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A magazine called Garden & Gun ?? What is that all about?

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011, at 8:46 AM

Your first thought might be, "well that sounds like a perfect magazine for good old boys and girls" LOL.

Well guess what? It IS written for folks in the South! I had never heard of it until a trade newsletter mentioned that the 4 year old magazine was putting out the "Largest Advertising Issue Ever"!

In today's environment and the internet supposedly making print obsolete, that is a breath of fresh Southern air.

But Garden & Gun? Yup, and while in the first two issues I perused I did not see guns mentioned, it did mention fishing, gardens, highlighted Southern towns and cities, reviewed some books, fashion, movies, music, dogs and tongue in cheek humor, articles and cartoons that can't help but bring a smile.

Here is a link to show the current month's articles. http://gardenandgun.com/magazine (not an affiliate link, by the way) I particularly enjoyed the article on "whisper" fishing and the some of the garden article. In July they highlighted the heirloom "Cherokee" tomato. Sound interesting Cheroke2 ?

Sounds like one both sexes could enjoy while learning something about interests for the other side.

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Did you not bring some samples to Weed'em and Reap? I think I saved some seeds before the slices were consumed.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 9:27 AM

Steve, I grew some of the Cherokee Purples this year and they were very good. I recommend them highly.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 5:24 PM

By the way, I can edit the original blog post, so I corrected it. It was reversed before then.

Just when I think I will be a writer when I grow up, I get put in my place by my own doin'.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 5:48 PM

Betty, thanks for catching my reversal of the name. You are 100% correct. Guess I was shootin' on my mind when I wrote it.

What did you think of it?

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 5:45 PM

I have seen 2 issues of Garden and Gun. Both were at the same hair salon but years apart. The last was just a couple of months ago. I wonder if it was the same issue still there.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Sep 26, 2011, at 10:50 PM

Always good to save money. Thanks for the link.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Sep 25, 2011, at 6:26 PM

With all the bunnies that peruse my backyard, I may have to get a gun to protect my garden, haha!

If you or anyone else is interested, the Vegetable Gardening guy on Facebook is having an end of the season sale- .50 per pack. These are promised to be heirloom varieties, not specially bred in a laboratory or genetically modified.


-- Posted by craftin_mom on Sun, Sep 25, 2011, at 8:24 AM

I guess those things are too expensive to print anymore. Not sure what those who don't own computers/internet are going to do for reading in the years to come. There are still plenty of those out there but.....

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 23, 2011, at 12:44 PM

InfoMania, a comedy show on one of the cable channels which was cancelled earlier this summer, used to have a segment called "How The Heck Is This A Magazine?" (I think they actually used a bleeped-out profanity instead of "heck"), and every week they would find some really obscure niche publication. Some of them were pretty funny.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Fri, Sep 23, 2011, at 10:04 AM

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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.