January has come to a close with gusty, spring-like weather and storms (Tuesday night into Wednesday) and Wednesday night into Thursday. Friday we should be facing winter-like weather with below freezing temperatures again (possibly) snow!
What one word could one use for this winter?
Hmm ... roller coaster?
That’s two, or a hyphenated one word, it has been an unusual, unpredictable one for sure!
There’s not much going on out this way except the virus/bug thing is still visiting families and lingering around for a few weeks it seems.
Stomach “bugs” seem to be on the wane. These ailments seem to get better, then come back with the same initial force.
Have you noticed that pattern around your place?
Happy birthday wishes go out this week (today, actually,) to Kevin Dennis!
Reminders: Flatwoods Christian Church is still collecting cans for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity – just bring them to the picnic shelter and they’ll be picked up. Also, there are DVD recordings of each Sunday (and special) service for anyone who wants one. Just cal the church.
Choubert and Bernadette Remy lead the church work and the Russell School at Gallette Goureau northeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The mission receives donations to the following funds: General Operating Fund, Church Building Fund, Bible Institute Fund and Feed Program for Children.
If you would like to help, send donations to: Haiti Christian Mission, P.O.Box 127, Waco, KY 40385.
There’s still time to purchase a memorial brick for the Waco Elementary Walking Trail.
Just call Lorena Webb at the school and let your wishes be known.
We’re still trying to locate the missing bricks, already engraved. Have you seen them or know where they are?
If so, we’d love to hear from you – just let Lorena know (as above.)
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one.
I almost forgot – groundhog watching day is Saturday!
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Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. This certification is required if you have received CAIP cost share funds for Cattle Handling Facilities or Genetic Improvement.
Muffins, and not the kind you wear on one’s head...
I spent a couple of weeks this past month in Texas. One of my best friends who lives in the Dallas area developed the best recipe to use bran in a muffin. I have found this to be a great breakfast meal epically if one is one the go and no time to stop and fix a meal. Just pop into the microwave oven to reheat
Local farmers markets abound in Madison County
We all know we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. They provide a variety of phytochemicals, antioxidants and nutrients that help you stay healthy in a variety of ways.
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown in the United States, according to studies done at the University of Illinois. Despite being so popular, no vegetable or plant is problem-proof. Here are some problems that may occur.
Things are different today, especially movies and cars
I was just thinking the other day about how different things are today when compared to how things were when I was young.
Rose rosette disease symptoms appearing now
There have been several roses brought into the office in the past week exhibiting the same symptoms. These plants have excessive thorns and abnormal shoot development. Unfortunately, these roses are suffering from a disease called rose rosette.
It’s Yard Sale Season
Yard sale season has arrived! If you, like me, love yard sales, this weekend will be a great opportunity to shop the first US 25 yard sale. If you just hit the sales in Madison County it will probably keep you busy all morning.
Madison County Farm Tour to visit South Carolina, Georgia
The Madison County Farm Tour planning committee has been busy at work planning our upcoming trip. This year the group is headed to South Carolina and Georgia. The dates for the tour are Sept. 23-28.As usual we will be traveling in a bus from Bluegrass Tours and there is room for people.
Hobo stew is great for camp cooking
This is the time of year when folks like to go camping or cook outdoors. I like to try new food items either on the camping trail or out on my outdoor grill.
Here are some recipes I have tried that were really good.
Running or walking: which is better?
Running and walking both have their pros and cons.
Recent research, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that habitual runners gain less weight than habitual walkers, when the amount of energy they expend in their workouts is the same.
And another study, published in the same month in a different journal, showed that running is no better than walking for the prevention of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary heart disease.
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