20 Venders Participated In Holiday House
I think fall has finally arrived around here considering the morning temperatures that we have recorded in the last few days. There have been at least three good frosts at my house with two killing frosts. I am glad to see the cooler temperatures.
Last Saturday the Yalobusha Extension Service hosted the Holiday House event at the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville. Holiday House is an event that includes a pancake breakfast to support the 4-H FCS club, a lunch concession stand to support the 4-H Robotics club, and booths that vendors setup to sell their crafts and goods.
This year we had 20 vendors selling goods ranging from pickled quail eggs to hand soap and from yard furniture to make up. I would like to thank everyone who attended the Holiday House this year and, for those that were not able to make it, we missed you.
Over the last several years on the Saturday night before Halloween, we have invited our friends and neighbors over to the house for supper and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. Saturday night was time for this celebration again with the fire pit smoking, eating too much chili and dessert, kids running wild in our house, and watching the Bulldogs win on the TV – it doesn’t get any better than that.
I have been really behind this year as far as bushogging or any other cleanup work on my place, so I decided to get up fairly early on Sunday and do a little bushogging before church, I made it about an hour before I lost the feeling in my fingers. I guess I am probably going to throw in the towel on trying to plant any supplemental food plots for the deer this year since the farmer on my place is going to plant the 38-acre field behind my house in wheat.
If you are wondering what can be done out in the yard or garden right now, there are several good tasks that can be done. If any of your flower beds need to be cleaned out, now is a perfect time to do that and spread a new layer of mulch. Now is also a great time to take soil samples and get any lime out if it is recommended. It is also the best time of year, in my opinion, to plant any shrubs or trees that need to be added or replaced in your landscape.
The Yalobusha county Cattleman’s Association will host their fourth quarterly meeting on Tuesday Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. Extension Beef Specialist Lance Newman will talk about sale barn data and marketing trends. There will be a meal provided for the meeting, non-members will be asked to pay $10 for the meal. Please call the Extension office at 662-675-2730 to reserve your spot.