March 3, 2023
I woke up to a dusting of yellow pollen on my car this week, the true sign that spring is on its way! Several flowers are blooming, making the world a little more vibrant after a cold, gray winter.
February 28, 2023
Blue jays are easy to recognize by both their noisy call and bold blue feathers. Also known as jaybirds, blue jays are members of the crow family and native to the United States.
February 24, 2023
If you have Bradford pear trees on your property, you are quite familiar with the odor they release. How could such a beautiful tree smell like rotting fish? The odor isn’t the only thing that makes this tree undesirable.
February 21, 2023
Creamy Hamburger Potato Soup is full of cheesy goodness. It’s the perfect soup to warm you up with a hearty amount of protein to keep you full and satisfied!
February 17, 2023
Moles and voles are often confused with one another. They both can cause damage to your lawn and their names sound very similar. You can use the beginning letter of their name to help you remember the difference!
February 14, 2023
Smoothies can be a tasty and healthy on-the-go option. Check out these tips to make sure you build a nutrient-rich mixture that will keep your energy up.
February 7, 2023
Corn is one of the most versatile vegetables around, and it’s a staple item in my kitchen. Sometimes fresh corn is a must, but I usually use frozen or canned corn for convenience.
February 3, 2023
The weather has been brutal lately. Cold and dreary one day, warm the next. Nevertheless, signs of spring are starting to pop up. Yellow daffodils have already started to bloom, providing everyone with a reminder that the cold weather will soon be moving out of the area.
January 31, 2023
We’re on month two of learning about the different types of birds in Mississippi. For February, we’re discussing the house finch.
January 27, 2023
Crape myrtles are popular for their low-maintenance beauty, but they can benefit from some light pruning this time of year.
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