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Outdoors

  • Outdoor Tip
  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    The Flora and Fauna of Christmas

        We often come up with mind games to pass time with our grandkids on extended road trips, and being the Christmas season, we recently did a guessing game that involved plants and animals associated with Christmas. It was interesting enough that I decided to share the list and researched how certain plants and animals became synonymous with Christmas.

  • Protect your home (and more) from winter’s freeze

        Freezing temperatures may be good for ice skating or building snowmen, but sub-freezing temperatures can be dangerous for the average person and his or her home.
        Cold weather often leaves people scurrying to do whatever is necessary to safeguard themselves from the big chill. But it’s important homeowners also protect their homes in cold weather.

    Plumbing

  • Outdoor Tip

        Hypothermia - Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops below 95 degrees. Severe shivering, one of the first signs of hypothermia, is beneficial in keeping the body warm. But as hypothermia progresses, shivering gives way to drowsiness or exhaustion, confusion, shallow breathing, irregular heartbeat, slurred speech, loss of coordination and, eventually, unconsciousness and even death.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Chestnuts roasting

        One of the more popular Christmas carols is “The Christmas Song”, sometimes called “Chestnuts Roasting”. The first line goes (sing it with me): “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”. It occurred to me that most folks sing it with only a vague idea of what it means, so allow me to illuminate.

  • Heidel and Kilby have big day hunting
  • Scott County Bee Association meeting/potluck set for Dec. 18
  • 2019 Spring turkey quota hunts application period Dec. 12-Jan. 16

        The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2019 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is Dec. 12 through Jan. 16.
        Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at gooutdoorstennessee.com website. Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 16. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

  • Outdoor Tip

        Know What to Do to Avoid a Crash - You’ve done all you can to prepare your car, you’ve checked the weather, but suddenly you find yourself driving in a slippery mess. If visibility is severely limited due to a whiteout, pull off the road and don’t even attempt to drive farther until conditions improve.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    A guide for Christmas Tree varieties

        I grew up using local cedar trees for Christmas trees from farm fence rows, mostly because that’s all there was. But modern commerce has allowed a greater variety of evergreen species available. So that you may be an informed consumer, here is a listing of Christmas tree species and their attributes.