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Jack-o’-lantern of all trades
Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins.
Planting vegetables now for winter eating
The pansies and snapdragons are planted; I’m still harvesting peppers and green beans. But we are wondering what we can do with the vegetable garden this winter?
Make family mealtime at home important in your home
With today’s busy schedules, many families do not take the time to sit down and enjoy a meal together. But having family meal time has many benefits and meals prepared at home are generally healthier than consuming a meal away from home.
Making the prairie yard your home companion
Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
Fall is a good time to plant your trees, shrubs
Do your plant selection, soil preparation and planting soon to give the selected plants time to adapt and develop larger root systems during the dormant time of the rest of the plant.
Twenty-six 4-H teams from across the nation competed for top honors in the 92nd National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday. The contest is held every year in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc.
Fall is the perfect time to plant trees with flowers
Fall is a great time to plant a tree. This way they can settle in and spread their roots without the stress of heat and no moisture. Remember that since it is newly planted, it needs extra care for a year. That means watering if there is no rainfall after seven days and a little feeding to help it through its first summer. We also need to choose a tree that is suited to our growing area.
Texas deer hunters know the symptoms of buck fever: sweaty palms, accelerated heart rate and a shaky trigger finger. But there’s another malady folks who will be outdoors this fall can encounter that’s a little more serious: Lyme disease.
Container flower gardens for fall
The beautiful thing about container gardens is that you can grow plants in anything you have available. I once saw a colorful display of flowers planted in an old VW bug that had been left in out in a yard. It was spectacular.
AgriLife offers new program
This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves, “maybe I should try to start exercising or dieting.” Get ahead of all those whose New Year’s resolution is to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
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