It’s Youth Night on Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Prayer Night on Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Crabtree Foursquare Church.


I stopped by to visit with Louis Jackson and he showed me a couple of original design features added to his cotton picker turned sugar cane picker and processor. The modified lawn mower, to cut off the cane heads, was creative, but the giant string trimmer wheel mounted vertically to cut leaves off the the stalks is truly impressive. He also thinks a neighbor is going to solve his electrical problem which stopped the project last harvest season. Sugarcane seed will be planted soon.


“Why are so many turtles crossing the road now?” was the caller’s question. This is an every year happening here and can be for several reasons. Sometimes in the spring it’s males looking for females and territory to call their own. Also, in May and June it can be females looking for a nesting site. I’ve noticed several that didn’t make it, to the delight of buzzards and crows. It’s all part of the cycle of life.


“Blooms of Note” going on now include: Queen Anne’s Lace, deutzia, and Arkansas beardtongue. And while their blooms are gone the huckleberries are beginning to swell and seem more abundant this year. Yummy!


If you have information about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call or text Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.