Summer came in and brought the heat with it. I got my big front yard mowed before the heat struck, but the rest of the yard will just have to go till this heat passes. I had to close off most of the house and turn on the air conditioner in the sun room.
I had it put in when mother occupied that part of the house. I haven’t used it much since she is no long with me, but I have needed it this weekend.
By ASHLEY CRAIGMYLE
Owen County Summer Intern for 4-H Youth Development
We are only a few weeks away from the 2016 Owen County Fair.
With the fair fast approaching, I would like to challenge you to not miss out on seeing all the 4-H and FFA exhibits that will be a part of the fair. For the first time we are adding to the annual 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale this year.
The summer camping program at the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch officially opened to campers for its 41st season on Sunday, June 12. The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.
BY STEVE MUSEN
Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources
One of the most potentially damaging problems facing sweet corn producers is controlling insects that feed on the ear. During the summer months, if you grow sweet corn, you need to watch for corn earworm.
We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.
I am a bit slow this morning, too much going on over the weekend. Father’s Day dawned bright and clear. I was married on Father’s Day in 1949. We would have been married 67 years on Sunday.
The weather has been great for the farmers. After a week of putting in hay, Wanda and Ray were happy to get that job done. They worked all week cutting, rolling and hauling hay rolls to the barn. Now the fields are bare and ready for the rain to come and grow the late hay. A farmer’s job is never done.
Some amazing things were discovered May 4 when Leadership Owen County 2016 spent the day learning about services for children.
Through the Youth Services Center over 500 children from the Owen County School system have visited a college campus. Preschool/Head Start classes are offered at the Owen County Lower Elementary School through Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).
“We impact around a 100 students a year”, Director of Preschool Program Heather Alger said.
We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season. The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant. I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!