Larry McDermott, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Blueberries: It’s where to find the real thrill

Blueberry season is exploding all around our area, much to my palate’s pleasure.   My brain tells me to think of the health benefits from ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, June 24, 2022 8:00 am

Life on the farm- Larry McDermott

Father’s Day is a time for introspection

Father’s Day should be a time for introspection, for thinking about what our fathers mean to us and about what we fathers mean to our ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, June 17, 2022 8:00 am

Business

New hunting and fishing supply store to open in Mill Spring 

Adair’s Rod and Gun Supply hope to become a destination for outdoor sport enthusiasts    Adair Edwards was five years old when she caught her ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:05 am

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No simple solutions to school shootings

Always raise an eyebrow and pause when someone offers a quick solution to a complex problem.   That was the advice given to me by ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, June 2, 2022 9:50 am

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Airbnb renters don’t always make for good neighbors

Rent out your house for a week or so to vacationers. Make a few extra bucks. What could go wrong? A lot, actually, but mostly ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:43 pm

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Beekeeping is full of surprises

The annual spring honeybee swarm season is coming to an end, and as a beekeeper, I am reminded that just when you think you understand ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, May 6, 2022 12:22 pm

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AWAR declared on animal abuse, neglect

A new citizen-based organization set up to improve the quality of animal life all began at a birthday party for a couple of pigs.   ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, April 28, 2022 11:03 am

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Septic systems are flush with our sins

The septic system is one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind linchpins for homeowners that can bring misery or satisfaction.   So much of its success, however, ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Friday, April 22, 2022 8:00 am

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Recurring dreams now farm based

For years, there were these recurring dreams common for many of us. Being late for the final exam. Being called upon to speak but only ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:57 am

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Dogs, cats and the pain of it all

I have been thinking a lot this week about Martha Stewart.   Not about her spot-on culinary skills or business acumen or marketing finesse, all ... Read more

by Larry McDermott, Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:05 am

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