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Charlie’s U-Pik: Opening Soon for the Summer Season

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-05-13 13:50:56

SUMMARY: Charlie's U-Pik, a farm that began in the ‘90s, has become a cherished summer tradition for many, with its original location in Lucedale and a second in Wiggins, Mississippi. Both farms allow visitors to pick their own produce, tomatoes, watermelons, sweet corn, and more, for $12 per five-gallon bucket. Alternatively, pre-picked produce is available for purchase. The U-Pik experience also lists a wide variety of vegetables for the 2024 season, emphasizing no pets, littering, or eating in the fields, and the importance of washing buckets before use. The farm operates from through July 4, depending on the weather and crop availability, and remains closed on Sundays. Prices have been kept constant at $12 per bucket for the third consecutive year to combat high grocery costs. Updates on open dates and times can be found on their Facebook page.

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Old Sayings Say It Best

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-05-22 18:42:47

SUMMARY: In 2020, during a hand-sanitizer shortage due to , finding an old bottle felt like winning a lottery. This experience highlights the relevance of old sayings and proverbs, especially in Southern culture. Southerners are known for their vivid expressions, which are often centuries old and not unique to the South, such as “a wolf in sheep's clothing” and “as poor as owl's grease.” Many proverbs have ancient origins, Biblical, German, Italian, and Spanish roots. Folklore sayings like “let a sleeping dog lie” and “make hay while the sun shines” remain popular and convey wisdom succinctly.

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American Idol Top 5 Finalist Zachariah Smith Drops Latest Heartfelt Single “Rainy Days”

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-05-22 14:44:23

SUMMARY: Mississippi-based singer-songwriter Zachariah Smith released his heartfelt single “Rainy Days” on May 17. The song, inspired by personal experiences, blends soulful vocals with touching lyrics, resonating with country music fans. Dedicated to Shelly Summerford, an inspirational figure in his , it reflects themes of resilience, optimism, and faith. Smith's journey includes being a Top 5 Finalist on American Idol, which led to performing with the band Foreigner. Known for hits like “American Grace” and “Midnight in Mississippi,” Smith explores deeper themes with “Rainy Days.” Fans can anticipate three more singles by summer's end, with updates available on his website and social .

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Chef Regina Charboneau: Natchez Native and ‘The Queen of Biscuits’

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ourmshome.com – Rebecca Turner – 2024-05-20 07:53:08

SUMMARY: Every good biscuit is made with love, and Natchez, Mississippi, the title of Biscuit Capital of the World since 2008, home to Chef Regina Charboneau, the Queen of Biscuits. Raised in Natchez, Charboneau pursued culinary experiences nationwide, opening Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco and returning home to establish a culinary legacy. Natchez celebrated IHOP's biscuit menu addition in 2023, enhancing its biscuit fame. Chef Charboneau's secret lies in her unique biscuit technique involving a mix of margarine and butter, with laminated dough for flaky layers. She shares her skills at her Saturday brunch and cooking classes.

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