Tips for handling crispy sweet corn

Tips for handling crispy sweet corn

We’re all looking forward to having crisp, juicy locally-grown sweet corn! Gardeners who grow their own sweet corn know the joy of harvesting th...

June 5th, 2019 |  


He who wears the pants

He who wears the pants

I grew up in a time when men were men and women were women, and I suppose I received a strong helping of “machoism” that has not always se...

June 3rd, 2019 |  


It is the time to remind everyone of food safety procedures. First, let me report that there is no such thing as the five-second rule. If something fa...

May 23rd, 2019 |  



It really wasn’t that great

It really wasn’t that great

If we are honest with ourselves, our psyches become stuck in a period within our lives that we have found to be most pleasing, or most formative. For ...

May 20th, 2019 |  


Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Around Memorial Day each year you see many colorful clumps of showy peonies in farmyards and gardens. Some of them give off an intoxicating sweet frag...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Just fine in ‘our little world’

Just fine in ‘our little world’

The other night while watching YouTube I heard a song by country singer Tom T. Hall called “Our Little World.” He sang of the tranquility ...

May 8th, 2019 |  


Choosing and using the right mulch

Choosing and using the right mulch

“You are what you eat” is an old saying, and it points the way to picking the right mulch for your landscape. It’s common sense that...

May 7th, 2019 |  


Mrs. Green goes to Washington

Mrs. Green goes to Washington

It was a dark day when the unspeakable black funnel leveled half of Xenia and annihilated our home in the Arrowhead Subdivision off Bellbrook Avenue.O...

May 3rd, 2019 |  


Visiting the dentist

Visiting the dentist

Yesterday, I had a capped tooth break off, so now I have to make an appointment to see my dentist and have him look at it to see what needs to be done...

May 2nd, 2019 |  


Time to follow through

Time to follow through

Many years ago my paternal grandmother asked a favor of me. I never really followed through, and since I recently stumbled across the item she asked m...

May 1st, 2019 |