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Recommendations For Fall Vegetable & Small Plant Care
Jun29

Recommendations For Fall Vegetable & Small Plant Care

Garden Update — July and August By Mario Villarino, DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent, Ag and NR Here are the recommendation of Texas A&M AgriLife for the months of July and August: By August many fall vegetable seeds and even small plants may be set out for later production. Be careful to give extra water and a little shade to these young plants while they are becoming established. The result will be excellent cool season...

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Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest By Johanna Hicks
Sep17

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest By Johanna Hicks

Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences, 1200-B West Houston St., P.O.Box 518, Sulphur springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax, [email protected] Interest is building for the Creative Arts Contest! Last month, I gave information about the Arts and Crafts Show, in which vendors sell their hand-crafted items. This week, I’m focusing on the Creative Arts Contest, which is...

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Fall Gardening By Mario Villarino
Oct09

Fall Gardening By Mario Villarino

As temperatures start to cool off, our gardening spirit rejuvenates and the idea of going outside starts to become appealing for many. So you want to grow garden fresh vegetables this fall? Where do you start? Simply looking at seed packets in catalogs or local nurseries will not get the job done. One must garden smartly if economical production and utilization are expected. According to Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services once...

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AgriLife: 44th Annual “Christmas Joys”; Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest;
Sep15

AgriLife: 44th Annual “Christmas Joys”; Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest;

44th Annual “Christmas Joys” Announced The word is apparently getting out that we are now taking reservations for the 44th annual “Christmas Joys” program.  It is shaping up to be a fantastic event, and I want to share the details. The sub-theme is “Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year”, and it will include demonstrations on fantastic recipes for gift-giving (or keeping!), craft ideas for both adults and kids, family meal time...

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How to Choose Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables By Johanna Hicks
Jan20

How to Choose Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables By Johanna Hicks

How to Choose Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables We all know that consuming more fruits and vegetables will have great benefits on our health.  Those that are in season or at their peak harvest have the best flavor and are usually the least expensive.  By choosing fruits and vegetables that are in season, you will teach your family to enjoy these good-for-you foods and save some money in the process.  Include seasonal when planning your...

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Agrilife: Preparing for Fall Garden
Jun30

Agrilife: Preparing for Fall Garden

Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days – it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole. But fall gardens? In July? That’s right! Mid-Summer is the time to begin preparing and planting the garden for a fall harvest. According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension horticulturist, the first key for a successful fall garden is to get the weeds...

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2015 Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest and Arts & Craft Show
Sep22

2015 Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest and Arts & Craft Show

2015 Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest and Arts & Craft Show Excitement is building for the 2015 Hopkins County Fall Festival.  You have probably already heard about the Freedom Ride, Battle of the Bands, and the Golf Tournament.  Many more events are in store, beginning Saturday, October 17, with the Fall Festival Parade and continuing through the following weekend. The Creative Arts Contest give Hopkins County residents an...

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Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest
Oct09

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest

Excitement is building for the 2014 Hopkins County Fall Festival.  I want to tell you about three exciting events that will take place on October 24 and 25, starting with the Creative Arts Contest.  This contest, held in the Sulphur Springs High School Conference Center, is open only to Hopkins County residents due to space limitations, but we always have an excellent showing!  Here are the guidelines: 1)      Participants may enter...

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Fall Gardening by Mario Villarino
Jul10

Fall Gardening by Mario Villarino

The fall offers a gardening opportunity that few people take advance from. When referring to fall gardening, Texas A&M AgriLife recommends: Once the decision to have a fall garden has been reached, a gardener must take action–drastic action. One must pull out some of those plants that have been nurtured from “babies” in the spring to monsters now. This takes courage and faith! It is recommend that all plants,...

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The Amazing Dutch Oven Cookoff 2019 at Heritage Park; John Chester Would Have Been Proud!

Johnny “Buffalo” Chester took great pains and great pride in practicing the pioneer craft of outdoor cooking in iron utensils over an open fire or coals. No matter if it was a skillet, a stew pot or a covered ‘dutch oven’, he could cook anything, and had not only mastered the skill in his adult life but demonstrated it everywhere he could get a gathering. Following his passing, his friend Rick Wilson decided to...

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