The past several days have been filled with food, family, football, and shopping. Decorating was also another event that was enjoyed by friends and family. Although some have chosen the longevity of an artificial tree, others enjoy the natural beauty and smells of a fresh cut tree.
This week marks a special holiday for many as we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Most will prepare and consume a turkey for the holiday meal. Over the past couple of years the price of turkeys were up compared to a 5 year average.
Year after year we get the best color show as the leaves begin to change colors before falling from the trees. Even though this paints colorful pictures in our landscape it does pose a potential problem for some of our lawns.
Lately cooler temperatures have been riding on gusty winds. The problem is that over the past month most parts of the area have not received a half inch of rain. During this time of year many families gather around a grill while some might have a fire pit going.
October is finally here and to many that means that weekends will soon be filled with football and hunting. In recent weeks many of you have planned, began prep work, or planted a cool season food plot. Keep in mind that a properly managed area can provide most of the food needed for wildlife during the winter months.
The past couple of weeks has shown why Mississippi weather is so unique. During that time, we have had lows in the 50’s to highs in the 90’s. The low temperatures can cause some homeowners to slack off on watering and causing some plants to wilt when the temperatures jump into the mid 90’s.
As the temperatures have dropped over the past couple weeks with the last cool front it has reminded us what fall feels like. Day time temperatures in the high 80s and night time temperatures ranging from the 50s-60s make the outdoors very pleasant.
Last Friday many were looking toward the long holiday weekend to spend with family and friends while others were waiting on the opening day of dove season. The Mourning dove is often mistaken as being called “mourning” for the chatter they produce at sunrise.
September marks national rice month in the U.S. Rice is primarily grown in six states including Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, California and Texas, and over 80% of the rice produced in the U.S. is consumed locally.