• The persimmon trees are absolutely loaded this year. I have a good-sized tree in my fence line by the road, and a couple others in the woods, and the limbs are drooping heavily because of all the persimmons. This may mean that we’re in for a bad winter; I hope not.

  • A copy of the City of Lebanon's animal control ordinance has been published in The Lebanon Enterprise, which means the ordinance is now in effect. All animal owners in the city limits of Lebanon should acquire a copy of the ordinance and read it thoroughly to see how it pertains to your own animals.  If you don't have the issue of the paper with the ordinance, you can pick up a copy of the ordinance at Lebanon City Hall or here at the animal shelter.

    There is a grace period until Jan. 1, 2009, for owners to comply with the requirements of the animal ordinance.

  • It occurred to me the other day that I have not seen as many intricate spider webs this all at the farm.  I like my spiders, as long as they are not lurking on my shoulder or in my bed.  I enjoy seeing them in the garden or in the corner of a window where we can watch their work from indoors.

    Maybe I am not looking closely enough; perhaps the weather has made them act differently this year?

  • I’ve followed the All-America Selections for as long as I can remember. 


    I always have a file of recipes that I haven’t gotten around to trying yet, some I’ve cut out of magazines and newspapers, and some people have sent me. This week’s two recipes are extremely easy, and I can now report after trying them that they are both very good.

    I tried the E Z Sirloin Tips on my family a week or so ago, and everyone said they liked it a lot.


    Clients soon may be calling about lady beetles congregating on the sides of homes and infesting buildings. This phenomenon has become an all-too-common autumn event throughout Kentucky and much of the United States. 

    The culprit is the Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, in search of protected places to spend the winter.