Good Day Alabama for January 8, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for January 8, 2013

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 8, 2013:

DUBBERLY LIVE - Mike Dubberly joined us live from South Florida where he is covering the Crimson Tide's big win in the BCS National Championship game last night against Notre Dame.

VET SPECIALIST - Dr. Jerome Williams with Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us along with Dr. Ingrid Straeter-Knowlen. She is a Veterinary Cardiologist. She joined us to discuss cats and their cardiac issues and why it is harder to diagnose in cats. To contact Dr. Straeter at (205) 967-9134 or visit http://www.petcardiologist.com. To contact Dr. Williams visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.

MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us with advice on Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions.  Why do you think it's so hard to keep these important promises we make to ourselves?  He offers advice to help you stick to them.
1. Create a written vision of your intention.  
2. Develop a written action plan.  
3. Create a very large 'Why?'  
4. Keep it bite-sized.  
5. Celebrate along the way.  

If you'd like a 'Goals Worksheet' form to help you with this process, email him at stewart@welchgroup.com and type 'Goals Worksheet' in the subject line. You can also visit www.welchgroup.com for more information.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. It is a green, leed certified, building. It is hosting "A Taste of Africa" today with Chef E- The Caring Chef. You can enjoy A Taste of Africa without ever leaving your seat! It is today from 10-11am. To reserve your spot, call (205) 978-4678. The library is located at 1221 Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills.

JANINE WASHLE - Are you trying to eat healthier as part of your New Year's resolutions? Janine Washle of CloverFields Farm and Kitchen will show viewers how to make homemade hearty soups with bread accompaniments. They are a great alternative to buying the expensive store brands and do not have preservatives.  Janine Washle is the owner of CloverFields Farm and Kitchen in Kentucky. Her recipes garner top awards in national competitions and her cooking demos on TV have a devoted following. CloverFields Farm and Kitchen is located at 3720 Mt. Olive Rd. - Big Clifty, Ky. 42712. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/cloverfields.farm.

GARDENING - Jimmy Rockett joins us this morning to show us how to care for pansies right now: Jimmy says we are beginning to have grey, cloudy cold weather, and many times, pansies will have grey mold, this is on the blooms and it will spread thru out to other pansies in the beds or pots. Jimmy says to just reach down the spent flower bloom, follow the stem back to the plant and 'pinch the stem' off. Once you get all spent blooms, spray with a fungicide that is labeled for grey mold and pansies. Lowes, Home Depot and your independent garden centers should have it in stock. For feeding pansies, Jimmy recommends the turkey poop and liquid hastagrow fertilizers. They are organic compounds that feed the soil which in turns feed the plants. However, just know, when the temperatures are 45 degrees, the plants don't take up much fertilizer unless you use a food that is specifically for cold weather feed. Jimmy says that deadheading your pansies weekly will really pay off and you will enjoy the blooms much longer thru this winter time. For more information, call Jimmy at (205) 981-1151, email him at jimmyrockett@att.net, or visit www.rockettsbugjuicegardens.com.

 Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, it's Cookie Time! The Girl Scouts join us with a look at the new cookies and how you can get your's! The doctor joins us to take your questions! We talk gardening and how to get the best seeds for your's! Mickey takes us to the Birmingham Zoo to meet his newest friend! That and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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