Q: What exactly is a drumette?
A: The drumette is the upper part of a chicken’s wing. The wing consists of three parts: upper section, mid-section (sometimes referred to as the “flat”) and tip or “flapper.” Drumettes get their name because they resemble a small drumstick and are handily eaten that way. Drumettes and wings in general became a popular party food because they are tasty and their size and shape make them easy to eat while talking with guests or watching the big game.
Q: How much sunlight should a vegetable garden receive?
A: All vegetables need sunlight. The garden site should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Eight to 10 hours or more of sunlight each day is better. Therefore, vegetables should be planted away from overshadowing buildings, trees and shrubs. The roots of trees and shrubs will also compete for nutrients and water.
It is especially important that fruiting vegetables like tomatoes, watermelons, pumpkins, squash and cucumbers get plenty of sunlight. Leafy vegetables can get by with less.
Q: Where can I find out more about the horses to be auctioned in the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s upcoming horse sale?
A: Please visit our website at www.agr.georgia.gov/equine-health.aspx and click on the link to view the sale catalog. Perhaps you can give one of these rehabilitated animals a home. The auction will be Saturday, April 27 at the Lee Arrendale Equine Center at Mount Zion Road, Alto, Ga.
The animals up for sale (nine horses and one donkey) may be inspected at the facility beginning at 10:00 a.m. the day of the sale. The auction will start at approximately 11:00 a.m. Contact our Equine Health Section with any questions at 404-656-3713. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Equine Health Section is charged with ensuring that Georgia’s horses, donkeys, mules and ponies receive humane care, including receiving adequate food and water. If owners do not comply with the state’s laws concerning the health and welfare of their equine animals, the state has the authority and obligation to impound the animals. Since there are no state-appropriated funds for the impound program, the department relies on the proceeds from the sale of rehabilitated animals and donations from the public to continue caring for these abused and neglected creatures.
Q: My grandmother had a shrub that was covered in pale pink pom-poms every spring. She called it a dwarf flowering almond. I asked for one at a garden center and was told it is not recommended because there are better shrubs. I don’t want a “better” shrub; I want the one my grandmother had. Can you help me?
A: The shrub you are describing is the pink double-flowered form of the dwarf flowering almond (Prunus glandulosa ‘Rosea Plena’). It does have a relatively short period of bloom and is rather inconspicuous for the rest of the year. However, we disagree with the assessment by the person you spoke with. Many of our greatest pleasures are fleeting ones but they can create memories that last a lifetime. Why dismiss a shrub whose ephemeral beauty can carry you back to the happy days of childhood at your grandmother’s house? A shrub that can do that is worth seeking out and finding. Keep looking and asking. Dwarf flowering almond is still available. If you can’t find it at another nursery or garden center, consider placing a “Flowers Wanted” ad in the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin.
If you have questions about services or products regulated by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, visit our website at www.agr.georgia.gov, write us at 19 MLK Jr. Drive, Room 128, Atlanta, GA 30334 or email us at email@example.com.
Q: What exactly is a drumette?
Chester Clark III: A magnificent disappointment
Could this really be happening?
Three-and-a-half years earlier their hearts had stirred when they first heard his call. Centuries of Greek and Roman brutality had deepened their desire for the promised Deliverer. Their desires for temporal deliverance had colored even their reading of the Scriptures, until they had convinced themselves that the Messiah’s primary mission would be to deliver them from Rome.
Dalton Dulcimers to perform for Guild’s In Concert program
The Creative Arts Guild will welcome the Dalton Dulcimers at its next In Concert program on Thursday.
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Earl Brackin Band to perform at Dalton State
The Olympic Games have historically been an effective way of bringing people from all corners of the world and all walks of life together.
The Rev. G. David Henderson: Satan’s worldwide anti-Christ religion — now in our midst!
Since my devotional last month, many claiming to be followers of Jesus have written the Forum of this newspaper, wrongfully proclaiming God doesn’t require followers of Jesus to obey the moral laws God gave to Moses and Israel — reputably known as the Ten Commandments. The author of our Bible (the Holy Spirit) responds with divine disgust and anger, “such isn’t so” (“God forbid” — Romans 6:15)!
The Rapha House: Eating disorders
Every year a week in February is designated as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week by The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). The theme for 2014 was “I Had No Idea” stressing the need to address misconceptions about eating disorders.
Final performance for senior dancers
This year, 11 “sisters in dance” will perform together for the last time.
News and notes from area churches.
The Rev. Rodney B. Weaver: Where is God
How will this play out?
A northern female (a native of Detroit, Mich.) comes to a small Southern town called Dalton. This female has now been arrested for the death of a convenience store worker. Known for being the Carpet Capital of the World, Dalton now has the distinction of being the location of a horrific murder.
Chester V. Clark IIIThe miracle of life
\With spring in the air and the dogwoods starting to bud, my reflections turn again to the miracle that we call life. Call me simple, easily impressed or perennially forgetful; but isn’t it amazing that dormant plants and trees can come to life again after the bitter cold of winter?
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