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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Gardening patience is a virtue

  • By now you all know the Krause garden does not begin to live up to its potential each year until Memorial Day weekend; from what I have seen this year, I have been joined by a few others in this timing.
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  • By now you all know the Krause garden does not begin to live up to its potential each year until Memorial Day weekend. From what I have seen this year, I have been joined by a few others in this timing.
    Of course, for those of you who have not yet planted your garden I know it is not necessarily by choice that you have opted not to put your seeds in the soil.
    While I wait until the end of May intentionally to avoid the threat of frost, I know many of you are getting more than a little nervous about the fact your carrots, corn and tomatoes have still not been planted.
    While I was able during Memorial Day to get in the garden and do some work, in between taking in some great community Memorial Day programs, as you read this I am nowhere near finished planting my garden for this season.
    Honestly, I am not that worried. In the past I have planted a couple of weeks into June, and at the end of the season the produce still comes.
    No, you may not have those fresh vegetables as early in the season as you may have in the past, but I am confident when they do come a little later in the season the wait is going to be worth it for you.
    In a recent edition of the Gazette, it was mentioned that Joyce Johnson had been presented the Women Who Impact Award by the Women of Today during the annual women’s luncheon. While that information was correct, what we had heard was only half of the story.
    Another local individual, Nancy Hansen, was also honored with the award.
    I want to congratulate both Nancy and Joyce and believe they both deserve this award.
    Both have exemplified tremendous leadership in a variety of ways and demonstrate service above self in so many instances. They both are truly assets to this community.
    Speaking of assets, I was able to once again observe some of the best our area has to offer recently when dozens of Redwood County 4-Hers took time out to help those who are less fortunate. For a couple of hours in their busy lives, they helped put together meals through the Food for Kidz program. We have some great kids in our area.
    We also have a great asset in the sponsor which helped to provide the funds to allow 4-H families to assemble more than 12,000 meals.
    When the photos appeared in this past Monday’s edition, it mentioned Thrivent Financial for Lutherans as that sponsor.
    Officially, it is Thrivent Community, Redwood chapter that helped make it all possible.
    Page 2 of 2 - I think it is tremendous how the community works together in so many ways as we help out each other and people who are likely never going to meet.
    This is why I decided to raise my family in this area.
    The Krause ranch has grown significantly in recent weeks, as the barn now has more than 50 new occupants. The 50-some chickens now residing in their new home are growing like crazy and have already outgrown their original penned off area.
    I am amazed at the fact that in just a few short weeks those birds are going to be ready for the supper table.
    Speaking of eating, my best half decided she wanted to try something new this year. So, in addition to our broilers we have brought in a few egg layers.
    Being one who appreciates a good egg breakfast, I am definitely looking forward to the results of those birds.
    If they are as prolific as their potential, many of our friends, family and others of you may benefit from them, too.
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