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Preparing to Show Rabbits at the Angelina County Fair

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at the Angelina County Fair, the breeding and market rabbit show kicks off. An estimated 150 rabbits...

Raising a Hog for the County Fair

Garrett Price is raising a hog for his first time this year.  He’s raising it for competition at the Angelina County Fair in just...

Getting Ready for 25 chicks

Last Tuesday, 44 youth from across Angelina County came to the Extension office and each of them picked up a box full of day...

Getting a Lawn Ready for Summer

I’ve gotten a number of questions already this spring on getting rid of weeds by using a “Weed and Feed” product. Let me get this...

Small Farm Profitability Seminar Set for Feb. 20

Many a time, I’ll have someone stop by to visit about the new property that they have in the area. Sometimes they have inherited...

The History and Recent Finding of Screwworms

Last October, a press release from the Florida Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of screwworms in deer on a wildlife refuge. This local...

Overwintering Insects in the Home

Each year about this time and earlier, I get calls about lady bugs in houses, sheds, vehicles and other areas. Honestly, they should have...

The Plants we use for Christmas

Ready or not, Christmas is just days away. Among the many trappings we associate with Christmas such as gifts, traveling, ugly sweaters, and more,...

With First Frost under the Belt, Weather Is Right on Schedule

Just before Thanksgiving, most gardeners I’ve visited with had their first frost. Historically, our first frost in Angelina County is the middle of November....

Time to Rake Pine Straw

I’ve notice the pines are starting to drop their older needles. This, of course, brings out the gardeners to rake up the needles. The question...
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