Good and bad in this year’s “Gardening Journal” from our house

Lisa McNeece

This is typically the time of year I start to take stock of my patio and yard plants and start taking notes for next year on what went well and what didn’t.
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John Deere Gator getting a good test from Ellie Kathryn

gator

There are not many toys at our house that have gotten as much use, and abuse, and kept on ticking as the battery operated ride on John Deere Gator.
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Tough to pick a favorite moment from great weekend in New Orleans

Casey and Jody Clark, Lisa and Joel McNeece

It would be hard to pick a favorite moment from our weekend in New Orleans with Casey and Jody Clark of Bruce.
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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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