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Kays Branch News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fall seems to have arrived

    It’s a cloudy, damp morning.
    The Branch didn’t get the downpour that was predicted but just enough rain to be wet under foot and preclude mowing today. The leaves are already beginning to turn brown and drop off the soft wood trees. Schools are starting all around and football is king of the hill at the moment.
    Fay said she was pulling the last of her tomatoes and canning today. Fall is definitely in the air, if not on the calendar.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Close the books on another 127

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cool weather but still a busy week down here

    Good morning. Welcome to August.
    It was 57 degrees when I got up. We had more rain, about two tenths of an inch over the weekend.
    Fay said they had moved their cattle to new pasture. There had been enough rain this summer to keep all their pastures fresh, unlike last year when they had to start feeding hay by the end of August.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The weather won’t even try to cooperate

    When you have nothing to say, you can always talk about the weather.
    This past week has spawned a lot of conversation.
    We set a new record on the Branch this week for a low in July. It was 52 degrees when I got up at 8 a.m. Thursday. I had already closed all the windows and doors against the cold weather on Wednesday. We didn’t need the A/C at the Smith House when we played bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
    Last week seemed like the end of September. The weatherman said the temperature would rise and we would have sun on Friday—NOT.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to enjoy a few days as a lady of leisure

    It’s cloudy and cool this morning. We had about 1.2 inches of rain yesterday and last night. We really needed it.
    Wanda and Fay said their gardens were beginning to wilt. Wanda, Ray, Joyce and Barbara were all picking and canning last week. Fay and Bruce got the last of the summer hay cut and baled. Now they must run the fences and see that there are none down so the cows can stray. There is always something to be done on a farm.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Gardens start to produce along the Branch

    This past week had been the poster child for the Kentucky Bureau of Tourism. It’s been just about as good as it gets.
    John and I (mostly John) got the bridge to the garden lot repaired and back in working order. I got across the creek and got it mowed, then went over the main yard.
    Bro. Croft, owner of the “Dog House” came up from Whitley County and did some more work on his place and mowed.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Highway department makes a smooth ride

    After all the birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations last month, I am out of news.
    I can’t believe June is over and we are going into the Fourth of July weekend. I have spent too much time in the basement. I have missed half the year. We got two nice rains this past week. I got all the yard and garden lot mowed before that happened so I have little to do this week.
     Tomorrow is bridge and I will come to Owenton to do errands and see Dr. Clements about a chipped tooth.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Community comes together to honor friend

    I went to David’s funeral on Tuesday last - June 10. The weather cooperated and they were able to have it in Joyce’s backyard. It was very appropriate because that was where the New-True Clan had gathered for many years on lazy Sunday afternoon’s to eat, play, relax and be with family.
    It is a beautiful setting on the creek with large trees to set under and acres of grass to play any game that meets your fancy.

  • Kay’s Branch News: This time of year its easy to make good memories

    It’s overcast, mild and the birds are having lengthy conversations with each other around the screened in porch. I have just turned off the TV and am in writing mode.
    All the pieces have fallen into place and the basement is finished.
    Teri came last Wednesday and helped me hang pictures and rearrange the back wall and do some more cleaning. That only left the cleaning of the tables and furniture down there which I could do alone.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Sunday lunch can be like old home week

    It was 38 degrees again this morning when I got up. I didn’t see any signs of frost but Fay said they had frost yesterday morning. She was out putting water on her green bean plants that were above ground to keep the frost from blighting them. As I was coming home from Frankfort on Friday, I saw plowed ground for the first time this season. It’s nearly the first of June and I haven’t seen a tobacco plant in the ground. Its been a very strange spring.