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The Most Important Holiday, or Else!

In many of my past columns you have read about different holidays that we all celebrate and the usual chaos that ensues, well at least at my house. These are the big ones: Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. These are what we call family holidays and have a broad target. If...

On Blackberry Hill

The Wisdom of Chickens

By Tammy Barron ~ “Google, why are my chickens going bald?” “Google, how do you give a lamb an enema?” “Google, are carnivorous sheep a thing?” These are not even the weirdest questions I have turned to the internet to answer. No matter how many farm projects I get into,...

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Anchors Aweigh!

By Rachel Turner ~ I spent a lot of time trying to put my finger on what was so out-of-the-ordinary about cruising with my family. They’re my family, after all. I should know them pretty well by now. What’s so adventurous about floating through the Caribbean with a piña colada...

CALENDAR FOR LIVING

May Bartow History Museum Historic 5K May 5, 8:00 a.m. Immerse yourself in the history of Cartersville. This 5K begins at Rose Lawn Museum. The course meanders through a portion of the historic residential district in Cartersville before ending back at the museum. Rose Lawn Museum. Cartersville. www.bartowhistorymuseum.org Ellen Axson...

Letter from the Editor – Stories from the Bear Chair

He was a Blue Light Special, marked down seventy-five percent after spending four months of his puppyhood in a glass cage at a pet store. When he looked at me with his little brown Schipperke eyes, my heart told me to take him home. My son and I had just been through our...

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Farmer’s Market Finds

by Kathy Patrick ~  “Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jetlagged, just like people.” — Elizabeth Berry, Sante Fe farmer and author of Great American Bean Now that spring is all around us, it’s time to stop buying jet-lagged vegetables and head to your local farmer’s...

On Blackberry Hill

On Blackberry Hill – The Wild Pantry

by Tammy Barron ~  From risking starvation and exposure alone, to battling the elements naked and afraid, turn on the TV and you’ll find dozens of programs that play out the drama of survival. What began as Survivor’s reality TV experiment has now evolved into an international phenomenon; one where every conceivable situation of primitive survival is produced and...