Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles other years a few popped up here or there. Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in. On sunny days they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write. Presently they are displayed before me. I need not worry about them as they sun themselves; but the ones that collect indoors, well your best bet is a vacuum cleaner.
A local FFA member, already immersed in a hands-on experience aimed to jumpstart careers in agriculture, can add one more impressive achievement: national finalist. Kristina E. Glasscock of the Spencer County FFA was one of four national finalists for the Agricultural Sales — Placement proficiency award at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health.
The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club sent three members, Danielle Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery and Brayden Morrow, to Manhattan, Kan., to compete in the American Royal on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the National 4-H Meats Judging Contest at Kansas State University.
Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with spring: daffodils, crocus, and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If you aren’t growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you are missing out on some easy-to-grow plants that provide early color to your garden.