In anticipation of enjoying summer vegetables, gardeners often plant too early, causing the plants to struggle. In Alabama the often-warmer temperatures in late winter and spring can fool gardeners into planting too soon.
When Jacksonville State University announced it would play a spring football season, lots of people thought the same thing: What’s it going to be like to play football in the spring?
“You owe yourself one hour a day of self maintenance. It can include reading, writing, jogging, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting or whatever, but you owe it to yourself.”
I’ve seen it time, and time, and time again the last few weeks—“Crape Murder.” In Extension, this phrase refers to extreme topping of crapemyrtle trees. It’s extremely unsightly.
Growing and harvesting your own vegetables is a fulfilling process not only for gardeners and families, but communities as well. With proper tending and care, vegetable gardens can provide a wealth of freshly grown produce.
I’m sure many of us have a room where we stash stuff we’re not using... close the door and don’t let anyone in. The place is a mess with odds and ends, boxes and bags, but thank goodness, the door stays closed.
Composting is often associated with the hot, summer months. Contrary to popular belief, composting is a process that continues through every season in Alabama, whether in a backyard bin or a woodland forest.
In various conversations with friends, I have found out that the coronavirus has caused significant weight gain. That’s not a symptom of the virus, just a symptom of us being locked up for such a long time with no place to go.
The thing that makes Guntersville beautiful is the people from all walks of life who were born here, grew up here, or those who are residents through personal choice during their lives. We are richly blessed through our diversity both socially and intellectually. We all contribute to the pro…
Family Savings Credit Union announced last week that it will be opening an in-store branch at the new Food City location in Albertville. The new 500-square-foot credit union office will be open extended hours and will include a small meeting area for opening accounts, getting loans or mortga…
Marshall County may very well have been in line for a casino operated by the Poarch Creek Band of Indians, provided a gaming bill passes the legislature and the people of Alabama then approve it.
A popular New Year’s Resolution is to create a healthier lifestyle throughout the upcoming year. Doing some exercise and making healthy food choices can be part of a healthy lifestyle. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) seek…
I recently heard one of my pastors at church mention how being a good neighbor is the mission we should be focusing on right now. The topic grabbed my attention right away and had me thinking; not just about what he said, but about what he meant.
Winter bulbs serve as remedy to the winter blues until spring. However, what if the bulbs simply refuse to bloom? For those who planted winter bulbs and have yet to see results, Lucy Edwards, an Alabama Extension home grounds, gardens and home pests regional agent, has solutions and tips for…
February 14, a day romance and love fill the air. A day we share our feelings of adoration with the ones we cherish most in life. It’s a day that you can write, or say, those intimate little phrases that would normally give rise to; “What have you bought now?”, or, “Honey, did you wreak the …
Marshall County’s first responders are a pretty amazing bunch in normal times. They go towards danger when the rest of us shirk away from it.
Kick off the new year with the 26th Annual Beekeeping Symposium! The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is proud to host the symposium to provide timely information for Alabama’s beekeeping public.
We all have a regimen that helps us fall asleep. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t work. The other night I was in the “sometimes it doesn’t work” category.
Growing up in Arab, I’ve had my fair share of close calls with severe weather. Obviously, nothing compares to the tornado that ripped through Arab on April 27, 2011, but any severe weather event is always scary.
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many people do not want to spend a lot of time preparing labor-intensive meals. Pressure cookers are a great way to speed up the process, saving time and energy.
Since my first request for warm clothing for the homeless 5 weeks ago as an interfaith service project, we have collected over 200 coats. That is 200 less people who now have something warm to wear in this freezing weather! My husband and I are overwhelmed with the kindness and empathy of ou…
The holidays bring many of us joy each year. Festive lights, music, reconnecting with loved ones and making family recipes are enjoyed by many. While the holidays present opportunities to throw healthy eating habits out the window, it’s important to remember that having a healthier holiday w…
When I was a kid, my aunt gave me a diary for Christmas. It was red and had a tiny key to lock it up. She knew I liked to write and suggested I might enjoy writing down my thoughts and experiences each day.
Deer season is in full swing, and with it comes camouflage, bright hunter orange and many excited hunters. Before someone heads out into the woods, they must first know their states’ hunting requirements and laws. Also, while it is one of the most popular winter-time activities in the South,…
Poinsettias reign supreme as the main flowers of the holiday season. Also known as the Christmas flower, these beautiful plants offer a variety of colors that compliment any holiday decorations.
After World War II, Dr. Wernher Von Braun and several other German engineers immigrated to the United States to lead in the development of military rockets for the U.S. Army.
Fields of blooming wildflowers bring to mind thoughts of springtime and sunshine; however, the process of growing wildflowers begins now. In order to create a flowing backyard meadow, fall is the time to begin the planting process.
My family has always been conscientious about family gatherings, especially during holidays. And of course, one of our favorite holidays is Christmas, a day that we pay homage to the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.