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The Adams County Record Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 9 Garden Corner eer, prunln1 By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.net t It doesn't take much rain to turn our clay soil into greasy gumbo, delaying the beet harvest a bit, but the air is so clean and clear this Monday morning, and it smells wonderfully of fall. These perfect autumn days are few and precious. I hope you are finding time to go outdoors to enjoy them while they last. My dehydrator is working full time these days, finishing the last of the tomatoes and beginning on the pears (thank you, Dixie!), but other than that, my garden work has gotten to the stage where I can putter at leisure, nothing urgent they're hungry enough, to attend to. So I brought even if it is toxic to them, home a stack of garden and I might add that magazines and I've been the scent of tomatoes is flipping through them. obviously not strong A couple of things have enough to be off-putting caught myeye, to a hungry deer. The Those of you that had author next suggested a a problem with deer seven foot fence. might like to know that The same issue had an plants that are spiky, article on pruning, and I scented, soft or spicy was happy to see that I did are generally disliked right by my raspberries, by deer. Some examples removing all of last years given were Russian sage, canes, thinning and rosemary, lamb's ears, bee topping this year's canes. balm, daffodils, boxwood, However, my apple tree Siberian iris, nasturtiums pruning technique needs and deadnettle. The article work. My tree looks goes on to say that deer more like their "before" will nibble on anything if picture, as a result of many summers' rampant growth. It says that apple trees tend to send up vertical watersprouts that need to be cut off all the way down, including the growth rings, otherwise they tend to get top-heavy. The "after" example shows a tree that looks like a T. The apples way to grow a vegetable garden in a small area. Some plants suitable for trellising include beans, cucumbers, yellow straight-neck squash, peas, sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Even squash, pumpkins and watermelon can be grown on a trellis grow on fruit spurs, which if you support the fruit. may become overcrowded'They show pictures of after a decade. They can melons hanging from be thinned to encourage slings made of old nylons. new fruit spurs to form. Pruning should be done in late winter, so y(~u can put that information aside for now. Another magazine suggests trellises as a Trellising Squash, melons and pumpkins has the added benefit of getting their vines off the ground, which may reduce downy mildew. The article doesn't go into great detail about the materials to use for the trellises, but there are a lot of things that can be found on an old farm that can be recycled for this purpose: bent sections of bull panel, old ladders, hunks of rusty farm equipment, half- rotten fence posts, metal bed frames, etc. I just had this vision of planting some pumpkins next to the rusting hulk of an old potato digger I pass on my walk. If I could get water to it, and keep the weeds away long enough for the plant to get going hmm, it might be fun to try. Council Senior Center Silver & Gold By Shirley Wilson Just finished another week and here we go again. I had a busy week. Ray and I went to Boise on Thursday. Left at 5:00 AM and got home at 6:00 PM. Boy, it sure wears me out. Friday was lunch at the seniors and then back again at 7:00 PM for Bingo. I thought I was going to be the caller, but I got booted and had to play instead. But the good news is I won 3 games. I was sitting at the winning table with Shirley and Ed Garver and daughter Darcie; we all won some. And Bill came. First time playing Bingo and he won too. Don didn't come. I guess he thought we would harass him after the big win last time. Dougie did win a couple of games, so he didn't cry so much this week. No one won the blackout, so it goes up in money. Better come join us next time. You just might win the pot. Next Bingo is Oct. 28th. Coming up this week will be the flu shots on the 17th. By the time you read this it will be over. Sorry about that. The free bus is the 20th. Leaves the center at 9:30 AM. The 25th we will be making popcorn balls at 2:00 PM. Come and play with us. The time goes really fast, and we have a good time. Shiba will be making a visit to the center the 7th of Nov. to help those of us who need information on enrolling in Medicare and the part D. They will be able to answer questions and try to clarify things for us. Remember the craft fair on the 27th. Tables are still available for $10.00 for the large ones and $5200 for the small ones. We will be raffling off the gave you a snack and water. Very simple and quick. Boy there is lots of construction going on at the VA. Shirley and Ed said they were there lap quilt on that day. If Tuesday and it took 45 you haven't bought your tickets, see Norah. I know she would ~ more than happy to take your money. I was going to tell you when Ray and I were at the VA, they have a drive through flu shot set up - with tents and people to direct you, and it was so easy. They even minutes to find a place to park. I guess the Forest Service has donated to the center once more. Left us lots of TP and paper towels. That will help a lot. And some generous persons have donated some onions and potatoes. Thanks guys. All is appreciated. Norah and I Repair work will close Hwy 71 intermittently FROM THE IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPT. Repair work under way on a culvert serving Brownlee Creek will cause intermittent, brief lane closures during the work on Idaho 71, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The existing channel is in a half culvert resting on concrete footers with a natural floor of rock and gravel (riprap). Crews will shore up the footers and replace some of the riprap. Brownlee Creek flows year-round, so this work is being performed during low-flow conditions. The project will finish by mid-November. Western Construction, Inc of Boise, will perform the $200,000 repair work. decided we need to dress .FOR VERN LUDWIG YOUR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF INTEGRITY HARDWORKING HONEST LEADERSHIP LOCAL Cr FAIR FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY "Determined to restore confidence and leadership in Adams County so that we can hove the protection that our citizens deserve while maintaining a balanced budget." - PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT VERN LUDWlGFORSHERIFF,~ LINDA :BONDS TREASURER up on the 31st for Trick or Treat. So come join us for lunch and dress up. Hope the family that lost their home to fire on Friday are OK and hopefully can put everything back together. I know it will take time but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss. We have sure had our share of house fires this year. Gerry Vaughn was at the center to get her toesies prettied up. She stayed and ate lunch with Dougie. She wouldn't eat with us. I think Dougie has her bamboozzled. Council Valley Free LibraLy Book Shelf New Books at the Council Library Adult Creole Belle by James Lee Burke The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen Death at the Door by K.C Greenlief Courageous by Diana Palmer Sunless Sea by Anne Perry Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs The Casual Vacancy by J. K Rowling Severe Clear by Stuart Woods The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks Juvenile Do Princesses Scrape their Knees? by Carmela Coyle Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela Coyle Secret Chicken Society by Judy Cox - Burial Services - -planning Optiom - Cremation vvices - Monument3 221 E. Court St