In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things. None were frivolous and one prompted the whole exercise: I love warm February days. This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend. It felt fantastic to get some good old fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about. It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.
Our house needs some spring cleaning done. I know it isn’t quite spring yet, but I think we really need to get a jump on things just to catch up. Do you notice it around your house? The dishes get done, the trash gets out to the curb, but so many little jobs fall to the wayside. Some seasons of life steal your energy and time so that, while you can keep the basics going, some little things get missed.
The kissing bug may sound like a virus that plagues the protagonist of a romantic comedy, but in fact, these insects are real, and one species does occur in Kentucky. These blood-feeding insects have received a lot of media attention due to the potential health effects of their bites in the southwestern United States. University of Kentucky extension entomologist Lee Townsend recently discussed what Kentuckians need to know about the insect.
Cut flowers are undoubtedly the most popular manifestation of showing your love for someone on Valentine’s Day, but potted flowering plants can do the trick, too. Perhaps the potted bloom has the potential to remind your lover that the sentiment lasts all year…but what does it mean if you can’t get it to bloom again? Is your love doomed? Of course not, but here are some tips just in case.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.
“These measures would provide incentives and protections for those who want to join the fight against hunger in Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This is due to the work of the Hunger Task Force, which met for the first time last spring. This is just the beginning of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in the Commonwealth.”
Taylorsville Elementary School recently held their Spelling Bee. Spelling Bee contestants and winners were: Zaylie Jones, Malachi Temple, Caden Cole (1st place), AJ Peterman, Kameron Edge (Runner Up), Kyle P., Morgan Owens, and Annie Jo Goodlett.