There’s never a dull moment living in the country. Snakes in the screened in porch, spiders the size of a baseball in your boots, trees falling, and flat tires punctured from sharp rocks. While the first two things give me cause to let out a scream or two, they do serve a purpose. I dislike mice more than snakes, so thank you to the snakes for keeping them away. Spiders the size of baseballs, well I’m still working on the purpose of those so any suggestions would be helpful. The trees will provide firewood for the cold winter months and the flat tire provides job security for the tire repair shop which in turn provides tax revenue for the community. Okay, in all honesty I wasn’t too happy about the flat tire but it happens.

The daily rains have made the fruit trees and garden plants very happy and we were able to provide our seniors with their first delivery of produce for the season. Potatoes, zucchini and yellow squash will be delivered to thirty seven seniors in our community. The clover is blooming as well and is covered in honey bees. A very welcome sight.

The Dirty Farmers Community Market has set the date for our annual benefit football game. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 10 beginning at 2 p.m. for “Dirty Bowl 2017.” The Clinton Bushwhackers will be defending their title against the Fairfield Bay Bass. The game will be held at the Clinton High School football field. Admission will be $5 a person and 100 percent of all proceeds from the game will be used in addressing Senior hunger in our community. If you are interested in becoming a cheerleader, football players or sponsor, call or text us for a registration form or for more information.

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli. We have people in our lives every day that have a wound that only a kind gesture can heal. The Dirty Farmers Community Market has chosen to focus our energy and give of our abundance to seniors in our community. A small gift of produce, or bread, shows them that someone is thinking of them, someone cares. There are so many seniors who suffer from loneliness, boredom and depression. Feeding their bellies is also feeding their hearts and ours. No matter what your gesture of kindness is, please remember to give and give often. Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.

If you have a heart warming story about giving to tell please share it with me so that others can read about it in this column. Call, 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.