Hello from Baldwin:
How is everyone's week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.
We finally got some hot and dry weather, then some storms and more rain. That will make the your yards and gardens grow.
My sister Myra Isbell and her husband, Garnett, have been working hard to get more planted in the garden while we had some dry weather. Then the storms came Thursday and did a lot of damage to the plants in the garden. I do not like these storms at all.
I want to apologize to all my readers who went to the Madison County Farmers Market last expecting to buy strawberries but none were available. I was expecting strawberries, too, and I apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused.
Please remember to pray for all the people in Moore, Colorado, and surrounding areas for the loss of their homes and lives of loved ones. May God be with them as they try to rebuild.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Gary Portwood and Sydney Keeton, Sunday; Cova Kelly, Jackson Tucker Sandusky and John Jackson, Monday; and my cousin, Janice Long, Wednesday. I hope everyone has a happy birthday and many more happy ones to come.
Happy anniversary wishes go out next week to Bryan and Denise Bogie, Sunday; Gary and Linda Portwood, Tuesday; Billy and Amber Green, Thursday; and Mike and Peggy Azbill, Friday. I hope that all of these couples have very happy anniversaries and many more happy years together.
There have been several deaths in the last couple of weeks that have been connected to Baldwin and to me.
I would like to send out my deepest sympathy to the family of Leland Bennett Jr., better known as Bud. He lived in our community all of my life until he had to go into the nursing home earlier this year.
Bud was a wonderful man and a great neighbor. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends; he will be missed by all.
Also, my deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Jane Boyd and Mable Combs. These were both very special ladies. My thoughts and prayers go out to all their families and friends.
Well, I guess that is all for now, let me know if you hear any news, just give me a call at 623-4579 or email me at email@example.com.
Hello from Baldwin:
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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.
Buttercups in grazed pastures
One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.
As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in overgrazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.
Make a difference this summer, volunteer at 4-H Camp
On June 30 more than 200 Madison County kids will load a bus headed for four days and three nights of fun at 4-H Summer Camp.
Campers will have a chance to hike, swim, dance and spend time learning about the environment, their friends and themselves.
And we need your help to make it possible!
A whole lot going on
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
Next Break it Down workshop to focus on dismantling goat
The Berea Farmers Market has moved inside for the winter!
Find your favorite vendors in the pavilion of the Berea College Goldthwait Agriculture Building, 230 N. Main St., 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
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