Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.
How about this weather, much cooler, low humidity and we got a wonderful rain. What else could we have asked for?
I think by Monday morning my yard was already greener after soaking up the rain. And the rain has certainly helped the gardens.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to: my sister-in-law, Debbie Jones, and Mary Lou Horn, Sunday; Heather Riddell Martin, Tuesday; Kenny Sandusky, Shelby Winter, David Miller and Paula Jones, (me), Wednesday; Brenda Bogie, Thursday; Ian Hayden, Friday; and Minnie Kelley, Saturday. I hope you all have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
Happy anniversary wishes go out next week to: Danny and Joan Renfro and Colby Bogie and Amy Campbell, Sunday; I hope both of these couples have very happy anniversaries and many more happy ones to come.
The Madison County Farmers Market will be open on the EKU campus today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Isbell-Smith Farm Fresh Produce will be there to sell vegetables, breads, jams and jellies, and much more. Baldwin Farms, will have lots of fresh produce, including water melons, cantaloupes and tomatoes. Southern Kountry will have fresh tomatoes, peaches and much more. Arvin Farm Fresh Produce will bring beans, corn, eggs and cornmeal. Forked Tree Farms will have lots of tomatoes. Tomatoes and watermelons are hot items this week. Be sure to drop by and see them on campus on Park Drive.
Don’t forget the Madison County Farmers Market is open Saturdays in Lowe’s parking lot, 8 a.m. to noon. Isbell-Smith Farm Fresh Produce will be there with beans, potatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, egg plants, beets, green onions, breads, jams and jellies, and fried apple pies and much more. Keith Park of Otter Creek Farms will have his locally grown beef, no steroids or hormones. Steve Murphy- Murf’s Veg’s & Wood crafts, Baldwin Farms, Southern Kountry, Forked Tree Farms, Leah McKinney and Fred Brown with his locally grown pork also will be there. Even be more vendors may be there, so come on out. Follow us on our Facebook page, Madison County Farmers Market or our new web page, www.Madisoncountyfarmersmarket.com.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. If you hear any news, just give me a call at 623-4579 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Hello from Baldwin.
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Quilting stitches history, friendships together
Within the first two hours of the 10th annual Quilt Extravaganza at Berea Community School, more than 200 people had already signed the guestbook.
Colorful displays of quilt collections lined the school’s gymnasium.
Bee on the lookout as beekeepers convene
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Cicada-killer wasps are here
The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
This insect is called the cicada killer, and despite its aggressive name, it is not something to be scared of.
Converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season
Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.
Paper boys learned life, business lessons
I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.
Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough
The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.
4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons
Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.
Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus
The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.
Warning labels needed on energy drinks
The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.
Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2
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