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Kays Branch News

  • Kay's Branch News: Vassar reunion fosters nostalgia

    It was another great week for haying. Bruce and Fay got theirs cut, baled and in the barn dry, as did most of the farmers in this area.

    Unfortunately, they had bad luck with the barn itself. Somebody stole the siding off the barn on the Branch.

  • Kay's Branch News | Farmers take advantage of last week's dry days

    It’s overcast this morning after a week or so of sunshine. During that week all the farmers around here got their hay cut, dried, raked and baled. That is almost a miracle. It only happens about one year out of every six in this part of Kentucky.
    Wanda said she raked hay for Ray all day Wednesday. She said this was the first time she had attempted this chore, but she got it done while Ray came behind her and baled. They got it all into the barn on Friday. I drove into Owenton late last week, and everybody along the road was doing the same job.  

  • Kay's Branch News | A beautiful start to May on the Branch

    It’s beautiful out this morning. The sun is shining and melting the frost off my front yard. Yes, it’s May, and I still see frost. That’s always the way when you live in a valley — it’s the last place to get frost and the first place to get a freeze in the fall. But I’m not complaining, the sun is shining this morning, and all is well in my small part of the world.

  • Kay's Branch News | Golf tournament tops weather this week

    Snow! We have another skiff of snow on the ground as I write this Monday morning. This is April; the trees are blooming, Keeneland is running. This is not snow time, but this is Kentucky. Anything can happen weather-wise. The ground was just drying up enough for some of us to get out and mow the yard. Ray got his done, and Fay said she mowed too, but the wind was too cold for me, and I have had skiffs of snow every morning, so I continue to sit and watch TV and hope it will be better tomorrow.

  • Kay's Branch News | Capital Plaza Tower implosion creates excitement locally

    This has been a good week for me. I got to play bridge Tuesday. The sun was shining, and I could see spring just around the corner — then it snowed on Wednesday and burst my bubble. There was a good crowd at church Sunday. The new furnace was doing its job, and everybody was glad to be back in their pews.
    Fay said attendance was good at her church too. She has been staying with her sister Sue some this week. She is bedfast now. Fay has been doing some cooking for her and helping the nurse that looks after her. Their family needs your prayers.

  • Branch wildlife not the only ones ready for winter's end

    I’m running late this morning. My brain is on overload. Too many and too much “sports” over the weekend. I came home from church and turned on the golf game and watched that to the end, then got into the Olympic games. The sun finally came out, and it was in the 50s at some point in the afternoon. I had a skiff of snow on the ground when I got up this morning. You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise when you live in Kentucky.

  • Branch residents plan home improvements, search for ‘sheds’

    More snow this morning. I am so ready for spring. I am starting to bark I’ve been in my house for so long. Dobbs is the only one I see. I did get to church yesterday, which was good. Being with other human beings for a couple of hours saved both my religion and my sanity.
    My children are as closed in as I. Ann lives down a long lane from the road and John lives up on a hill. But enough of my housebound whining. I am healthy, I haven’t been anyplace to catch the flu, and if I have lost my marbles talking to Dobbs, only she and I know about it.

  • Branch resident enjoys 2 week cruise to the Caribbean Islands

    I didn’t write last week because my number one correspondent was out of the country. I had and have been sitting in my TV room with Dobbs watching television and reading for a month it seems. I did get to the library and got groceries one day. As you can see, nothing to write home about, but Wanda is back from her two-week cruise of the Caribbean with all kinds of exciting things to tell.

  • Ice skating once big fun for one Branch resident, today ‘good sense’ prevails
  • Frigid cold brings Branch to a standstill

    I am completely out of sync this morning. Between Christmas, New Years and the frigid weather I have completely lost track of time, days of the week and what I am supposed to be doing.