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Rain Good For Beans, Not So Good For Cotton

A couple of weeks ago in one of my articles, I mentioned wet, rainy weather over an extended period of time was not good for local crops. Now we are looking at the second consecutive week of overcast rainy weather.  I talked with a couple farmers on Monday and they said the rain was good for the soybeans and not so good for the cotton.  I hope for the sake of all the farmers that the crops get just what they need.

The rental fee for the multipurpose building is changing in the near future.  In the past there has been a four-hour rental available for the conference room area for birthday parties, bridal showers, and baby showers. Starting on October 1, 2017 we will only rent the facility for a whole day for $100.  We are sorry for the inconvenience that this might cause some people, but when compared to other facilities in our area, it is still the cheapest available.  

This past weekend my wife had to go out of town so I got the honor of keeping my two boys by myself, from Friday until Sunday.  At other times in the past when my wife was gone, I might have let the boys stay with one grandmother or the other, but this particular weekend both grandmothers were gone also.  

Friday afternoon I picked the boys up from school only to find out when we got back to Coffeeville that the power was out at the house.  We worked outside in the garden until dark and the lights still were not on, so we headed out to Papa B’s house (my in-laws house) out on the east side of Coffeeville to get cleaned up. The electric company got the power back on around 10 p.m. and we headed home, lucky for me both boys fell asleep on the drive out to the house.  

I am not trying to say that I can’t handle my children, the problem is that I usually am in the bed around 10.  Normally on Saturdays I have work that I have to do so I let the boys each go with one of the grandfathers during the day. In the evening hours we dropped in at the horse show to play and watch the horses.  

While at the horse show I was talking with several people and halfway watching the boys, well little did I know until after the fact that they were getting loaded up on pixie sticks and mountain dew at about 7 p.m.  Well, to say the least, at 10:30 they were both still going strong, wild as boys will be, and I was barely able to keep my eyes open.  I don’t even remember what time it was when we all got to sleep, but at least everybody was inside  when morning came.      

I will be giving a Private Applicators Class on Friday, August 25, at 1 p.m. at the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville. This class is required to be able to buy restricted use pesticides and the fee for the class is $20.

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