Gladys the Goose and Getting to Know our New Neighbor

StorPlace Self StorageOne of the things I love the most about working at our StorPlace Rutherford Blvd location, is that there is always the opportunity to see wildlife. In the field just across the street, we have an opportunity to see deer, different types of birds, and other animals making their way through the week on a regular basis. This spring, we also have the pleasure of seeing a goose across the street. One of my morning rituals, while I am stocking the packing supplies we keep on hand for our self-storage clients at StorPlace on Rutherford Blvd, is to check in on what “Gladys” is up to.

When I first noticed the goose, I was kind of curious as to why she was hanging around and sitting in one spot. I see them frequently at the pond near my house, but they always fly away and return. It wasn’t until I saw some little hatchlings one morning on the way to work that I realized that Gladys must be with her nest. This prompted me to do a little research into birds in Middle Tennessee. I believe that she is a Canadian Goose. I looked at the Tennessee Ornithological Society’s list of Birds of Tennessee and out of 409 species the Canadian Goose is listed as one that inhabits our wonderful state (disclaimer: this is just my speculation about the species, out of respect for the wildlife I have not gotten close enough to confirm).

Upon further Google searches, I found an interesting article about Canadian Geese and their habits. One thing that grabbed my attention was that the mate for the female goose will guard her and the nest while she is incubating. I have noticed a second, slightly larger, goose that will fly in periodically. Meeting Gladys from across the street at our self-storage location in Tennessee also prompted me to learn about the incubation period for Canadian Gees. Turns out, the nesting period last for 42-50 days and the incubation period for the eggs is 25-28 days. I have been noticing Gladys out there for about three weeks, so hopefully this means we shall be seeing some goslings (baby geese) soon.

While I don’t claim to be an expert, I have really enjoyed getting to observe Gladys over the last few weeks. It may inspire me to do a little more research into bird watching in Tennessee. For now, I look forward to seeing Gladys until the hatching of her goslings!

Murfreesboro Events: Memorial Day 2016

StorPlace of Murfreesboro RdMemorial Day is about celebrating our veterans and military personnel while honoring the sacrifices they’ve made for our country.

Here at StorPlace Self Storage, we appreciate the service and sacrifice our military men and women make each and every day of the year. On behalf of the entire StorPlace family, thank you to all of our veterans, active duty, and reserve personnel for representing the very best of our country.

Murfreesboro Events on Memorial Day 

To kick off the summer season in celebration of our true American heros, below are a couple of our favorite Murfreesboro Event on Memorial Day.

8th Annual Healing Field in Murfreesboro

This year will mark the 8th Annual Healing Field here in Murfreesboro, TN from May 28-30. This Memorial Day Events is put on by the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club. They will be posting hundreds of full size flags on 6-foot white poles in tribute to our veterans and military. This is going to be held on 265 West Thompson Lane at the First United Methodist Church Field. To sponsor a flag or learn more about the event go here: healingfield.org/murfreesboro.

Family Fun at Sports*Com Boro Beach

Sports*Com Boro Beach is hosing a special Memorial Day event celebration on Saturday, May 28th. If you are looking for a good, quality day out with your family this is a great event to attend. They are offering a day of swimming, music, fun, and prizes. The fee is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth and seniors. You can access their webpage through the Murfreesboro Website for more information here: murfreesborotn.gov.

Upcoming Events in Murfreesboro, TN: Rajun Cajun Crawfish Boil, Tour de Nash and more!

StorPlace of Lebanon PikeWith the arrival of spring, there are many exciting events coming up over the next several months throughout our community. We at StorPlace Self-Storage of Barfield hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve had so far and continues to take advantage of the sunny skies in the days ahead. To help fill your calendar, we’ve included some of our favorite festivals and events taking place over the next couple months.

1. Main Street JazzFest

The annual Main Street JazzFest will take place on May 6-7 in the downtown square here in Murfreesboro, TN. This is a free event, so pack up your lawn chairs and bring an appetite for some fantastic jazz and delicious street venue food.

For more information: Main Street JazzFest

2. The 17th Annual Ragin Cajun Crawfish Boil

On May 7, the Nashville Junior Chamber is presenting the 17th Annual Ragin Cajun Crawfish Boil in Nashville TN from 4-9pm.

