Hay! Hay! Hay! Have you ever seen so much hay? I know everyone out here is baling their hay. It looks beautiful. The only thing is we need rain. I know in good circumstances we get two or three cuttings. I hope the rain comes soon.
While we were in Arkansas we visited with a man from Maud. We were comparing rain, grass and bugs. He said that the fire ants had made the quail disappear in their area. Tom saw a quail last week. Does that statement run true for our area? Has anyone else seen quail around? I know the dove are very plentiful around here up until dove hunting season. Smart birds!
Garden notice: The green beans are in. I have put up 21 quarts, and Tom has sold or given away at least 6 five-gallon buckets full. We tried them a new way while camping. We marinated them and then cooked them in foil on the campfire. Delicious! If only rain would come so our black-eye peas will come in strong, too. We have not gotten any peas in three or four years. Looks like we might be handing out cantaloupe to anyone who comes down the road — the vines look so good. You know, having a garden is great, but it is a lot of work. Tom spends at least one hour every morning picking, cleaning and weeding the garden and produce. But it sure helps our grocery bill.
The Dinner Bell ministry at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs is still trucking along. If you know anyone who is hungry, remind them of the Dinner Bell — a free meal for anyone every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. There will be wonderful food and great people.
June 2 is fast approaching! This is the date of the annual Brashear Cemetery Homecoming. I so look forward to visiting everyone and hearing some of the stories of early Brashear and kinfolk I did not know I had. Billie Rushin told me last Sunday she hopes to have several of the Rushins at this year's homecoming. Good food will be had for sure.
Election time is coming, and yours truly is going to be one of the election judges, so come vote and visit. Here in Brashear, voting will be held at the Community Center. Hope to see you there doing your civic duty.
School is almost out, and I want to remind those of you driving around that we need to be on the lookout for children being out and about on our roads. They sometimes forget that there might be a car or two coming down their own road.
Thanks to all of you who called and asked about my health since I had not written for so long. I am humbled by all of the nice things you are saying. Sometimes it is hard to write the news if no one calls and lets me know what is going on in our neck of the woods.
We went to see “The Wizard of Oz” this past weekend and it was wonderful. If you happened to notice one of the cute crows, one of the jitterbugs, or one of the cute poppies, that was our granddaughter, Rorie Young. She had a blast being “on the stage.” A lot of hard work went into that production and it showed. Congratulations, Amanda, on a great job.
Well, it’s time to start winding down this week’s news. I am actually going in to work this morning, helping a friend out — I love helping.
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