I think most of us unfortunate (or fortunate, however you choose to look at it) folks who live alone often struggle with meals. What do I want? Do I have to cook? Does anything sound good? I only know how to cook for 4, or 6, or 8.
Wheat harvest is just getting started around north central Kansas, however, with the weather conditions, checking your farm ponds may be something on your “chore list,” as blue-green algae may be a concern! Weather conditions that might increase the potential of blue-algae development in farm ponds include pretty high temperatures along with abundant sunlight. Blue-green algae produce toxins that pose a health risk to livestock that use these ponds for drinking water.
The last few days have definitely seemed like “wheat harvest weather” with the high temperatures and winds to go along with that! The 2020 wheat harvest has started in some areas of the Post Rock Extension District and others will start soon.
I could probably count on one hand – maybe one finger – the number of times I have “babysat” for my grandkids.
It doesn’t feel like an election year with all that’s gone on in the world these past few months, but in Kansas, primary elections loom in August followed by November’s general contest.
Don’t let foodborne illness crash your BBQ, use a food thermometer! A food thermometer should be your best friend, never determine meat doneness based on color alone. Use a food thermometer and make sure meat is cooked to the recommended minimum internal temperature to reduce the risk of food borne illness.
If you have cedar trees or other evergreens on your property you have probably seen bagworms. Most of us are familiar with the brown bags made of leaf matter and the devastating defoliation these pests can do to our trees, shrubs, and other plants. Unfortunately, by the time we notice the new bags hanging from our trees, it is too late to treat. Plan ahead to get a jump start on them this year.
Throughout the uncertainty of the last two and a half months, I have tried to focus on the blessings in my life. Our home is perfectly remote for social distancing. Without children, we don’t have the added pressures of home schooling. Both of our incomes are dependent on an essential industry. I count myself lucky and am thankful for all we have.
It is with some sadness I write to let you know that St. John Lutheran Church will not be hosting its Vacation Bible School at the end of May as has been our tradition for some time. It is sad because I know how much the children enjoy getting together and being with the teachers and helpers who assist in bringing the good news of Jesus’s death and resurrection to save us from fear of death and freely winning for the world salvation to the little ears of those who attend.
It’s hard to believe, but it has been nearly five years since I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. I shared more about my illness than most of you would have expected, but it was therapeutic for me, and as time went on, I learned it was therapeutic for others with that particular affliction as well.