The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.
It has been a long time — or it seems like it — since your scribe has made any effort to discuss hostas in any depth. They have been mentioned often in passing, but not many times have some of my favorites been listed.
The road to becoming a more green household does not have to start with large remodels, installations or purchases. If you are looking to become more eco-friendly on a budget, here are the ways to start small.
Henry County area producers who are interested in participating in the 2020 Henry County Area Tennessee Master Beef Webinar Series need to register by Sept. 30.
Take a good look at your flower beds and borders and you will find that, most likely, about 80% of the things there have pretty fine foliage, fine in the sense that most of their leaves are relatively small. This results in a somewhat bland look to the overall picture counting foliage alone.
In this photo from the Paris Special School District, grant writers Becky Cate (left) and Karen Goodman, both of the PSSD, hold a check representing a $15,000 STEM grant by the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. The grant will fund science, technology, engineering and math education at …
From the time I was a little girl, my mom would say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If ttrue, we should all be consuming lots of apples during this pandemic. Apples are a favorite fruit, are accessible, appealing and come in so many varieties.
Get nutritious Paleo meals on the table faster and easier with help from Jennifer Bumb’s The Paleo Sheet Pan Cookbook: 60 No-Fuss Recipes with Maximum Flavor and Minimal Cleanup (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.). Choose from a diverse array of hands-off choices, from breakfasts to main meal…
The Henry County Fair’s Junior Market Steer Show Thursday afternoon brought 42 exhibitors together to showcase their steers in front of a crowd of about 100 people at the Fairground’s livestock arena.
It might be the last thing on your morning to-do list, or worse, it might not be on your list at all. But a healthy breakfast refuels your body, jump-starts your day and may even benefit your overall health. Don’t skip this important meal. Benefits of eating a healthy breakfast include: more…
In this virulent climate of serious strains of illness and immune system compromises, gut health and balancing the microbiome are more important than ever. Mee McCormick nails these issues in her new book My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure (2020, www.hcibooks.com) as an expert wit…
Mask wearing has become a much debated topic since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States. Initially, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) did not recommend mask use for the general public in an effort to conserve them for …
If I said August is hydrangea time, any of you more learned gardeners would take umbrage and say no. We all know, you would claim, that hydrangea time is late spring and early summer, not late summer and/or autumn.
Toward the end of last week’s column, we mentioned, in passing, summer phlox. I must make amends for the brevity of that, and add some more informational help, if you need it.
Summer just isn’t summer unless you can have good ole sweet corn. As I visit the Farmers Market and other local farm sites as well as the grocery, you see the best of the sweet corn season. It is a delicacy of the South and a favorite on most tables all year long.
The 2020 US Dietary Guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns, “combining healthy choices from across all food groups — while paying attention to calorie limits.”
Here we are in the middle of dog days. The summer solstice slid by more than a month ago, and sultry August stares us in the face. Pestilence shows no indication of subsiding.
The Holy Bible tells us the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are war, famine, pestilence and death. It is not the apocalypse, as of this moment anyway, but there are deadly horsemen affecting gardeners, and more than four of them.
Well, July is half gone and so is the year. Christmas is just around the corner. It is high summer, and in summer a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of … watering.
Casey Hood of Obion is a candidate for the 24th District State Senate seat, which encompasses all of Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley counties.
Ronnie and Emma Sue Morris Singleton of Paris will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary July 17. The Singletons met in 1969, one week before he left to serve in Vietnam. They were married July 17, 1970, with the Rev. B.K. Marshall officiating. The wedding was conducted at Marshall’s…
In the heart of almost every person there resides a palpable tug for the underdog. I am no exception. For instance, back in the old days (a few months ago) whenever a football game was telecast live, even if was between Slippery Rock and some opponent from a remote stretch of Idaho, I always…
The month of July brings warmer temperatures, outdoor gatherings, sports, and lots of outdoor play time by the pool or lake. With all the time spent outdoors in the squelching heat, it’s important to remember to take precautions to prevent dehydration, which can lead to heat exhaustion or ev…
If you flip on the news, you will be hard-pressed to miss the pervasive anarchy in the streets. And yet the unsympathetic mainstream media will wrap the perpetual accosting of our police officers up as a footnote.
From winning multiple grilling competitions around the country and running a Big Green Egg blog, in his new comprehensive guide, Craig Tabor lays out everything you need to know to conquer and perfect cooking with a Big Green Egg.
Kick the flavor up a notch by making award-winning sauces in your own backyard with Award-Winning BBQ Sauces and How to Use Them: The Secret Ingredient to Next-Level Smoking (2020, Page Street Publishing).
Ed Randolph highlights many grilled dishes in his cookbook, Showstopping BBQ with Your Traeger Grill: Standout Recipes for Your Wood Pellet Cooker from an Award-Winning Pitmaster (2020, Page Street Publishing).
We have fought, or slept, through the past three months of coronavirus all over the world and, with a few riots and many protests here and there, are all fervently hopeful of more peaceful times ahead.
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