Felder’s Colorful Kale
Time to move on. Thin past dragging hoses, and plan, if not actually plant, for the next season. I’m starting to push through the chore of cleaning up the summer’s frustrations, and setting out spring bulbs topped with cold-hardy flowering annuals.
Because I hate having to empty my beds and containers too early of still-performing summer flowers, I’m getting a head start on fall and winter by lightly working up pockets of soil between the older stuff; by digging in the old mulch along with a . . .
Must-Haves For Tailgating... Or Just Enjoying Fall
BOAT DIP--- At least a few variations of this delicious dip have been around for awhile. Even so, “Viral Boat Dip” is enjoying a revival right now, thanks in part to social media.
Finally... fall is on the horizon! In 10, give or take a few, days, it’ll “officially” be time for hot apple cider, cozy sweaters, soup bubbling on the stove and pumpkin spice lattes. I was going to mention the smell of burning leaves, but decided against it since most southern states are under a burn ban. In short, . . .
The Passing of a Matriarch
A TRIP TO ST. LUCIA IN 2011--- Patsy and Guy Geller travelled the world together. Here they are on a family trip to St. Lucia in the Caribbean in 2011. This week Guy celebrates the life of his beloved wife of 66 years, Patsy, who passed away on Sept. 7. A memorial service will be held at Silver Springs Baptist Church on Sept. 23, 2023 at 2 pm.
This is not only intended to chronicle the passing of a matriarch; it is also the celebration of the wonderful life we had together for sixty-six years . . .
Does Mississippi Have the Deadliest Roads in America?
How many more national surveys and ratings can Mississippi take that show us to be outright rapscallions, rogues, scamps and scoundrels?
Not to mention wretches, meanies, caitiffs, devils and knaves?
All of those words depict us – Mississippians, either by birth or choice – as somewhat a bad breed, at least as we traverse our roads, byways and highways on a daily basis.
This latest bit of distressing news that Mississippi has the nation’s deadliest roads across America from sea to shining . . .
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
There’s a hidden little public garden in Jackson showcasing herbs and flowers that can take any weather thrown their way.
I’ve been keen my entire career on promoting durable, multi-use garden plants, especially those grown here long before we even had water hoses. You can find a few of them showcased at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
The sprawling museum, located just off Interstate 55 on Lakeland Drive/Hwy 25 - close to the fantastic Mississippi Children’s Museum and Museum of Natu . . .
‘Leave The Grill Outdoors’ Not The Best Labor Day Hack; I Have Better Ones
The internet is full of tips and tricks to create an enjoyable Labor Day weekend barbecue. Most that I read made sense, but this took the cake for nonsensical advice, especially here in the Deep South where we practically invented outdoor grilling. “Never grill indoors – always leave the grill outside your house.” Really? Like we don’t already know that an open flame from a grill (if you could even drag it inside) is a recipe for disaster inside an enclosed space? Yes, it’s unreasonably hot, b . . .
Terry’s Creek News
The Praise Team opened our morning worship service as we met to worship our Lord and Savior. At the time for the Children’s Story, Jenna Rutland shared with them as they came to the front. Bro. LaVerne Summerlin’s message was “Starting Over” from Romans 7:6.
Sunday evening our guest speaker was Bro. Greg Maxwell in the absence of our Pastor.
Larry Don Seale was ordained as a Deacon at Friendship Baptist Church last Sunday evening at 5:00 pm. Bro. LaVerne Summerlin was asked by Larry Do . . .
Lady Bears Notch First Win of Season in Home Opener, Shutting Out Tougaloo
It was home sweet home for the Lady Bears in Thursday night’s home opener as they recorded eight goals including two from freshman Caroline Barcelona in an 8-0 shutout win over Tougaloo. The victory also marked the first in the head coaching career of Nicole Daigle Cooper.
“Honestly I’m just excited to get the W, this is what the girls needed,” Cooper said. “We head into a very competitive conference. We have had a lot of good competition leading into this game. We have not played anybody in . . .
Bears Shine in 5-1 in Over Oxford of Emory
Still riding high following Thursday’s big win over Tougaloo to open the regular season, the Bears hoped to carry that momentum over in a quick turnaround as they traveled to Birmingham, AL Saturday to face Oxford of Emory.
And they did just that, getting goals from four different players including two from Justin Ruiz in a 5-1 win over the Eagles.
“We were definitely happy to get the win and get some confidence moving forward,” Southwest head coach Zach Mills said.
The Bears (2-0) bui . . .
Terry’s Creek News
The Praise Team opened our worship service last Sunday morning, leading us in beautiful music. Bro. LaVerne then had prayer and welcomed each one and made the announcements. Then Dennis Lea continued our worship service. The choir sang the special music “Redemption Draweth Nigh”.
The children are excited when it is their time to come to the front as they hear the children’s story which was by Sarah Williams last Sunday. Bro. LaVerne’s message was “Joy of Pressing On” from Philippians 3: 1-1 . . .
Just what we need - another invasive new type of hornet spotted in Georgia. As if we don’t have enough grabbing bits of barbeque ribs out of our hands this time of year.
So far, this one, like the “murder hornet’ found in the Pacific Northwest, isn’t a problem. Might even get it under control before it spreads. Meanwhile, the ones in my to-a-point wildlife-tolerant garden are doing just fine, judging by the numbers I am trying hard to not swat away from my
What’s the point in wasps, a . . .
Are You Ready For Some…Tailgate Food?
TAILGATE FOOD--- Homemade pimento cheese is so much better than anything found in a carton at the supermarket. Even better, it’s a favorite of almost everyone at any gathering, including a tailgate party.
When you glanced at the headline, you may have thought the tagline would be…”football!” I have a confession to make. Unless it’s Homecoming and I want to see what the court’s gowns look like, I sometimes skip the main event and stay in the tailgate tent. That’s where the real fun happens, at . . .