Baby Robin on doorstep is final straw

Lisa McNeece

The battle with the Robins at our house has thankfully (hopefully) come to an end. The curtain-pulling only helped for one day, and the birds were back window-thumping at full force early the next morning on the big picture window in the kitchen.
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Finally winning the battle with Robins at our house

Lisa McNeece

The battle with the robins at our house continues, although we may have come to a standstill.
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Our front porch has become popular hangout

Lisa McNeece

I got wonderful Mother’s Day gifts– a “38915” pillow from A Little Birdie made in Calhoun City that Jo Ellen gave me. It looks fabulous in our front porch swing.
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Agree with girls, Mary Poppins was wonderful

Lisa McNeece

I agree with granddaughter Addi Claire. Mary Poppins was “wonderful.”
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Still searching for kid and pet-friendly ant solution

Lisa McNeece

Calhoun City native Anita Cole Alcorn of Oak Ridge, TN, stopped by The Journal to visit Monday.
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Ant problem becoming bigger than gnats

Lisa McNeece

I have an ant problem in the kitchen that just won’t go away. Typically this time of year, I have a few to come in around the sink area. I spray. They go away. End of story.
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Louisiana rice a great discovery; Buck’s caramel cake getting more publicity

Lisa McNeece

Son Marshall brought us a bag of Creole Rose brand rice from a recent trip to Louisiana.
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Finding detours around highway construction, discovering areas needing attention

Lisa McNeece

With road construction on Hwy. 9 well underway, we have all been doing a little strategic planning. Instead of going up Hwy. 9 to son Marshall’s house, I go to McSweyn.
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Keeping granddaughters for a full school week presents old challenges

Lisa McNeece

It’s one thing to keep the granddaughters on a lazy weekend, but having them during the school week is a totally different ball game.
And to up the ante, it was day care graduation photo week and Easter parties, which meant egg dying, making an Easter hat and preparing Easter treats.
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No winds as cold as the winds of March

Lisa McNeece

It was, hands down, one of the coldest weekends we have had since summer– maybe not temperature wise, but with the wind it sure seemed that way.
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