Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it into your attic.
I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable as of late. If you ride down the road on your way to work or school, look at the power lines. You will see dew-covered spider webs strung between the lines. You probably encountered a web in the face as you walked out your front door this week as well. That is a great way to wake up, isn't it? Between now and ...
Chicken has done something that most cattlemen thought was not possible: Americans are eating more chicken now than ever before.
Putting plants in the ground is something I think we have all done in our lives. Most people get a sense of satisfaction by taking a bare flower bed or yard and adding trees, flowers and shrubs.
You may not realize it, but Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with 144,000 acres in production. Over the past few years a growing demand and popularity of the nut has prompted growers to plant more acres, which would increase production by about 50 percent by 2020.
Adapted from Georgia FACES News Service. Written by Sharon Dowdy, News Editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Now that we are in October and leaves are beginning to change, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall. The change in the weather is good for the spirit after a long, hot summer.
We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement - because it feels like college football and fall festivals.
Over the past few weeks, I have talked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which should benefit Georgia's poultry industry by opening up economically competitive trade routes to other parts of the world. Now it appears that negotiations are looking positive with our neighbors to our north and south.
October marks the opening of planting season for spring flowering bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 F degrees, usually October to early November.
Wildlife food plots are a great way to enhance the quality and number of animals on your property. Many people plant food plots to increase their chances of viewing wildlife on their property.
Sometimes people cannot see the forest for the trees. This is the case with some legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that is considered to be a quick-fix solution for not having a long-term farm bill in place. It is to be considered by the Senate next.
This is the time of year many of you are probably thinking about fertilizing or renovating your lawn. The only way to see what your lawn requires, as far as fertilizer is concerned, is to pull a soil sample and let the Extension office send it off for analysis. Otherwise you are just guessing.
This has been an interesting year. We had a winter that was pretty much a cold spring and a summer that has been as hot as most could remember.
For most of us, fall is for college football (go Dawgs!), cool, crisp air in the mountains, and raking leaves that fall and seem to get everywhere.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
This is especially true for producers in South Georgia. We still have some cotton grown in North Georgia in counties such as Oconee, Bartow, Gordon and Floyd.
It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.
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