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What’s In the Garden Now – Turnips

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Simple, easy and low maintenance are not normally terms applied to growing vegetables in Wakulla County, or anywhere else. … Read More

Water…..analyzed through the world of economics

Let’s consider beverage intake through the world of economics—Excellent Rate of Return. Maintaining your body is a lot like running a business. You have certain assets available to keep your body healthy. These assets include nutritious food, physical… Read More

Are you at Risk for Dehydration?

Older adults are often at an increased risk for dehydration for many reasons such as taking certain medications, not feeling the urge to drink as often, or having a physical condition that makes it difficult to drink. Quiz… Read More

Preserving Food: It is Not Like In Grandma’s Day

Shelley Swenson Franklin/Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent UF/IFAS Home canning has changed greatly in the 170 years since it was introduced as a way to preserve food. Grandma may have cooked her green beans and poured… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action: March/ April 2014 Issue

      IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right ♦ Add Flavor: Small Changes for a Big Difference ♦ The Corner Store: Oats ♦ Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes

Cousins of the Common House Fly Aren’t So Bad

The housefly, Musca domestica, is the most common domestic fly in Wakulla County and just about everywhere else on the planet. It accounts for about 90 percent of all flies in areas of human habitations. It has the… Read More

Begger’s Lice and Other Hitchhiking Weeds

Hitchhiking was once a common means of low cost transportation.  A person would walk to the nearest road and hold out their left fist with the thumb pointed up while attempting to make eye contact with drivers. In… Read More

Patridge Peas are Blooming, a Sign of Summer’s End

This week’s pleasant and noticeably cooler morning are the first official notice summer 2013 days are coming to a close.  There are still hot humid days left in the year, but there number is dwindling as the hours… Read More