Q: I found a nice wooden chair at a garage sale, which I purchased very cheaply. The only problem is that I need to refinish it. How do I go about stripping off the old finish?
Purple will reign in 2018.
Q: I have a 5-year-old Thomcord grape and I was wondering how to prune it properly. I am using it to shade a chicken coop.
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” — Hal Borland (1900-1978), American author, “The Tomorrows — December 30,” Sundial of The Seasons (1964)
Fresh basil, rosemary and onions.
Q: I have small children in my house, and one of them grabbed onto a staircase spindle as he was rushing down the stairs. The spindle snapped, and I need to repair or replace it. Tell me how.
Q: Is it a good idea to work coffee grounds into the soil in flower beds? Does it help?
There is nothing like a hot cup of coffee to start the day, especially on cold winter mornings. Aw, heck, who am I kidding? Every morning, no matter the season, is a good day for coffee.
Recently while shopping for a client in one of our more exclusive furniture showrooms, I noticed a familiar local entertainer — famous for being one smooth and fashionable guy not only in song but in personal style, as well — purchasing two very shiny brass retro-styled lamps that certainly harkened back at least several decades.