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Jim and Starr Mitchell got some raspberries and blackberries and made a couple batches of jam. Starr says they are still picking blackberry thorns out of their fingers. “I usually only make a couple of batches of anything at a time to avoid overheating our home,” Starr says. The couple was able to harvest some garlic from their garden, but the garden itself seems to be drying up and something is eating almost everything. Starr saw a bird getting into a tomato fruit.
Laura Wheatley says she has news all about the family garden. “Just when you think you’ve got them all, you have to start all over again!” She and the girls are out every morning. While she pulls weeds the girls climb fences. The Wheatley garden, too, has something eating the plants. Laura pulled out some edible looking beets and found them eaten below the leaf stems and tops of the beets themselves. “I don’t know what to do,” she says.
Boyd Udy is still working on fences. He reports Tyrell is going to Billings, Mont., next week for a job. Boyd and daughter Jessica are looking forward to moving cows at Oakley up by Kamas.
Cleo Petit says she’s just shopping when she has to and then working around the house. She reports the garden has about “bit the dust. It’s too hot,” she says.
On Tuesday Winnie Richman took Marriah, Zach and Skyler Richman to see The Dark Knight Rises. “It was quite a movie,” Winnie admits. After the movie Marriah and Skyler had their piano lessons. They did super.
On Wednesday Winnie, Carolyn Carter, Zach and Skyler went to art in Clearfield.
Winnie received hay from Jim Bingham on Saturday. She left it in the field until it got cooler. Then she stacked it. “The way things look, I’m going to need more bales to get through the winter,” she says.
After church on Sunday the Thatcher-Penrose Second Ward had a linger longer meal. It was sandwiches and salads with delicious cookies for dessert. Winnie took plenty home to Clynn.