2018-03-27 / Communities


Quote from Edmund Burke: “Patience will achieve more than force.”

Sidney school is on spring recess from Monday, March 26, until Tuesday, April 3. Sunday, April 1 is Easter Sunday - have a great time with family and friends. The weather is getting better. When school resumes next week there will be Honor Society Tri-M inductions in the Sidney high school auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday April 5. The deadline to register for the May SAT tests is Friday, March 6.

Here on the Farm we have been busy getting the information ready for the herd health records that have to be written and approved with the creamery as is necessary. We all hope that we have done things right and everyone will be approved on their farms. There seems to be lots of bookwork to be done and kept in order these days, more for farmers to keep up with as well as creameries. Harold and I attended a Farm Crop Meeting this week with speakers to help farmers cope with the low milk prices and working out how to get their crops in this spring. We heard about soil reports, Corn Silage Hybrid Performance Trial Results, Understanding Your Forage Analysis, Dairy One - the Significance of Forage Analysis Results and Crop Rotation Strategy. We all learned how to move first year corn and short cycle hay crops in the trying weather conditions we have been having between dry seasons and wet seasons, and the Benefits of Crop Rotation. We also learned how to try to get the crow population under control with a new product that will deter birds. Many farmers have trouble with the crows and other birds tearing up their corn fields and leaving them with no or just some plants left to grow, which is costly to farmers.

I saw my first robin on our way to the meeting last week but have not seen any more since.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Milt Curtis who passed away last week. Calling hours and funeral services were Friday March 23. Milt was active in the town of Masonville and surely will be missed.

Birthday greetings to Verna Lent and Leslie VanValkenburgh on March 29; Roddy Schalk March 30; Jason Seeley and Colleen McGovern on April 1, Jessica Wormsley on April 2, Jeanna Schalk and Scott Schalk April 3 and Tiffany Mott on April 4th.

Masonville Federated Church Bible study Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. - How’s Your Soul? All are welcome. Holy Week: March 29, Manudy Thursday Service at 7 p.m.; Ecumenical Service Good Friday, March 30 at the Sidney Methodist Church at noon; Sunrise Service and breakfast at the Masonville Federated Church at 7 a.m. and Easter Worship at 11 a.m. No adult Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Mark your calendars for Friday, April 20 - movie night at 6 p.m. with “Let There Be Light.” All are welcome and popcorn and drinks are available.

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