Certain sections of the landscape are trying to take on some of the hues of Autumn, but many of the trees and shrubs are hanging on to their warm-weather apparel. As of this writing, we still have not experienced an official frost in our fair valley of the Pecan, so, the longer the trees can keep their leaves, the better they will come out in the spring. The Cedar Elms are turning some fair colors for the season, but Lady Z isn’t very proud of all the collection of falling leaves all over the place. Anyhow, now that we’ve gotten by Veteran’s Day, it’s pretty nigh time to start thinking of what all will go well with Turkey & dressing. That used to be a fairly simple situation back in our younger days when all the turkey & trimmings were pretty well traditional, at least within regional areas. Now-days, where we find ourselves with several ways just to have the turkey; ie: roasted, smoked, Cajun fried, barbecued, as well as pre-cooked, it’s easy to imagine all the different dishes that might accompany. Personally, I’m still fond of the traditional dishes for the Day, but will pretty well seem satisfied with whatever gets fixed. It’s pretty special to be able to live in a Country that has always taken time to celebrate being blessed.
Deer Hunters and Pecan pickers have really been adding to excess of activity out around our parts as of late. There have been reports of several record sized bucks being taken in relation to rack, body weight, & points. Felix Botello told me that someone weighed in a buck at 186 lbs. the opening weekend. Richard Barker saw a nice buck out around Spring Creek close to Neal Ridge, but someone had messed with his scope sighting. Mike Cradduck said he got a nice buck out close to Mercury, so I’d suppose that lots of hunters are having a banner season. This next week or so should be about time that the Bucks get a bit more enamored with the Does, so shooter success might improve. I know that the corn companies have been staying pretty busy keeping all the stacks of bags supplied at all the Stop & Shops, groc. Stores, and other retail outlets.
Members of our local American Legion Wiley B. Murray Post # 27 were honored as guest of the S.S. Elementary School Monday morning for a fine breakfast meeting and Veteran’s Day program. The breakfast was very welcome from my normal fare as they served us scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, with a nice fruit salad bowl as well. The coffee was a bit better than the ol’ Mess hall as well. The 5th grade choir entertained with several patriotic selections and the kids gave all of us some posters they had prepared in honor of the occasion. We were all very impressed with the whole affair.
If you might be looking for that special herd bull, you might want to mosey over by the Llano Auction Thurs. after lunch and look at some fine Herefords. Dale Barber and friends & neighbors are selling over 60 lots of sires that would probably improve about anybody’s herd. You can probably preview Wed. afternoon as well. Anyhow, don’t know if the Mayor & I will be able to get over, but guess we might be seeing you out around—————Harkeyville!!!!!!!!!!!