The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

August 28, 2013

It's bean and tomato picking time

PAINT LICK — It’s another wonderfully beautiful Tuesday morning, and as each and every day, I feel my family (Alexanders) has been blessed with the good news that one of our own is OK after tests at St. Joseph Berea.

Peggy had a good doctor and is now wanting to go home after spending her 80th birthday in the hospital. Her son Mark was by her side and is a loyal son, especially when it comes to caring for Mom. I am deeply grateful for his time spent here in Kentucky.

Our weather looks like it’s bean and tomato picking time, and my friend Gail and I were at it all last week. I hope to get finished with the half runners this week (at least for a while).

Our Missouri Wonder green beans will be coming in around the last of September, and I pray they will bear a good crop. My tomatoes seem to be doing right well, and I am happy to have what I have canned this far. It’s unusual to harvest beans this late, but we are blessed either way.

Margaret Burkett was at The Friends of Paint Lick on Aug. 16 signing copies of her book, “To Be Forgotten,” about WWII Garrard County Veterans.

The book was really nice and is hard bound with a background of light and dark blues. It's a much sought-after documentary for anyone having family members from Garrard County who served in WWII.

Margaret has ordered more of her beautiful books and hopes to have them available sometime in October. You may call her at 925-3252 for more information.

This year has flown by with so many happenings in the area and it’s time for Paint Lick’s Annual VillageFest. This will be our 24th year of the tradition that was begim by Mrs. Dean Cornett. She is the reason for all our doings here at Friends. I hope to have more news of the VillagFest in the coming weeks.

I have a hint. If you have country eggs, they really shouldn’t be kept any longer than 12 days. The one thing that caught my attention on keeping the eggs long term is this. Crack the eggs before you place them single in an ice tray to freeze. When frozen, take them out and place in a sealed bag or container to keep frozen, and you can have eggs any time after thawing. This hint comes from a small book called “Jack’s Helpful Hints Almanac.”

Happy birthday to Mrs. Coy Burnam, this Wednesday, Aug. 28, and Roger Hume of Lancaster, Sept. 2.

The Paint Lick Family Clinic will be closed for the remainder of this week for the Labor Day holiday. They will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 2.

May God bless.



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