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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........

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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. ;-)...

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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. ...

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Garden club meeting coming up TONIGHT, August 15th at the Ag Extension office.
Posted Sunday, August 10, at 5:07 PM

Using our 1st and 3rd schedule it should be our "social" but we have had two of those in a row for different reasons so what about a regular one where we can get back to more gardening talk? This also brings to light the flaws in our attempt to develop a workable schedule. It ain't workin' like we thought...

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Are you teaching, nurturing your successor/s?
Posted Wednesday, August 6, at 6:59 AM

If you are wondering from where this question came, so am I. All I know is I woke up thinking I needed to ask this to a particular person but as it developed in my head, I thought, why not share this, and why not ask myself the same question? If you have children, you should have been doing this all along. Training and nurturing those children to be good stewards to this world, society, community. For those of us with religious beliefs, the "rest of the story" should be a natural...

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Weed'em and Reap this Friday (TODAY), at a new location!!
Posted Wednesday, July 30, at 5:40 PM

Because of the County Fair making the Ag Extension office almost unreachable Friday, we will meet in the back room of the New China Restaurant in the strip shopping center to the right of Walmart in Shelbyville. Ask to sit in the back room. We will meet at 6:30 and those who wish to enjoy the buffet will have plenty of time...

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Wartrace Walking Horse Show is coming up this weekend!
Posted Wednesday, July 30, at 7:09 AM

Regardless of your feelings about the WH industry, come out to support your local students with your entry & gate fees, food concessions and even the vendors who have paid an entry fee to be there. ALL profits are used to fund the Cascade PTO and the East Bedford Civic organization and ALL of their efforts are for our children...

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Double Rose of Sharon "blues" or in this case black.
Posted Wednesday, July 23, at 1:36 PM

Haybar had a question about some Double Rose of Sharon they recently bought and planted. Since I am sure there are numerous experts with this type of Althea, I thought I would post the pictures sent and see if anyone wants to add their three cents. (I already added my two cents.)...

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Sunday morning ramblings
Posted Sunday, July 20, at 10:15 AM

After morning chores of feeding the pets and cleaning up after them, I came into the kitchen with a few prizes from the garden and realized that since Deb is busy on another eBay project, these veggies needed my attention. They could not wait either so.... I turned on a station called coffee shop rock, made a pot of coffee and started to work...

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Weed'em & Reap, "The Social" We had it, at Legends
Posted Wednesday, July 16, at 5:29 PM

6:30 folks. Dutch, but some don't eat, just get a drink, so it should not break the budget. We slipped out of our last meeting without designating where we would meet for our social of the month. Guess everyone had fireworks on the brain. ...

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HUGE attagirls go out to Heather LaFarlette and Jessica Wilhelm
Posted Tuesday, July 15, at 12:48 PM

Just in case you don't get the paper, be aware that these two young women stood firm and most likely saved a life Saturday evening. The story is in the T-G or here http://www.t-g.com/story/2100697.html if you have an online subscription. They had the presence of mind to keep a man who was desperate to save his belongings but lost the ability to realize he would likely die trying...

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Got your BUZZ on? Then reconsider wearing yellow in the garden.
Posted Sunday, July 13, at 5:55 PM

Actually, you might reconsider wearing any bright colored clothing or expect a number of curious insects to check you out. I guess you could wear enough bug spray to warn them before they get too close, but they are going to want to know if you are not only as pretty as a flower but have pollen and nectar too...

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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.