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The Adams County Record Indian Valley & Mesa News Wednesday, July 25, 2012 ml Page 7 sauce By Lynn Leatherman -- 739-5756 Martha Ball spends much of her time working with her beautiful flowers, but I was finally able to catch up with her this week. She and Pat enjoyed having son, Brian, home from Kennewick, WA over the Fourth of July holiday. Brian came with two of his grandchildren. Pat and Martha enjoyed ~spending time with their great grandsons. The boys enjoyed riding with Uncle Mike in his "hotrod" in the Council parade. They also got to go fishing and help with the haying. Larry Boehm and Bev Galloway had a wonderful camping trip this past week. They camped from Monday througl~ Thursday at Wallowa Lake, Joseph OR. The event was the annual family reunion held by Larry's in-laws. Over the weekend, Bev's daughter, Janice Derouin came from Boise to visit. The two are intent on-finishing the project of painting Bev's home and are quite happy that the project is now over half the way finished. I was also able to catch up with Loren and Bridgett Brest. In May, Bridgett spent a few days in Santa Barbara, California for her brother's wedding. Then it was back home to repack for both her and Loren, and the couple headed to Arizona for a special occasion. Their son, Matt was married on May 26, and they spent four days with him. Bridgett was also busy working with other ladies on creating a drill team for "mature ladies" for the rodeo. A recent jolt to her back kept her from practicing for a few days, but she is hoping to be in shape for this weekend and the Adams County Rodeo. They are also quite happy that their mule, Annie, has been to school on the ranch of Lori Warren near Council. Annie attended her boarding school for about a month and has returned home full of manners and ready to show off her new tricks. Wanna Belle Coriell enjoyed being part of a cousin's reunion this past weekend. The reunion site was at son, Dean's home and included fifty-one of the "kid" cousins and five of the adults that all the cousins descended from. Cousins started arriving on Friday evening and spent Saturday camping out in tents and trailers. They enjoyed a big pit barbeque and visiting with each other. The offspring in attendance were from Wanna Belle, Belva Wilson; Ed and Elaine Woods, Gene and Nancy, Elaine and Doug. They came from places as far away as Alaska and Nebraska to as close as the lower country for the weekend fun. Jackie Dowdy enjoyed a day of crocheting at the Knit-wits club meeting held at the home of a neighbor, Mary Migliazo. Cathy Veselka met with daughters Sarah and Carrie in Boise on Sunday. Carrie will be on school break and home for a week to visit. Judy Green had a fun adventure on Monday. Friend, Beth Post picked her up in the "Coyote" and the two headed off to visit with Lanae Veselka. Tammy Evans had fun spending time with niece, Danielle in Seattle this past week. While there, she is spending lots of time with her great nephew, Woofie. Jim and Lavonne Conner traveled to Boise on Friday for Jim's VA appointment. They ended up having to reschedule the appointment On the way out, they followed Governor Otter until he turned in at the capital. It was nice to see him and give a wave hello. After that, they had lunch at The Olive Garden in Boise. Don Lakey is going to receive the Husband of the Year Award for the excellent care he is giving wife, Joan, as she continues her recuperation from her accident. The couple is looking forward to the upcoming wedding of granddaughter Hannah Lakey this coming weekend in Council. Julie Harvey enjoyed a trip to Elko, NV over the weekend. She and nephew Jake Harvey attended a Harvey family reunion and had a wonderful time. Mary Rininger enjoyed going to the Knit-wits meeting on Friday at the home of neighbor, Mary Migliazo. Jenny participated in the 4-H fun day held at the Council rodeo grounds on Sunday. She is excited about competing at the Adams County Rodeo on Friday evening. Robin Juica had a bittersweet week as hubby, Celestino, traveled to Peru to visit with his family. Although she missed him, the upside was having time to herself to work on end of summer projects, as school is just around the corner. Ron and Janet Meyer enjoyed having Gene and Nancy Plummer come from Kuna to visit for the weekend. They left on Sunday, and shortly after their departure, Daryl and Marilyn Billings of Cambridge came to visit, bringing their son, Mike and Renee Shaw of Nampa, with them. Janet's gardening advice for the week, is always take a bucket with you to the garden. Janet was out with the tomatoes, saw a several ripe ones and picked them. Needing her hands, she absentmindedly stuffed them in her pants pocket. She forgot them until she bent over to pull a weed, but by then she had tomato sauce in the works! Garden Corner By Glenda Castleberry (filling in for Myra Weikal) I'm sure that everyone's garden is well established by now; we all will be kept busy harvesting and canning for the rest of the summer. It may seem a line early to be thinking about seeds for the next year, but if you are interested in seed saving, now is the time to start planning. If you haven't tried saving seeds before, you will find it a worthwhile endeavor. I have saved flower and vegetable seed for several years. I don't think I have bought zinnia and marigold seed for several years. To grow and save seed yourself you will need to start with know what you may come up with. Start out with heirloom or non-hybrid seeds; they will grow up to look just like Mom and Dad. There are several sources where you can buy heirloom or non-hybrid seed, even Wal-Mart or Bi-Mart has them at times. There are many companies that are on line, and you can order them over the Internet. A few years ago I ordered from a company that packaged seed according to where you lived; mine was called the mountain mix. However, you are not given a choice Basically, it is a very simple procedure to save seed. When you have your non-hybrid going good, pick out the best fruit of each variety, including several different plants of the same species that you want to save, and tie a ribbon around them, or mark it some way so you will know that they are the best ones. Let them ripen on the vine and mature; it will mean you may have a zucchini the size of a blimp in your garden. Corn is a little tricky, it has to be left on the stock until it is dried. Not only that, you need cobs from several different plants to assure it will continue to have strong genes. Tomatoes are another one that is different to process. 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