Tuesdays are “Nights of Prayer”, 7-8 p.m., at the Crabtree Foursquare Church.


Thursday is the EHC monthly meeting, 1:30-2:30 p.m., in the Alread EHC building.


Louis Jackson’s sugarcane field has plants 10-12 inches tall. I’ll have to drop in and jawbone a bit to get details on his cottonpicker turned sugarcane picker and processor project.


Been asking neighbors if they remember a similar rainy period like we’ve been having the last few months. So far no one has said, “Oh I remember back in…”.


Blueberries have started to ripen. A mix of varieties can produce consistently for the next six weeks or more. Guess I need to finish off those in the freezer from last year.


Received a call about “Blooms of Note” recently. The reader wanted to know why her blooms were earlier than mine. Turns out she lives in the south part of county at lower elevation with good southern exposure. I live at a higher elevation more to the north on a north facing plateau edge. That difference can make close to a week’s difference in bloom-times. I’ve often noted a 2-3 day difference between the high ground at Crabtree and in the valley at Clinton.


“Blooms of Note” going on now: sunflower and already mentioned but particularly thick this year and long lasting, Queen Anne’s lace.


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