I’d suppose that most of yall probably enjoyed the cooler mornings from the recent front that we got out of the North last week.
Everyone I visited with during the 3-4 days readily commented on the welcoming of Fall type weather and temperature. The only thing that could have been improved upon those days would have been about a 2 inch rain all over our fair County.
As I’ve mentioned in prior editions of the “News,” one of the advantages of penning a column such as this is the fact of starting on it a few days ahead of time, while being able to add to or correct one’s self as the situation calls for or arises. Anyhow, a bit more simply said, we’ve already gotten some of that rain. There was a pretty good shower that hit Town Monday, mid-afternoon, spreading anywhere from ¼” up to about .30 depending upon your location.
Visiting with a few folks, as “print deadline” is nearing, rain reports came in from Jr. Goode getting near an inch in the China Creek-Fairview area; The Blossman’s reported a bit over three-quarter around Liveoak, and M. Martin turned in about a half from Harkeyville. E.L. Grumbles thought they got about .25 just off Johnny Brown Lane on the River close to Five-Mile Hill. Algerita got a mere sprinkle, but some Mills Co. folks said it rained nearly 3” just across the River at Big Valley.
Looking at the News, we might be in for some more moisture depending on where this next storm makes landfall. Most folks would like to have some of the rain, but not the blow.
Fall Gardening was the major topic of interest on the program at last week’s “Lunch & Learn” educational activity down at the Civic Center at the Mill Pond Park. J. Brawn, Circle Back Farms, Cherokee, gave the presentation to 20 some-odd attending the program sponsored by the County Extension office.
Information discussed covered most major aspects of vegetable gardening including soil preparation, weed control, moisture management, kinds & varieties for different seasons, Organic gardening, and fertilization. Pest control and disease programs were also discussed.
There was an informative and interesting exchange of ideas and techniques between patrons and Mr. Brawn. The light lunch, appetizers, and desserts add to the enjoyment as well. Keep an eye on the activities calendar for subjects of the monthly meetings and give the County Agent’s office a call if you would care to attend.
Dove hunting has been a bit more successful around the County so far this season, with some reports of a few full-bag limits. J. Timmons, M. Cradduck, R. Barker, J. Benner, M. Cromer and some guest hunters have all reported fairly good shooting in the Mourning Dove dept., with some hunters beginning to find the lanes of the Whitewing flights to & from town.
Tony Navarra was in from Kerrville and he & Will found some pretty fair sport shooting.
Jarvis & Patty Shaw had the Grandkids in from Austin this past weekend and Cameron bagged his limit with a new 20 ga. He was trying out. Anyhow, hunter success has been good enough that several folks have already been able to enjoy grilling & frying some birds.
It was reported that Skeeter Grumbles even found enough Doves for a mess. Be well advised of license, limits, and laws as we’ve noticed our State Game Wardens working the roads around the County the past week or so.
Other than that, the Mayor & yrs. Truly will be trying to keep a hand on it out around———————Harkeyville!!!!!!!!!!!!!