Perspective from unexpected places

Perspective from unexpected places

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a meeting that can only be described as poignant and eye-opening.A small group of brave young women...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Growing nursery trees, step by step

Growing nursery trees, step by step

Did you ever stop to think how many steps are involved in growing a nursery tree? Trees in the nursery might seem expensive to you, but stick with me ...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Peter learned his lesson too late

Peter learned his lesson too late

“A boy called Peter lived with his parents in a village on the hillside. His parents, like most of the other people in the village, were sheep f...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Retaining walls can help solve landscape problems

Retaining walls can help solve landscape problems

One of the most cost-effective and dramatic improvements you can make in your landscape is to define your planting beds with retaining walls. Landscap...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Can’t afford Christmas? You’re not alone

Can’t afford Christmas? You’re not alone

A friend posted on social media that her family cannot afford a Christmas tree, and feeling depressed, said she cannot afford Christmas this year. Ano...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Focusing on nourishment for the holidays

Focusing on nourishment for the holidays

When you stop seeing yourself for how other people see you, and you start seeing yourself for who you truly are, it opens up a level of understanding ...

November 23rd, 2017 |  


A modern-day plant invasion?

A modern-day plant invasion?

From rural hedgerows to city parks, our landscape is being invaded and overrun by exploding populations of certain woody plants which spread so aggres...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Rural mental health care must not be overlooked

The challenges that try rural communities in nearly all aspects of health care – greater travel distances, fewer providers, heightened health co...

November 20th, 2017 |  


What did I see in Fayette County?

The following letter to the Record-Herald was written in response to a staff writer’s column in which she detailed witnessing strange orange lig...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Earnhardt long ago outgrew his father’s shadow

He was so shy, so skinny, not yet somebody.It was around 1997 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was testing at Talladega Superspeedway, wearing an all-white fire...

November 14th, 2017 |