Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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Farm and Ranch
  • Scammers targeting elderly, woman says

    When Berta Rhodes got a phone call from someone claiming to be her grandson last week, telling her he had been arrested in Mexico and needed her and her husband to wire him money to get home, she was scared.

    March 13, 2014

  • New peach trees available at JCMG plant sale

    Texas A&M’s Department of Horticultural Sciences has developed exceptional new varieties of peaches for Texas gardeners. The trees have been under development since the mid-1990s and have been tested in orchards around the state. 

    March 13, 2014

  • Bare root roses and how to plant

    It was a typical Saturday morning. I was at the computer doing my homework for college and listening to the different garden experts on line.

    January 30, 2014

  • Seminar on cattle set for Jan. 21

    There is no question that the beef cattle business has undergone some trying times the past few years. Significant changes within the beef industry, combined with increased production costs, drought and national and world economic woes have affected the entire beef production chain.  It is now more important than ever to stay current and up-to-date on new technologies and practices.

    January 8, 2014

  • Helpful tips to avoid winter plant damage

    With the icy spell we recently experienced and the low temperatures we are having almost every week it is quite evident that various plants did or will suffer some damage. If you look more closely at your trees, shrubs and flowering plants you can see burnt and curling leaves on some of them. 

    January 8, 2014

  • Livestock show a great experience

    While most students across Johnson County are finishing up their Christmas break and trying to get in some last-minute fun before heading back to school next week, Johnson County 4-H members are at home spending hours perfecting their animals and projects for the upcoming Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair.  

    January 3, 2014

  • A few New Year’s resolutions for your yard

    Have you made those pesky resolutions yet? Do you need a few so your yard will be at its best? A good gardener uses this cold down time to review and dream. And to be sure your dreams come true it takes some planning or resolutions.

    December 31, 2013

  • Wreaths are old traditions

    Wreaths are traditional, not only for Christmas decorating, but over the centuries for many other indications and celebrations. They were called diadems, meaning a thing bound around. Early ones were worn by royalty and were bands of fabric worn on royal bonnets. 

    December 24, 2013

  • Christmas poinsettias are a tradition

    Known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, Cuetlaxochityl, Mexican Flame Leaf, Christmas Star, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Crown of the Andes, Lalapatae, Flower of Ataturk, Awaturrame, Pasqua or Stella de Natale and perhaps a few other names depending on its location in the world, the poinsettias was a native of Mexico and Central America before its spread over parts of the globe. 

    December 19, 2013

  • N1307P16010C.TIF No to organics?

    n an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They believe organic products are better for them and for the planet. But the claims that organic food is safer, healthier and more eco-friendly may be more hype than fact. 

    November 7, 2013 1 Photo

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