Fayette County Extension

GROUNDHOG DAY

Feb 2, 2015 Punxsutawney Phil says there are six more weeks of winter ahead for the northern folks. Phil, the groundhog, saw his shadow this morning in Punxsutawney, PA. As for our Lilburn, Georgia groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, he says “Bring on Spring” for us southerners. What a fine groundhog…
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1+1 = 87 Polyphemous Caterpillars

Our polyphemous caterpillar eggs hatched on May 14th, about 10 days after they were laid.  They are incredibly tiny. The majority hatched the first day, with stragglers for about 3 days.  We tried feeding them oak, dogwood, and rose.  The ones on the dogwood and rose didn’t seem too happy, so…
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1 + 1 = ???

Last fall we collected polyphemous moth caterpillars from the Knockout roses around our office complex. It was late in the year, so the huge green caterpillars all pupated and the cocoons spent the winter in our office.  They were tucked away on a shelf, so we were taken by surprise one…
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Got Poptabs?

We collect poptabs year round, recycle them and donate the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House.  If you have a stash of them at your house we would love to take them off of your hands!  You can drop them off at our Fayette County Extension Office!  Last year Georgia…
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Pear Crisp

It is definitely fall!  Apples and pears are in season now and there are so many amazing recipes!  One of our Master Gardeners was nice enough to bring some pears to the office recently.  Here’s what we made with ours. Pear Crisp We used this Pear Crisp recipe from Martha…
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Monarch Mayhem Part 2

Our caterpillars have all pupated!  The monarch chrysalis is beautiful, a pale green with gold trim.  Sparkly gold, not flat and dull. This is what they look like right before they transform.  This photo was taken Friday. The others all pupated over the weekend.  It took about 8 days from…
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Hello world!

Welcome to our Fayette County Extension blog!  We’ll share updates from the 4-H and Ag worlds, with some fun ideas and photos mixed in.  If you like what you see, share it with your family and friends! We’re also here to help anyway we can.  We love questions and visitors!  Visit our…
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