It’s July and the blueberries are ripe! We all know that the antioxidants in blueberries help to keep us healthy, and if you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably seen blueberries there for about $2.50 for a pint container.
Why not load up your kids and go pick some Georgia blueberries? I haven’t found a Douglas County blueberry farm, but I’ve confirmed that there are blueberries at the following Carroll County farms:
Garmon Family Farm
337 Old Four Notch Road
Whitesburg, GA 30185
Email: [email protected]
Open: By appointment only
Garmon Family Farm is a small family farm that grows muscadines, scuppernongs, pears, apples, seasonal garden produce, herbs, free range eggs and flowers. Their seasonal garden produces heirloom and specialty vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, salad greens, oriental vegetables, okra, peppers, herbs, and chard.
The farm is open by appointment only, so call before heading out to pick blueberries (July) or Muscadines and Scuppernongs (late September – October).
Blueberries cost $10 per gallon. Cash only. Picking containers are provided. Call ahead for reservations.
Taylor Blueberry Farm
195 Clem Lowell Road
Carrollton, GA 30116
Open: Mondays-Saturdays from 7 am – 7 pm.
Blueberries cost $4.00 per gallon. Cash only. Picking and take-home containers are provided.
I listened to this book when I was gearing up to study the Dutch language in preparation for a trip to The Netherlands. I checked out the audio version of this book from the library.
The book has several great hints and techniques about how to approach learning a new language. I thought it was pretty good and I’ll probably check it out again and listen to it again.
I always enjoy a book whose characters stay with me after I’ve finished reading the story. The Secret of Lost Things is peopled with lots of unusual characters / misfits, if you will. A coming of age story with many unique twists and turns told in just enough poignant detail, it left me wanting more and I was sad to see the book end.
The book ended when it should have ended, but I can’t help but wonder what became of many of the characters in the story. A really great read and one that I recommend whole heartedly
Thelma brought the gorgeous tatted banquet size table cloth that her mother made
a couple of closer views of this tatted masterpiece
and a tatted butterfly, also made by Thelma’s mother.
The book did not start well for me, but I found the storyline to be quite intriguing. Unfortunately, the book didn’t get any better and eventually fell apart at about the halfway point. I stuck with it until I was more than 3/4th of the way through it when I decided I just couldn’t take it anymore and stopped reading. I found the book to be tedious for several reasons:
- I didn’t care for the writing style
- The story became very boring
- There were far too many gratuitous sexual encounters that didn’t have anything to do with or add anything to the storyline. The encounters appeared to be interjected throughout the book at the author’s fancy.
- I was put off by the overuse of the “F” word and
- The characters were not well developed and were very superficial, so I didn’t care about any of the main characters in the story.
Luckily, I didn’t buy the book. I checked the electronic version of the book out of the Library, so now I can just delete it from my eReader and move on to, hopefully, a better read. I’m sorry for the time I wasted trying to get through this book, but at least I didn’t waste any money on it and since it was electronic, I don’t even have to think about how to dispose of it. There’s a small comfort!
The NeedleNerds are a friendly group of knitters, crocheters, tatters, spinners, weavers, embroiderers, needlepointers, and all around needlers who live around Douglas County, Georgia. We welcome stitchers of all skill levels. Our meetings are informal and there are no membership fees. Beginners are always welcome!
We meet at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of every month except for Mondays that fall on a holiday weekend, like New Year’s, Independence, or Labor Day, when we meet on the second Monday of the month. I post meeting reminders to Twitter. The meeting schedule for 2018 is:
April 2, 2018
May 7, 2018
June 4, 2018
July 2, 2018
August 6, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 3, 2018
We meet at the Coffee Fever Roasters, 77475 Douglas Blvd, Douglasville, GA (in the Arbor Connections shopping center). We’ll be the group of needlers sitting in the middle of the restaurant. Our meetings and informal and casual, so just pull up a chair and join in on the conversation.
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