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Friday From The Road | Tune in to WNWS 101.5 Fm! Everybody Talks w/ Sea Bass & Chuck Walker! | Jackson, TN

Good morning on the start of this long Memorial Day Weekend! I am not in the studio today… I’m on the road with my lovely bride! Neither of us has had a day off in weeks… So, Hello Weekend! I will post pictures of our exploits 😊 But, in the meantime, tune into the Best radio show on the planet 🌎 Everybody Talks with 2 of my favorite people in the world – Sea Bass & Chuck Walker!

– HEY, You can listen, and you can call in and talk… the # is the same that it has been for over 20 years – 731-423-8101. But, did you know you can text your comments and questions? 731-277-5155

Did you know you can text us? Texting us is so easy! 731-277-5155 Everybody’s doin it… 

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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Throwback Thursday | #Throwbackthursday | Ice Storm 1994 vs 2022

I was awoken this morning early by cracking and falling trees… I hadnt heard anything like it in decades. The last time I heard that noise Jo and I were newlyweds. It was 1994… Do you remember the Ice Storm of 94’?

There was nothing subtle about the 94 Ice storm! It tore everything down in Jackson! We were without power for WEEKS!

I think this years ‘Unexpected’ Ice Storm is much more manageable, but, there is still quite a bit of damage. And many are without power… Ive got quite a bit of clean up to do as soon as this melts a bit.

Until then, I’ll try to find the beauty in the ice…

I hope your damage was light and your familys are warm and safe! 🙏🏻

Mark C.

Twas’ the night before Halloween 🎃

Who loves Halloween? Raise your hand… Did you know that 25% of all candy sold in this country is consumed at Halloween? Thats a LOT of candy! But many don’t celebrate the day… In fact, many are against it all together and consider it to be an exercise in Evil 👻 What do YOU think?

For more information and some history on this weekends “celebration” click here –

Have a safe, fun Halloween 🎃 👻 🧛‍♀️

Mark C.

Snow…? NO, Wait – ICE Day…

A good old fashioned ICE Storm ⛈ is what we woke to this morning! Not as bad as predicted, thank the Lord! We’ve had to endure weeks with no heat before from bad ones and let me tell you, it’s not fun! But the stone walks all are slick with ice and impassable, So is my driveway! Therefore, we were forced to close today… So, we got that goin for us 😊!

A day off in the Winter can be a fun day! Especially with a pretty snow ⛄️ BUT, Ice just shuts you down…

Snow days are always fun days! Snowballs, snowmen, sledding, 4 wheeling, snow cream, ahhhhh the good old Snow Daze!!! But an Ice Day? What do you do for fun on an Ice Day? In my humble opinion, Ice Days are the crappiest of all days off due to weather…

BUT, there are some beautiful views and pictures to be had…

A little damage, but not too bad.

I just thought of the perfect Ice Day activity…. A Big, Fat, NAP! 😴 💤

Y’all have fun 😊


“Icy rain comes with a crinkling sound 
Like little silver coins falling on grounds 
Tree limbs covered with translucent ice 
Channels of pure white gleaming calm. 

In icy storm proud oak to earth stumbles 
Aromatic bushes are much more humble 
Intact is the grace of their ice laden veins 
Bowing in reverence for mighty Rummager. 

In opaque sunlight plump scarlet berries 
And metallic ice enhanced the olive curves 
Of bent bushes like crimson cheeks and skin 
Luminous adorn a maiden’s clandestine arc.

Power outage, phone and Internet gone 
Forget about connecting to world for fun 
Ponder upon slavery of new convenience 
And think of sustaining with bare essentials. 

but who would remember the deadly storm 
In morning light the heart merrily romps 
Transient is the wondrous beauty of icicles 
Pain and glee of nature such as don’t last.”

~ Savita Tyagi

Mark Carter

Ice Storm ⛈ Prepper…

It’s the talk of the town! The stores are packed! Good luck finding fresh loaf bread 🍞 and sweet milk… Kerosene is in high demand! And there’s a line at the gas station ⛽️ Will there be an ICE STORM?!

