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Outdoors

  • BSF Spring Plant and Music Festival is Saturday

        Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the 19th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 27. Traditional arts and crafts as well as music will be included as part of the festival throughout the day. This park would like to extend an invitation to all interested crafts persons, musicians, and volunteers to participate in this year’s festival.

  • CCMGA 17th Annual Flower and Garden Show is Friday and Saturday

        Mark your calendars for Friday-Saturday, April 26-27. Cumberland County Master Gardeners present the 17th annual Flower and Garden Show, a tribute to growing plants we’ve come to know and love. Bring the kids, young and old, to a colorful showplace of exhibitors. Mingle with on-hand plant experts and get questions answered by experienced landscapers and growers. Enjoy shopping for beautiful flowers, shrubs and native plants when the Cumberland County fairgrounds host the spring Flower and Garden Show, Growing Back to Our Roots.

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    April 26: 6 p.m. — Campfire Cooking - Join Ranger Brady at the Stage Area across from the Park’s Visitor Center for an evening of learning different techniques of cooking over a campfire. There will be a sweet surprise at the end. Entry fee is $5 dollars and participants must be registered in advance through our website. Visit: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/frozen-head/
     

  • Frozen Head State Park Work Days

    April 26: 9 a.m. – Trail Work Day: North Old Mac - Join Ranger Joe for an invigorating day of work on the North Old Mac Trail. Participants will hike less than four miles round trip, while repairing the trail tread on upper North Old Mac. Bring clothes fit for manual labor, a sack lunch and plenty of water. Volunteers should meet at the Park Visitor Center. If interested in attending email Joseph.Nowotarski@tn.gov.
     

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Poke Salad, a Mountain Tradition

  • Pints for Pets is Saturday

        Ever drive a road in Morgan County and see a stray dog or cat wandering the Highway?
        Have you seen the stray dogs at the Hardee’s in beautiful downtown Wartburg?
        Have you seen a post on Facebook from a Morgan County friend saying they found a “lost” dog/cat?

  • BSF and Obed Parks Science meeting set for April 24

        The National Park Service will host a public science meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Historic Rugby Visitor Center, located at 1331 Rugby Parkway in Rugby. The public is invited to spend the day with scientists who have been conducting research at Obed Wild and Scenic River and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    April 19: 6 p.m. — Watercolor Workshop for Beginners - Ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting? Join Ranger Kayley to learn and practice techniques to begin your watercolor journey. Meet at the Frozen Head Visitor’s Center. This program is $5 per participant. All materials are provided. Register online at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/frozen-head/.
     

  • Frozen Head State Park Work Days

    April 26: 9 a.m. – Trail Work Day: North Old Mac - Join Ranger Joe for an invigorating day of work on the North Old Mac Trail. Participants will hike less than four miles round trip, while repairing the trail tread on upper North Old Mac. Bring clothes fit for manual labor, a sack lunch and plenty of water. Volunteers should meet at the Park Visitor Center. If interested in attending email Joseph.Nowotarski@tn.gov.
     

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Planting by moon signs

        In an earlier article I discussed the use of astrological signs to know when to plant garden and farm crops and have kin that still hold to them. Another method is using moon signs, or more properly moon phases to tell not only when to plant but also when it’s a good time to kill unwanted vegetation.