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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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Shawgrass: It Really is the Perfect Lawn

shaw grass is pet friendly

If you can relate to any of the following: I want a lush green lawn 365 days a year I don’t want to have to mow my lawn EVER I don’t want to ever have to worry (or buy) fertilizers or chemicals I don’t want to even THINK about weeds I…

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Hummingbird Tips

Nectar – use either a brand mix or make your own with 1 part sugar, 4 parts water. Store in the fridge until ready to put out for the birds. · Hang feeder in shaded area to reduce the speed of fermentation. The nectar will stay fresh longer. Hang your…

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Aquatic Plants That Tolerate Shade

Gardeners often associate aquatic plants with full sun and sometimes think water plants won’t grow in the shade. They overlook many impressive shade-loving water plants, such as the ones in the following list: Aeschynomene fluitans, (Botswana Wonder – or – Large Sensitive Plant) Cyperus afternifolius , (Umbrella Palm) Cyperus haspans,…

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How to Build a Bubbling Boulder Bird Bath

Dig a hole approximately 16″ to 18″ at the deepest point. (Note: the deepest point needs to be close to the edge of the excavation for easy access, this will be the location of the pump vault.) 2. Length and width of the hole needs to be at least 24″…

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Fish Care – Acclimating Your Fish

When you get your new fish home, float the bag of fish for approximately twenty (20) minutes or until the temperature is the same in the bag as in the pond. During this time, open the bag and add one (1) cup of your pond water to the bag every…

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