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If You Don’t Like The Weather, Just Wait a Few Minutes…

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring- And that old tune is right on the money today! WOW what a storm! 40+ mile an hour winds too… But the kicker comes tonight!

This is so true! The weather is changing today! Thunder storms and high winds with temps in the upper 50’s will change over the next several hours to an ice and snow mix with temps in the LOW 20’s! 😲

I think one of the most important things to remember is our pets. The temps are gonna go LOW & will stay that way for several nights – and they will need a little shelter.

We’re gonna be cold for the next couple weeks. Don’t forget – If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them.

Stay warm folks! And have a Great 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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Beautiful, Early Snow ❄️ A Blessing For The Gardener | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Our first snow ❄️ came a bit early this year! Pre-Thanksgiving snow is a rareity in the South for sure 😊 But don’t let it get you down! I try to enjoy the blessings and the opportunity’s as they come!

A snowy landscape is Beautiful! Get out and😊

Snow is very beneficial for our gardens too!  Just a few things that snow does –

  •  Snow brings nutrients to the soil! (Free Fertilizer!) – Nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur & more are captured in the snowfall and are then slowly released into the soil as it melts.
  • Snow ❄️ is a wonderful blanket that insulates and protects the soil and many plants from freezing damage.
  • Snow helps to recharge our groundwater!
  • Snow gives US a break from the garden too😇

Snowy weather brings the birds to your feeders! They come all day to eat, to get a drink and even bathe. I LOVE to photograph birds in our landscape and at our feeders. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Enjoy this beautiful day while it lasts! We got an early taste of winter and for many of us, a day off 😉
Happy Pondering!
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
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Snow Daze are FUN Days!
January 17, 2018, 3:29 pm
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You know, we don’t many bonafied snow days around here… When we do – IT’S ON! 4-wheelers, tractors and sleds, old car hoods to slide down a hill on, snow men, snow balls, snow cream, etc. etc… 🙂 We were just warming up for a minute this morning getting ready for round 2 & it started snowing again! SO, BEAUTIFUL! Then the sun came out and the snow didn’t stop – WOW! A Sun-Snow Shower 🙂 Awesome morning!
Then I got to remembering all the old sayings that the old folks used for weather. Stuff like ‘if it rains on the first, rain for 15 days…Blackberry winter, Indian Summer, etc., so I posted this thought on facebook and got so many old sayings from Facebook friends. Here are just a few old sayings – When snow stays around….”The snow is lying waiting on the next one”.  OR “the devil is smiling when its raining and the sun shines” & “The number of fogs in august = number of snows in winter”. “My grandmother always used to say that if it was raining and the Sun was shining, the devil was beating his wife”. Or one of my favorites “If snowflakes were secrets, everyone one would raise their face to listen”. And on it went 🙂
My grandmother had a saying for everything too! I’m sure she had one for when it’s snowing on a sunny day, but I can’t remember it. BUT, at least I had time to think about it today while we were playing in the snow.

She can play all day in the snow!

Ranger is ready!

Y’all have fun today! Dress warm!

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