I guess, I could talk about the snow, but I guess this has been an already daily discussion.
I think business at Susie’s has been down due to the weather. She even closed early one day. The heavy snow causes not only travel problems but more farming problems. The more snow, the more hay needed to keep the cattle happy.
Dad has been using more corn this year, too. He did grow two large fields of corn this past year, but I think he may cut back to one field next year. He doesn’t have a corn crusher, and he has been looking for a good one. If anyone has one for sale, just call me at 328-9181.
I remember helping Dad crush corn many years ago, and it was not fun. But I guess it is easier for the cattle to eat than the big ears of corn.
I spoke with Bill Golden the other day and he told me that Josh Logan will return to the Community Center in March. It is just too cold to try to heat the old gym now. So if the weather warms up, look for Josh in March.
I know the road crew has been busy. Thank you for all your efforts. It is near impossible to keep the roads clear when the wind keeps blowing snow drifts. So, thank you again. Keep safe on the roads.
Some of the churches have been having cancellations. Watch your TV for those. Safety first. Worship should begin at the home.
Just so everyone stays informed, Cathy is still on track for her wedding, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. I hope the weather will be on track as well.
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When will the ordeal finally be over?
I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
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