posted Thursday, September 25, at 8:31 PM

This is another reason why I try to pull morning glories BEFORE they go to flower. They are so darn pretty that Once they Do flower, I have a hard time dispatching them. I know what it will do for next year, but that is six months away and they are here when the rest of the garden is starting to die out. I've got them in this purple, white, blue, and multiple variations. It just isn't fair...

Read more   Browse comments (6)  Post comment

Cat in can, can be deadly not funny.
Posted Tuesday, September 16, at 7:46 AM

We came home last night to find one of our kittens stuck in an empty can of cat food. It survived, but it could have been deadly. After feeding the cats, our dogs like to lick them to make sure they are clean. We are careful about any sharp edges, but saw no harm in giving them to them, at least not until last night...

Read more   Browse comments (13)  Post comment

The next Weed'em & Reap meeting will be our social, this Friday Sept. 19th
Posted Tuesday, September 16, at 6:55 AM

We will be meeting at Bocelli Pizza & Pasta Shoppe and will arrive around 6:30 P. M. Since his is a social, that time is not set in stone. Come early, or late, we just want to visit.

Read more   Browse comments (3)  Post comment

This Weed'em & Reap Garden Club IS OVER! Next One Sept 19!
Posted Wednesday, September 3, at 7:24 AM

Tonight, September 5th is the next meeting. We'll have it at the Ag Extension office 2105 Midland Rd. Shelbyville, TN 37160 starting at 6:30 PM. As a start to our Fall meetings, we will have several door prizes. One is the counter-top compost collection container pictured here. Donna Donna was nice enough to think one of our members would like it...

Read more   Browse comments (12)  Post comment

Just in case you are wondering, there was no garden club meeting last week, BUT THERE IS THIS WEEK Sept 5th.
Posted Friday, August 29, at 10:01 AM

BUT there will be next week, the first Friday of September. You know I can't get on here without writing something else so how is your garden going? Some of mine are starting to wind down, like my yellow squash which have had a stellar year. I'll wait to analyze why some other time, since I really am not sure. ;-)...

Read more   Browse comments (17)  Post comment

Morning after our garden club meeting. Developments and ideas.
Posted Saturday, August 16, at 1:38 PM

Mornings are just full of action around here. I bet if you think about it, it is where you are too and when it all boils down, you have not gotten anything done that you planned on. We had a nice (but small) meeting last night. Between the chicken wings, brownies and veggies, no one should have been hungry for long. ...

Read more   Browse comments (14)  Post comment

View all blog posts (1149)

Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills
Blog RSS feed [Feed icon]
Comments RSS feed [Feed icon]
Send email to Steve Mills
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.