Featured Contractor – RTL

A note from one of our Approved Contractors at Across The Pond Ragland Topsoil & LandscapingOwner: Adam Ragland. Ragland Topsoil and Landscaping LLC was started in 2003 with some rakes, shovels and a small dump truck that was running about half the time.  Looking back on how we started this…

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Birding in January

Yellow-rumped Warbler (AKA Butterbutt)

January is a great month to do bird related activities.  From beginners to experts, there’s much to look for.  Wintering sparrows (Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Juncos) can all be found on platform or ground feeders, along with our year-round Field, Song, and Chipping Sparrows.  Savannah Sparrows…

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Koi2Kichi by Peter Waddington

Koi2Kichi by Peter Waddington

Also known as the “Godfather of Koi Keeping, Peter Waddington wrote what most koi keepers consider THE Guide to keeping Koi. Sadly, Peter passed away October 9, 2020. Peter (Koi Kichi) Waddington was one of the first to bring in high quality koi to the UK. His koi took the…

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THINK OUTSIDE

Think Outside Blog

There is no doubt that 2020 has been the most unusual and alarming year that most of us have ever experienced. We have fallen into this new reality that consists of wearing masks in public, avoiding crowded places and a long list of things we can’t do. That’s why it’s…

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Updated – Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

Madison Store Hours Christmas Eve, 8 am – 3 pmChristmas Day, CLOSEDSaturday, December 26th, CLOSED[The boss said, It is Boxing Day Across The Pond in England]Sunday, December 27th, ClosedNew Year’s Eve, 8 am – 3 pmNew Year’s Day, CLOSEDSEASONAL CLOSURE FROM JANUARY 1ST UNTIL MONDAY FEBRUARY 15TH.

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Wild Alabama

Wild Alabama

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?  Perhaps, but what many people don’t realize is that any time during the day you could have many birds in the bushes, or trees, that you may not even notice.  One of the many bird and other wildlife related…

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5 Amazing Gifts for Your Outdoor Enthusiast

We all have that special person in our lives who loves the outdoors, whether it be kayaking, gardening, hiking, bird watching or the countless other outdoor activities available today. With social distancing in place, many of us have become even more connected to the peace and solitude of nature. Here…

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Matecumbe Recipe

Ingredients: Fresh Fish Fresh tomatoes diced small or canned drained Green onions Garlic Capers Fresh basil Olive oil Lemon Juice Instructions: Mix all together and let rest for around 15 – 30 minutes Top fish with mix and grill until fish is flaked

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Clay Pot Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients:– Cauliflower– 1″ water in bottom– Olive oil Salt & pepper– Parmesan cheese Instructions:Step 1 – Pour 1″ of water in the bottom of clay potStep 2 – Drizzle cauliflower with olive oil Step 3 – Add salt and pepper to tasteStep 4 – Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese Step 5…

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How to Start a Fire in 4 Easy Steps!

It’s fire season so we wanted to present an instructional video on how we start a fire using Qwik Logs, which produce less smoke, Qwik Wik fire starters and hickory kindling. There will be a small amount of smoke when the fire is first lit due to the hickory kindling…

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