“It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more puppies.” – Author unknown “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Bernard Williams ––––– As the snow started sifting from the sky around lunchtime Wednesday, […]

“You eat with your eyes.” That’s what I was told by one of the chefs who first trained me. I worked under that supposition for several years. It wasn’t until I began learning about heirloom tomatoes in the early 1990s that I began to worry less about how something looks and more about how something […]

Back in the summer, my son, home from college, wrecked my car. It wasn’t his fault. He was struck by a flying roll of foam carpet pad. I’m pretty sure Mississippi, and possibly West Virginia, are the only states where “Airborne Carpet Pad” is on the official list of options for “Cause of Accident.” He […]

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES – Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, […]

Editor’s Note: “The New Southern Living Garden Book,” released in January, is the revised edition of what affectionately has become known as “the bible of Southern gardening.” Daily Journal food/home/garden editor Ginna Parsons recently interviewed Southern Living garden editor Steve Bender (aka The Grumpy Gardener) about the new book. Q. How is “The New Southern […]

This large black fuzzy caterpillar, above, is the larva of the Giant Leopard moth, below. (Margaret Gratz)

On a recent balmy day in early February, the Earth Lady encountered a large black, spiny caterpillar doing a walkabout. What and why, pray tell, was this particular caterpillar out for a stroll when most sensible caterpillars were nestled all warm and snug in their cozy cocoons for the winter’s duration? Ah, but after a […]

With the cold winter weather upon us, are you thinking about planting annual color for the summer? It’s never too early to plan ahead, and thinking about the beautiful landscape you’ll have in the summer is one way to enjoy the dreary winter months. One of the reliable summer-color plants I like the most is […]

Bacteria, fungi, and countless other microscopic creatures have overwintered in your garden soil! Most are beneficial, even vital in keeping your plants healthy, but there are also some that cause diseases. You cannot eliminate them, but you can reduce the damage they cause. How they cause damage: • Bacteria enter plants through openings in roots […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Winter Jam, the annual Christian music festival that features a diverse lineup, has been postponed due to the winter weather that visited the region this week. The concert, with acts like Skillet, Newsong, For King and Country, and Francesca Battistelli performing, has been rescheduled for March 26 […]