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Kays Branch News

  • Kay's Branch News: Fruit trees having a peach of a season around here

    Another slow start this Monday morning.
    My printer is acting up, so I had to write out Wanda’s news in long hand before starting. By that time, it was too late to call Fay. I did see her a few minutes on Sunday morning. She stopped on her way to church to leave me a large sack of corn. They have been working in their corn this week. She is such a good neighbor. She always remembers me, who no longer attempts to put in a garden and must rely on the kindness of my neighbors.
    Wanda had been busy this week too.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Great weather highlights annual bargain hunting

    As I sit now to write, it is Aug. 5 and it’s 52 degrees on the thermometer at my kitchen window. The man on the TV said it might get up to 82 degrees this afternoon. This has been one of the coolest summers I have seen in my tenure on this planet, with the exception of one week at the end of June.
    My grass is still very green and still growing.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Lots of beauty in Owen

    I am typing to the sound of rain falling outside. We actually needed it this weekend. The farmers have managed to get their hay cut and rolled and from the looks of the hillsides I pass on the way to Owenton or Frankfort, it is plentiful this year.
    Gardens are being harvested.
    Fay, Lou Ann, Jean O’Banion and Jenny Banks are all canning beans and putting up corn.
    Wanda said she got some corn in the freezer this week too. She was nice enough to bring me a few ears. She and Fay are very good neighbors.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The ‘50s were a golden age

     

    July? 

    I awoke to July this morning and had hardly had time to get used to June. It seems like I have spent the last two months on the lawn mower. I got the very last bit of mowing done on Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. 

  • Kay’s Branch News: Be careful when staying on 16th floor

    It’s cool at the moment, but our all-knowing weatherman says it will be hot by afternoon, so I must get this written and get what “work” I do out of the way before that happens.
    Right now, it is very quiet on the Branch. The big trucks haven’t started rolling by, nor are the dogs barking at the tow does that have taken up residence under the apple trees, waiting for the apples to drop.
    My June apple trees are full of apples that get ripe the beginning of July. I’ve never been sure why they call them June apples.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Some tips on moving a wild turtle

    It’s a beautiful morning on the Branch.
    All my yellow lilies are blooming. We had rain again late Sunday afternoon. Fay said it poured at their house and they had over a half an inch.
    The rain means I’ll be on the mower again by mid-week.
    It’s too wet today and I have bridge tomorrow, so that means Wednesday, if it doesn’t rain again, I’ll mow.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fried fish, big fish and a few farewells

    Everything is gray and damp this morning. I went out to put the mail in the box and checked the rain gauge. We had 8/10 of an inch last night.
    Fay said they got all the hay they had cut rolled by Wednesday, so they did some shopping at Carrollton toward the end of the week.
    She said there were a lot of sales going on there. They went to the big nursery there where they ran into Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who live on top of the cliff across from Old Cedar Church.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A bad spring for planting

    I thought summer had finally come, but I’m back in jeans and a sweatshirt this morning. The blackberries are blooming in great clusters, so maybe this will be the last cold snap we’ll have, if you consider 58 degrees a cold snap.
    There was a lot of hay cut last week. I went to Frankfort and to church on Sunday and there was rolled hay everywhere. I have yet to see any tobacco planted though. This has been a bad spring for planting.

  • Kay's Branch News: Mothers Day was best day

    It turned out to be a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day or anything else you might have been celebrating.
    The first of the week was wet, very wet. We had nearly two inches of rain late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday.
    It was clear on Tuesday, but I had bridge so I couldn’t mow that day.
    Wednesday, Charity and I went shopping for spring clothes. I have four closets full of clothes, but one has to have something new once in a while. Our trip was a success. I now have new things to wear. All I need now is some place to go.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Back to the Branch

    Good morning.
    I said I was going to stop writing this column. I just didn’t have anything to say anymore, but several people have called and written to say how much it would be missed, and since I have no excuse except lack of inspiration, which you have now rekindled, I will try again.
    This was Derby week in Kentucky. I spent most of it mowing and managed to get all the different patches of grass gone over by the weekend.