Show 906 – Large-Animal Vet Shortage – May

Veterinarians help us keep our pets healthy. Farmers also rely on large-animal vets to keep their livestock healthy, but there seem to be fewer and fewer of those around. Thankfully, farmers in northeast Alabama can rely on Dr. Christi Standridge to take care of their herds.

Do you remember your favorite lunchbox from elementary school days? Kids today may not appreciate the agonizing decision of picking the right design or the trendiest character, but if you do, then there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy finding a piece of personal history and nostalgia at the Lunchbox Museum in Columbus, Georgia.

Now that it’s May, we have more fresh fruit and vegetable options to choose from. Aisling Fields of Sweet Grown Alabama joins the Simply Southern crew to talk about the wonderful, in-season produce that you can find from local farms. To find local farmers near you, just search at

Plus, enjoy a Sweet Grown Alabama feature all about how fresh flowers are grown!

Crisp, vinegary dill pickles give creamy deviled eggs the acidic kick you never knew they needed. When you try this Southern Bite recipe for Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs, you may never make these appetizers the same way. Thanks to the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association for making this possible!

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