Prayer Night is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crabtree Foursquare Church.


Also the ACRDC board meets at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the EHC clubhouse and a meet and greet with Teresa Gallegos, also at EHC, begins at 6:30 p.m.


The monthly EHC meeting is1:30 p.m. Thursday in their Alread clubhouse on 16 West.


Friday is Work Day, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Alread cafeteria. Bring a sack lunch. Water provided.


Saturday is Recycling Day, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Alread cafeteria.


My front porch thermometer said 25 degrees this weekend past. Thankfully I had well covered my early tomato transplants. All my cool weather crops — lettuce, arugula, radish, chard, peas, onions and mustard — showed no damage without covers. Many cool weather crops survive to 28 degrees with no tissue damage. Some can go colder like cabbage, garlic, rhubarb, rutabaga, broccoli, kohlrabi, and Brussel sprouts. But the all time “tough veggie” award goes to collards, which can survive a bitter 5 degrees. Seedlings of all these plants are much less resistant and plants need to be hardened to cooler temperatures before being exposed to freezing.


Neighbor Johnny Fitsjurl called to talk weather. Said he seems to remember an April cold snap in 2007 that damaged a lot of fruit trees and other plants. He went on to say it was more extended than this one we just had.


April’s full moon is sometimes called the Pink Moon because it follows the blooming of wild ground phlox. And in other places and times it’s been called Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon and Fish Moon. You can see it at its largest April 29 at around 8:58 p.m.


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