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Boiled peanuts, a southern tailgating tradition

AUBURN, Ala. – Football season is back in full swing, bringing another southern tradition along with it – boiled peanuts. “They’re just part of tailgating,” said Jimmy Jones, county Extension coordinator for Henry County. Boiled peanuts are not only good for gameday. They are historically and economically important to agriculture, especially in the Southeast. Peanuts grow best in sandy soil, which ... Read More »

Preparing the home for cold weather

Auburn, Alabama — Cold weather is slowly making its way to the South and it’s time for residents to prepare their homes. Wil Golden, Alabama Extension coordinator for Macon County, said there are many steps homeowners should take each fall when planning for cold weather. “Homes here aren’t made the same as they are in the North because of climate ... Read More »