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Moonlight + Music = Magic 🌕✨| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

As you know, This Saturday evening is the Moonlight Pond Tour. It’s always such a special evening. We time this Garden Tour with the Harvest Moon each Fall and it has became my favorite event that Carters Nursery produces.

The Full Harvest Moon, beautiful Gardens to explore, the feeling of the night… Don’t miss this one folks, Best Date Night of the Year!

This year, we are going to have someone special at the Nursery during the Pond Tour… He will be playing his guitar and singing a few choice selections for all those that wander our gardens this special night 🎸

Jackson Tennessees own Willi X Evans will be picking some special tunes for attendees of the Moonlight Pond Tour. Come by the nursery during the evening, enjoy the gardens and listen to some great music under the Moon and Stars 🌕✨

What: The 17th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour
When: Saturday, September 18th. from dusk (7:00) till 11pm.
Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.
Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE – The Jackson Animal Care Center! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!
Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

See y’all Saturday 🌕

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Throwback Thursday | Pickled Peppers 🌶 & Guitar 🎸 Pickin’

This popped up as a Facebook Memory today and it’s very timely in more ways than one!

It’s pepper picking time! It’s also pepper pickling time if you have a bumper crop!

My friend and fellow guitar 🎸 picker Willi X Evans posted this on Facebook 7 years ago and it popped up as a memory this morning! Perfect timing in more ways than 1! Not only is it pickling season, it’s Moonlight Pond Tour 🌝 season as well! And Willi has played the music at more Pond Tours than any other band or musician! 💥 Come see Willi X – Live! at Carters Nursery Saturday, September 18th. For our Annual

  • Moonlight Pond Tour!

Here’s the Video 👇🏻

By the way, here’s Willi’s recipe for the Pickled Peppers 🌶

So here goes –
INGREDIENTS

Makes 4 — 8 ounce jars

4 8 ounce mason or ball jars with lids and seals

Approximately15 jalapeno peppers sliced

Approximately 8 Cayenne peppers sliced

2 Cups white vinegar

1 Cup water

1 tsp pickling or Kosher salt

4 Cloves of garlic

INSTRUCTIONS

Sterlize jars and lids by placing them carefully in a pot of boiling water for at least 15 minutes
Use tongs to remove jars and lids and place on a clean towel to dry
Prepare peppers by slicing them or piercing them
Make the brine by combining the vinegar, water and salt to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes
Meanwhile place the peppers in each of the 4 jars filling them up and place one clove of garlic in each
Pour brine over peppers in each jar (should be about 1/2 cup per jar)
Secure lids tightly on each jar
Bring water to boil in sterilizing pot again and submerge the 4 jars in pot — covering jars about 1/2 way
Let boil for about 30 minutes
Carefully remove jars from water with tongs and set to cool
As jars cool, listen for the lids to snap indicating a secure seal — if jar doesn’t seal, store in refrigerator
Wait a least a week before opening properly sealed jar and refrigerate after opening”

Have a great #Throwbackthursday!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Top 10 Christmas Music List 2020

Yesterday was my birthday, so I more or less messed around, ran some errands, ate take out, opened a few presents and listened to some music… Mainly Christmas music 🎅🏻
Every year I try to refine my ‘Top 10 Christmas songs’ to enjoy for the season.

Music sets the mood and makes the season so much more special 🎅🏻

Top 10 List 2020 –

1- Christmas in Paradise – Mary Gauthier

2- Christmas in Prison – John Prine

3- The Troublemaker – Willie Nelson

4- 25th December – Everything but the girl

5- Jesus and Elvis – Hayes Carll

6- Christmas Island – Jimmy Buffett

7- River – Joni Mitchell

8- Merry Christmas from the Family – Robert Earl Keen

9- Santa Clause is Watching You – Ray Stevens

10- Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

This list should get you tapping, singing along, smiling and crying!

Merry Christmas y’all!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Throwback Thursday | Rest In Peace

All Johns music is in my iTunes rotation, so I hear him often. This song is a favorite of mine and stopped me dead in my tracks this morning… John had “It”… Such a talented artist. 

Rest In Peace John ❤️ Your music lives on…


Mark C. 



Sunday Reflections…

Sipping coffee looking at the water, trying to enjoy every moment of Summertime. It’s here & its gone… This is one of my favorite old Summer songs by one of the best flat top pickers that ever picked up a guitar 🎸 

Summertime and the living’ is easy…



“Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high

Oh, your daddy’s rich
And your mama’s good lookin’
So hush little baby now
don’t you cry

One of these mornin’s
You’re gonna rise up singin’
Then you’ll spread your wings
And take to the sky

But til that mornin’
Ain’t nothin’ can harm you
With your daddy
And your mammy
standin’ by.”

   ~ George Gershwin & Dubose Heyward

Enjoy your Summer Sunday 🌞

Mark C. 



Saturday Songs…

This year has been a doozy! On top of all the craziness we’ve had to endure, it seems like Summer is slipping away… BUT, It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend! And, it’s Saturday! What will you do tonight??? 

One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands! 

I hope y’all have a GREAT Weekend!

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Why do I get up earlier than any other day on my 1 day off… ? My eyes 👀 pop open on Sunday morning (usually around 4:30’ish) & I’m wide awake! BUT, I’ve already done all my chores and I’ve got time to do a little pickin before everyone else is up – So I got that goin for me 😊

  •  Watering ✅
  • Feeding my Koi ✅ 
  • Took out trash ✅
  • Chill on swing and do some picking 💥
  • Dont forget to publish your blog ✅

After the chores and things are done ✅ and before breakfast 🍳 I found some time to do a little picking. It’s gonna rain 🌧 so I got that goin for me too 😊

There is some rain coming, I can smell it in the air. I’m gonna enjoy that as well! 

“Whenever it rains, and its earthy scent — the petrichor — hits my senses, memories come flashing and I go back in time.”
  ~ Shon Mehta

 

Y’all have a great Sunday! 


 Mark C. 



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

I usually post a Waterfall or nature shot for my Moment of Zen, but I thought this was a good offering as well. Hundreds And hundreds of fellow Americans celebrating our country together! Not 1 fight or argument did I see or hear of! I took this short video from the boat I was on, as you see LOTS of others came in their boats as well. 
Check it out 👇🏻



It was a great to see so many people getting along and cheering for our country! We need more of this ❤️

Thanks, and have a great day! 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Sunday Reflections…

Beautiful morning! Hot coffee! Birds are singing! Picking my guitar 🎸 Trying to play this one as good as either one of these dudes… 

Have a great Sunday Morning!  


Mark C. 



What Cha’ Doing This Weekend?

When’s the last time you just stayed home for the weekend? 

Have a wonderful weekend!

This kind of a clear schedule can be tricky… If your not careful, you could just let this kind of freedom slip right through your fingers! 

Here’s a short list of things I plan to do! 

  •  Bbq 
  • Yard Work
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Clean Refrigerator 
  • Organize Garage 😂
  • Board Games
  • Drag the mattress into the Living Room
  • Make movie lists
  • Movie Marathon!!!
  • Netflix
  • Blog
  • iMovie
  • Vlog
  • Careful Nap Planning! Followed by… 
  • Serious Napping!
  • Reading
  • Treadmill!

    Fail to plan and you plan to fail! 

Heres to the weekend! 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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