To purchase tickets: EventBrite

3. Tour de Nash

Walk Bike Nashville is hosting its annual Tour de Nash on Saturday May 21st. Come out and ride your bicycle with friends or family and get a chance to see Nashville’s scenic routes.

To sign up: WalkBike Nashville

4. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is holding its annual festival this year from June 9-12 in Manchester, TN. This year’s lineup includes such bands as Pearl Jam, Sam Hunt, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and a whole lot more. Get ready for some good concession food, incredible performances and fun attractions!

For more information: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

5. Friday Night Live Free Concert Series

Main Street’s Friday Night Live free concert series will be held in our square downtown in Murfreesboro, TN for a monthly date starting in June and ending in September. Music starts at 6:30 pm.

For more information: Friday Night Live Concerts

In the storage business, our team in Murfreesboro works hard and we like to play when we can. We at StorPlace of Barfield love to spend time with our friends and family and make fun memories. We hope you can find some time to check out these fun events and do the same! 

Local Spring Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

Storage Solutions at StorPlace Self StorageAt StorPlace Self-Storage of Barfield, our team is always excited to bid farewell to the winter months and enjoy the warm spring and summer weather. Personally, one of my favorite things to do this time of year is take advantage of the many outdoor concerts and festivals in the area. The music helps unwind from a busy day and gives reason to celebrate the changing of seasons here in Murfreesboro. Below are a few of the fun festivities coming up in May and June you don’t want to miss.

20th Annual Main Street JazzFest

Murfreesboro will be celebrating its 20th Annual Main Street JazzFest on May 6-7. This year’s lineup includes Terrell Stafford, Annie Sellick, Roland Barber, Marcus Finnie and the MTSU Jazz Faculty and Jazz Ensemble. There will also be performances by a number of the local high school bands. This is a free, family-oriented event featuring great music, children’s activities and numerous food vendors.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Another local favorite is the Tennessee Renaissance Festival held in Arrington on May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28-30. The festival will be open from 10am to 6pm. Adult admission is $22.00 and a child admission (ages 6-12) is only $8.00. At the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, you can experience what it would be like to “travel back to 16th Century England where its Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace.” There will be something for all ages with over 60 artisans, craft merchants, musicians, games, camel rides, pirate’s maze, and plenty of great food. Also included with your admission is a free tour of the Castle Gwynn first floor and grounds.

Music City Jazz Festival

Nashville will be having its inaugural Music City Jazz Festival from June 2-4 at The Fontanel Mansion. This year’s lineup includes Boney James, Will Downing, Spyro Gyra, Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Pieces of a Dream, Cindy Bradley, Gerald Albight, Alex Bugnon, Kim Scott, Selina Albright, Jackiem Joyner, Aysha, Chris Standring, Eric Darius, Marion Meadows, Joey Sommerville and Julian Vaughn. There will also be dining available at the Café Fontanella and Whites Creek Bistro, as well as, wine and cheese tastings at the Natchez Hills Winery.

CMA Music Festival

Nashville will also be having one of its biggest events of the year, the CMA Music Festival, from June 9-12. This four day event includes free daytime entertainment and activities for all ages throughout downtown Nashville. There will be five different stages set up for the free daytime shows which will include performances by several country music artists such as Chris Janson, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Kellie Pickler, Lorrie Morgan, Maren Morris, Rodney Atkins, Julie Roberts, Tracy Lawrence, Thompson Square and many more!

There will also be many different food vendors as well as fun games and activities like Karaoke at the CMA Music Festival. It’s not too late to get tickets to the nightly concerts that will feature artists such as Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Williams Jr, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and many more!

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

Another really fun event to check out is the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game on Tuesday, June 7th at 3 pm at the First Tennessee Park. Many different country music artists will come out to play ball in support for the City of Hope’s mission to fight cancer. This is definitely an event that you don’t want to miss!

No matter where you go or what you do, just remember to take time for yourself and your family to just enjoy life. At StorPlace Self Storage we understand that life can be stressful and value taking time to relax and recuperate on a daily basis!