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June 26, 2019

Nebraska News
Sympathy is extended to the families and many friends of Patty Boswell in her recent passing. Also condolences are given to the family and friends of Frank Vanosdol.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Bethel News
Pastor Connie Barr used scripture base Romans 8:28-39 June 23 for her message titled "Nothing Can Separate us From God's Love," at New Bethel United Methodist Church. She used an illustration of separating the yolk from the white of an egg then scrambling it together for a mixture to represent our life with God. Once we accept Him in our life, nothing can separate us from Him, even when evil is present. 'Trying circumstances will not deter Him from being our defender as He intercedes for us."

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Rhubarb 'bolting' can be from a variety of environmental issues
We humans can be so difficult to please. When plants flower when we want them to, we call it blooming. But when plants flower when we don't want them to, we call it bolting. Flowering is an undesirable trait when growing rhubarb; therefore, bolting describes the event.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

25 years ago & longer
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Life of a bag worm is a 'drag'
Like most caterpillars, bagworms are voracious eaters as they store up calories for growth, metamorphosis and reproduction. Now is the time they do the majority of their damage to evergreen trees and shrubs, so be on the lookout for activity. A large infestation can literally strip an evergreen of nearly all its needles.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Bird watching choices
There's one house finch on the thistle seed feeder outside the window in front of my desk and a cardinal on a branch of the tree nearest the platform feeder but there are no birds on that feeder.

Monday, June 24, 2019

25 Years Ago & Longer
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How to deal with squash and cucumber pests
The pest that challenges most gardeners and their squash is the squash vine borer. I have managed to offset this pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Where are all the rain crows?
I haven't heard a rain crow this spring, yet the call of a rain-crow is a forecast of rain and we've had lots of rain.

Monday, June 17, 2019

100 Years Ago
Items gleaned from newspapers on file on microfilm at the Jennings County Public Library

Monday, June 17, 2019

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