Hello from Baldwin,
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.
We have been having some beautiful weather, not too hot, just like I like it, except for Tuesday. It got pretty warm and the humidity was way up.
But by the time you are reading this, it is suppose to be raining, which we need for the gardens.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Georgianna Agee and Joyce Collins, Sunday; Sonya Middleton, Tuesday; Portia Foster, Wednesday; Roger Rhodus, Thursday; Travis Jones and a dear, dear friend, Jeanie Rollins, Friday; and Curtis Kelley, Saturday.
I hope that you all have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
Happy anniversary wishes go out next week to Ernie and Bobbye Jo Taylor, and Mason and Jenny Griggs, Thursday; and Camiel and Amy Habets, Friday.
I hope everyone has a happy anniversary and many more happy ones to come.
If you don’t have a home church that you attend and you are looking for a church, I would like to invite you to attend Bethel Christian Church here in the Baldwin community.
Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and worship starts at 11 a.m. Michael Damron, minister of the church, along with the congregation, would love to have you worship with them.
Don’t forget that the Madison County Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Lowe’s Parking Lot, 8 a.m. util noon.
Corn, beans, tomatoes, sour dough and salt rising breads, sweet breads, jams, jellies, honey, and lots of other produce are still available at the market. Beef and pork are also available.
We hope to see you there!
Thursday was our last day on the EKU Campus at the Park Drive location. We will take about two weeks off while the students come back, and then we will be in a different location on campus.
The Madison County Schools are starting back next Wednesday. So be watchful of the buses and children that will be out and about for the school year.
There will also be lots of parents taking their children to school, so more there will be more traffic around the schools. So, be careful, and I do hope that the children have a wonderful and safe school year.
Well, I guess that is all for now. Please let me know if you hear any news. Just give me a call at 623-4579 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Hello from Baldwin,
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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.
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.
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