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Learning About Bees & Conquering Fear (Video)

Lots of people are afraid of something and others just don’t get it. I have always been afraid, even terrified of bees. Growing up, I always heard that if dad got stung, we had to take him to the hospital, so when I got stung by honey bees and started swelling up like crazy, I […]

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My #HeyLetsGrow Container Garden is Really Late this Year

Last year by this time, not only had I shared a few posts about my container garden, I was enjoying some of the fruits of my labors according to the photos in my Facebook “on this day.” Those nudges make the reality seem all the harder. My garden is really behind schedule for a few […]

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Top 18 Farmers Sharing Their Passion & Farm Photos on Instagram

When folks ask about the social media channel that I enjoy the most, I tell them Instagram (if we aren’t already connected, I’m JPlovesCOTTON and as a sample, here’s a photo I took recently). I mean, afterall, I got my first job to fund my photography habit (I have never stopped buying cameras either! It is […]

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A Small Contribution to Feeding the World this Week

The phrase feeding the world always makes me stop and wonder. It is such a mammoth pursuit. A massive goal that needs to be tackled in in more ways than I can count. Such a daunting task that it is hard to see progress. And yet Friday, in support of World Food Day, I had […]

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Top 5 Memphis Foods to Eat for 901 Day & Any Other Day!

It is rare that I am on Twitter and see a few tweets, choose to do a series of tweets that really should be a blog post. That’s exactly what happened tonight as I saw friends talking about #901Day — since 901 is the area code for Memphis (my beloved hometown), it is a great […]

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Late Summer Means Lots of Peppers in My Backyard Garden

Disclaimer:  I got some of the plants, experiences and connections to my backyard garden mentioned in this article through my work at Monsanto. This post reflects my personal opinions and I’m writing it just cause I want to like I always do.  As I mentioned earlier this summer, I decided to do a container garden […]

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In Search of the Perfect Tomato

Growing tomatoes is something that just seems to make a person more Southern. I’ve grown them at various times in my life and my grandmom usually had tomato plants. And I can’t help but think of a scene in Steel Magnolias where Ouiser is dumping tomatoes on people and says she has to grow them […]

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Quick & Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe (How-To Video)

I drove back from Memphis the other day and had to stop at a berry farm…. was so excited that blackberries are coming in. I bought a bunch of them…. a couple of quarts thinking it was high time for blackberry cobbler and it really was! I had to get my grandmom’s blackberry cobbler recipe […]

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