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Summer Annuals

The past couple of days I have had to make changes to my children’s clothing, because the temperatures seem …

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Cleaning Out Old Pesticides

Hopefully, the potential for winter weather to return has diminished, giving way to the buds and blooms of spring’s …

Lucius and Vera Epps 2017 N.C. Small Farmers of the Year

Small Farmers Are Special

It is hard to determine the exact definition of a small farm. Some try to define small farms by …

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Thank You

When we teach etiquette, we try to express the importance of the thank-you note. Now, I know when I …

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Gardening Showcase

If cold wintry weather does nothing else, it makes most of us yearn for spring, warmer weather, or a …

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Are You Ready for the Second Half?

Hopefully, some of you reading this may recall a previous article I wrote briefing you on recent Environmental Protection …

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Cold Damage

I have finally been able to spend some daylight scouting my home landscape for cold damage. Robeson County is …

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Sharing Passions

My father gave me a great gift – a love for reading. I clearly remember him getting a new …

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Camp Combo

I know, I know! You are trying to get those last-minute Christmas presents wrapped and making sure everyone has …

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CERCLA Update / Winter Weeds

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – YES, really. Where has 2017 gone? There is one thing for …

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Setting Goals

Do you sometimes want the impossible, immediately? I know I do, but we all know that is not reality. …

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Winter Worries Abated

I remember as a child how my grandmother would start getting anxious about Christmas as soon as Halloween came. …

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A Blast From the Past

Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday. Each year I put up two trees (because I don’t have room …