It’s rare for a painting to capture the ‘essence’ of an event. But, I think this one does 😊 Why bread and milk you ask? 2 words – French Toast! 💥

I have lived through a few pretty good ice storms myself! The first was in the early 70’s and it shut the whole town down! Then another around 1985 – pretty bad, but power was back up in a matter of days, so not too bad. Then the big un’ in 1994! Jo and I were newly weds and I remember it well! We laid in the bed and listened to the trees breaking and falling and watched the lights go out… They didn’t come back on for over 3 weeks 😳 But, we had candles, kerosene heaters, a gas cook stove and plenty of Love ❤️ So, it wasn’t that bad 😊 But, I’m sure not hoping for a repeat!
If your a prepper, have a few essentials and be careful trying to get out in the roads until the ice melts. That’s the biggest danger most of us will face – a wreck on icy 🥶 roads…

Take care of your Koi and your other pets during times of unusual cold! Remember- Don’t break the ice on your Pond! And Bring those pets inside when it gets bad! Love your pets ❤️

Don’t break the ice! It will harm your Koi!

They are getting ready to spray salt on the roads now… Y’all be careful 🙏🏻

“The iceman was coming, t’was ice that I smelt Another ice storm, was about to be dealt More ice to be salted And more ice to melt I’m no fan of ice, and that’s how I felt.”

~ Kitty Lou

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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Labor Day Schedule at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

The whole team at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio wants to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Labor Day Weekend! The Nursery will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observance of the Holiday!

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day! God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

Thanks Pete! We all need a long weekend! 

By the way, I’m talking about Mr. – 👇🏻
“Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and labor union leader, was the person who came up with the idea for Labor Day. He thought American workers should be honored with their own day. He proposed his idea to New York’s Central Labor Union early in 1882, and they thought the holiday was a good idea, too.”

Read more from this story here 👇🏻

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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Hump Day Giggle 🤭

The week is flying by and here we are at another “Hump Day”… Nothing helps to get over that hump like a Good giggle 😂

Flattening the curve OR just trying to adhere to local laws, wearing a mask 😷 is expected now. Even the catfish and Koi are doing their part 😊

Have a great Hump Day! And, don’t forget your mask 😊

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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A Fun & Safe Way To Share & Inspire | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s so much negativity out there right now… It’s hard to find a good story or an inspiring picture… That’s why many of us have been posting certain pictures on our Facebook pages. 

Heres How YOU Can Play! 

Copy/paste the text below & a picture as per directions. I’ve been doing it every day! 👇🏻

“Join the challenge of posting a picture of some landscape from a place where you’ve been, where the main requirement is that you NOT appear in it. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood profiles with landscape photos to give a twist on the situation we’re going through.
Copy the text to your status, post a photo and let’s travel virtually!!”

I have a LOT of pictures from beautiful places that I will be posting daily! Like this one 👇🏻

I took this one in a kayak on Birdsong Creek. I am going to post one every morning on my Facebook page! Check it out 👇🏻

This is something we can all do. Spread some Beauty during this time of crisis! 

I hope you will enjoy the pictures I post 😊

Y’all stay safe & God Bless! 🙏🏻

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Yes! We have Hope!

Just a quick piece of advice from my viewpoint. Stop watching the news! The 24 hour news cycle will drag you down and steal your hope! 

Instead, do something you don’t normally get to do while at home.. Do a puzzle! Play a board game ♟ Read a book 📚 Draw or paint 🎨 or go outside on the porch and listen to the birds sing 🐦 

The birds are out in force feasting on seeds, berries & worms 🐛 It’s Springtime in Tennessee!

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

 ~ Emily Dickinson 

Stay positive and keep your hope. This will be over sooner than later ❤️

 Mark Carter

Happy Labor Day From Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Labor Day is a national tribute to the contributions that American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Enjoy this day off… You earned it! 😎


God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥


Mark Carter
Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305