There are several ways of thawing a turkey for your Thanksgiving meal. Thawing in the refrigerator, in cold water, and in the microwave are the methods suggested most by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In terms of food safety and proper … [Read more] about Time to Thaw the Turkey
Basic skills for the modern day homesteader.
For those of you that would be interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener, this program is for you, starting on January 15, 2015. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This … [Read more] about Texas Master Gardener Training Class
Printed in the September Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers This year, we experienced cooler than normal spring and summer weather, but that is behind us and we are moving into the fall of the year. Yes, the 90 degree plus weather has been … [Read more] about Mary, Mary quite the farmer, how does your garden grow?
Printed in the June/July 2014 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers, Texas Master Gardener When did you first see the tall spikes of Larkspur growing? Of course, it was in your grandmother’s flower garden. Larkspurs are a member of the … [Read more] about TALL AND ELEGANT: Larkspurs
AgriLife Extension Schedules Tri-County New Landowner Workshop Tri-County New Landowner Workshop Scheduled: For the past several years, we have been getting phone calls from residents that have bought parcels of land (10-25 acres) and wanting ideas on … [Read more] about AgriLife Extension Schedules Tri-County New Landowner Workshop
Rainwater Harvesting: Back to the Basics Dating back to ancient times, tried and true rainwater harvesting is a proven water capturing method. Shawn Johnson and his wife Becky are putting these simplistic methods of conservation and economy to good use, for … [Read more] about Rainwater Harvesting: Back to the Basics
As Printed in the November 2012 Issue of The Northeast Texas By Peggy Rogers Beautyberry, American Beautyberry, French Mulberry, American Mulberry, Spanish Mulberry, Bermuda Mulberry, Sour-bush or Sour-berry, whatever name you know it by when the bush … [Read more] about The Gorgeous Purple Beautyberry
As Printed in the August 2012 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers We are seeing the death of many oaks in the East Texas area due to Hypoxylon Canker. The disease is not rare, but due to the stressful droughts of the last several summers, a … [Read more] about Hypoxylon Canker of Oak Trees
As printed in the April 2012 issue of The Northeast Texan. By Samantha Russell Among my generation, there seems to be a culture of perpetual adolescence. Video games are great in their own right, but not when you’re 23, eating take-out pizza and living … [Read more] about Homesteading: New Generation Independence