Each spring, forestry schools put forth their strongest lumberjacks and most knowledgeable foresters for the Southern Forestry Conclave. A group of students from Mississippi State University left last week for the competition.
The New Year is always a time for reflection, a fresh start and...a clean closet. If you are trying to get organized and sort through those dresser drawers, why not make a few bucks by consigning your old things? At Revolution Consignment Shop in Starkville, one person's trash becomes another person's hidden treasure.
It's an astonishing sight as you step inside the greenhouse. A sea of red. Poinsettias wall to wall. At the Palmer Home's Columbus campus, the holiday plants are nurtured as they grow from a small cutting in August, to a healthy full color poinsettia in December. For grower Mary Tuggle and her teenaged helpers, it's hard work and long hours preparing the plants for the annual fundraiser sale.
At one Monroe County farm, a lot of time and effort goes into growing holiday evergreens. Thirteen acres of Leyland Cypress and Blue Ice Cedar stand tall at Worthey Christmas tree farm. The thousands of trees planted on the Hatley farm are pampered in order to become the perfect Christmas tree.