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Frank's Place

FRANK'S PLACE: Doing what comes natural

My name is Frank, and I'm a staff writer at Gwinnett Daily Post. My wife and I recently bought our first home, a 1,400 square-foot, four-sided brick house with a half-acre backyard. This blog is about our new place.

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FRANK'S PLACE: When life gives you gray squirrels

Something's been eating the green tomatoes. Not just eating them, mind you, but playing with them, gnawing on them and discarding them like they were garbage.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Battling wisteria, the devil's weed

What started decades ago as a flowering addition to backyard landscaping has grown into a writhing, hardy, many-tentacled creature of the night. And Monday evening's torrential downpour was making the wisteria stronger.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Simmer down to a summer seafood boil

On occasion, I've been known to make a risky foray into the kitchen. It gives the wife a break from her routine and affords me a chance to try my hand at something different—in this case, Frogmore Stew.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Learning to cope through lawn mower therapy

Sweat stings your eyes. Sun scorches the back of your neck. A six-horsepower engine sputters and sings, belching smoke as you plod your way through sedge, clover and crabgrass.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Nothing like a good cucumber sandwich

There's nothing quite like a fresh cucumber sandwich on a sweltering summer day.

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FRANK'S PLACE: The vain, carnivorous garden defender

While out in the garden a few days back, pruning dead stems off the tomato plants, I heard an odd, faint crunching noise.

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REDDY: A reporter in the governor's mansion -- for a family reunion

A reporter visits the governor's mansion for a family reunion.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Looking back, plotting a better season

With the changing of the seasons, that first brisk bite of autumn air, our minds move in new directions. September and October bring new possibilities for produce to thrive in the thirsty soil.

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World War II vets visit Wesleyan

Students at Wesleyan School got a history lesson Thursday morning from two men who played vital roles during the resolution of World War II.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Braised brisket builds kitchen confidence

Sometimes a tough undertaking in the kitchen can lead to defeat, but as with most challenges, a hard-fought victory is a sweet one.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Yellow-bellied bird is no coward

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker plunders hardwoods at its leisure, a red-headed avian vagrant with a taste for tree blood.

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FRANK'S PLACE: Hornworms make short work of your tomatoes

Do you have tomato or tobacco hornworms in your garden? You'll know it when you hear them chowing down on your precious tomatoes.