2016-09-21 / Communities


Will Rogers: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

The annual harvest supper will be this Friday, Sept. 23, at the Masonville Federated Church at the corner of Routes 206 and 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. The menu includes chicken, gravy and biscuits, real mashed potatoes, pickled beets, winter squash, coleslaw, rolls and breads, assorted pies for dessert and beverage, served buffet style with home-style service available if needed. Come and bring family, friends and neighbors for a good meal and lots of fellowship. Help is needed and all are welcome to the vegetable peeling bee at 9 a.m. at the church on Thursday.

It is time for school pictures - elementary on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23. On Thursday, Sept. 29, elementary open house and a book fair will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 is homecoming.

Here on the farm, the fellas are getting ready to chop corn. The weather is good and the corn is ready in most Delaware County. It seems like grass is still growing but when it is time to do corn, it has to be chopped. Harold spotted a calf down by the creek Sunday morning and when the fellas got ready to bring the cow and calf to the barn, they were surprised to find two cows and two calves, a heifer and a bull. We really needed the rain that was in the forecast, but we just got sprinkles. We sure hope the water holds up so we don’t have to draw it for the cows.

Lots of people spotted and admired the full harvest moon last weekend and we heard many comments about how pretty it was: time for crops to be harvested, the saying goes. Keep our farmers in your thoughts for a good harvest. If you spot a farmer working their fields or just around the area, thank them for all they do to keep everyone fed.

Birthday greetings this week to Alex Rude and Morgan Pierce on Sept. 28, Wendy Carroll Paoletti and Mike Dunigan Sept. 30, Justin Thornton, Brian Scott and Abby Rae Paoletti on Oct. 1, and Al Mosher on Oct. 2.

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