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Agriculture

  • Keys to parenting: take care of yourself

    Parenting requires a lot of energy and you may feel overwhelmed and exhausted. It can be hard to imagine finding time to take care of yourself when you are balancing so many other things. It is important to keep in mind that doing well starts with being well. You can learn to reduce your stress and nurture yourself.  Both you and your child will reap the benefits. You don’t have to be perfect. It is impossible to achieve because everyone has a different idea of perfection and we are all human. Try some of the following ideas to help keep your life in balance.

  • Protect your plants from spring frost
  • Local 4-H pioneer Ruby Stetson remembered
  • 4-H Talk-Meet hosted at St. Dominic School

    It’s that time of year again!  The 4-H Talk Meet began March 28 at St Dominic Elementary.  Many wonderful speeches were presented this year.  Keep an eye on the 4-H news column for additional schools and their results in the weeks ahead.  

     

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  • How you can help combat child abuse
  • Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership

    Thursday, March 9 was Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership Washington County. On Law and Justice Day we got to do an activity similar to the Amazing Race to learn about the law and justice system of our community. The day was organized by District Judge Amy Anderson. We got to go to the new Washington Co. Judicial Center, the old court house, lawyers’ offices, and the Marion County Detention Center. The day was fun filled and we learned a lot about our community that we never knew.

  • Tree and shrub planting

    Now is a good time to add trees and shrubs to your lawn and landscape.  It is important to keep in mind that proper planting now will save you money, time, and labor in the future; so do it right the first time!

  • Bring houseplants back indoors soon

    If you haven’t started taking your houseplants in, you should do it soon. Night temperatures in the 40s and 50s can damage tropical plants. There are a few things to consider before putting your plants back inside, though.

    Inspect your plants thoroughly for disease and insects. It would have been best to start a few weeks before you plan to bring them inside to have time to solve any problems that may exist.

    However, you don’t have that time luxury now.

  • 4-H news

    Fall is definitely here, and many Washington County residents will be enjoying the Sorghum Festival along with the Washington County Fair exhibits this weekend.

  • Weed control options for pastures following a dry summer

    Dry weather conditions in many parts of Kentucky this past summer may have resulted in grazed pastures with areas of thin vegetative cover and bare soil.

    Many of these areas already have evidence of weedy vegetation, such as common ragweed and other summer annuals.

    As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds will sprout:  chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill the voids.

    Other weeds such as buttercup and musk thistle will likely be more prevalent in the next spring.