The 2012 District 3 4-H Tractor Contest was Monday, July 16, at the Spencer County Fairgrounds. All participants, from Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties, took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures they learned in 4-H.
We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.
No question about it, 2012 is proving to be a record breaker where heat and drought are concerned. You’ll want to make some adjustments due to the weather to take care of your horses this summer. It’s very important to also consider what you will need to feed them later on this year. Even though we have had some rain here in Spencer County recently, you still need to be concerned with what the rest of the summer may hold.
Most of us have learned to fear bamboo. I used to think that the only good place for them was in planting beds that were smack-dab-in-the-middle of parking lots … no chance of a runner reaching your garden in that case.
When summer weather heats up with no sign of rain, gardeners hook up the water hose to give their thirsty landscapes a drink. It seems like a simple task, but there are some ways to ensure you get the most from your efforts.