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Dogwood Ramblings

Dogwood Ramblings

It seems the heat is on the way back for a while.  It is usual for the cattle to seek the woods and the ponds now and it is time to be watering the gardens.  Usually this time of year ...

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Dogwood Ramblings

How are your gardens doing?  My lone tomato plant provided all of two tomatoes.  I’ve heard others say it hasn’t been a good year for tomatoes.  It has turned off dry here and the Weeping Willow is showing too much ...

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Dogwood Ramblings

Time for posting this column seems to come faster and faster and there are days I consider just not writing anything.  Then, last Friday in an Ava store a city person came up and said how much he enjoys the ...

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The nicest “Thinking of You” card arrived a few days ago from Eva Wymer who now lives up by Macks Creek.  She has been busy gardening (can you imagine that??) and she is already enjoying strawberries, Swiss chard, zuchinni, tomatoes ...

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July 4th, Independence Day, was a special day for us to remember our America as it was, and as it should be.  Hopefully you all celebrated this special day by safely instructing the young ones of fireworks dangers, and so ...

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The days seemingly slide by one after another, with a break in between for those fun days driving to Springfield for medical appointments.  There, they weigh you every time, take blood pressure, etc. ad nauseum!  They even have the audacity ...

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We had a few nice days for haying so Randy and Ronnie were quite busy as the fields are here and there.  Then, in spite of my saying I wouldn’t do anything anymore with cattle, on Wednesday and Thursday I ...

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Oh, how I detest computer problems, some of which must be my own fault (perhaps just plain age!)   Unfortunately, the computer has become for me a major source of contact with so many people; family, friends, inquiries, genealogy, and of ...

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Times have changed for sure, and our language with it.  There are words that were an absolute no-no when I was growing up and they have now become common everyday words and, admittedly, far too often used by me at ...

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It seems we should not be complaining about rain, either lack of or too much.  We can do that in July and August!  The pastures are quite green if a little thin.  Yards are green and the weeds are doing ...

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