The landscapes are constantly changing: from season to season and year to year. I love the seasonal changes in Kentuckiana, they keep us guessing. When I am tired of one season the next is about to begin. But there are other types of changes that affect the way we enjoy our gardens, over time sunny spots become shady as trees mature and landscapes evolve.
Fall has arrived with two threats of frost so far (but none that materialized for the farm.) Frost is inevitable, of course, it happens every year so let’s get organized for the return of our tropical to the not-so-great indoors.
October 9, 1997
The Dry Ridge City Council established tax rates for personal property and motor vehicles. The 1998 tax rates will be 29 cents per $100 on vehicles and water craft and .2298 cents on the $100 for personal property. Tax rates must be given a first and second reading before being adopted.
The apple orchard has been picked clean and some have gone to our Courtney Farms Fruit CSA subscribers, some are now applesauce, some frozen and loads are now dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)
October 4, 1997
Kristi Howe of Crittenden and Season Caudill of Williamstown are members of the 1997 Eastern Kentucky University Marching Colonels. Under the direction of Christopher Hayes, the Marching Colonels will perform at five home football games and at the Madison Central Tournament.
For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after. I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss. As our farm grows on the four-legged and two-legged side of things I am noticing some perennial plant neglect. So, I do need to do some rearranging so that the mixed borders get easier to care for not more difficult. Therein lays the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.