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6A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 2, 1990 Hikers & Bikers New Trail Heads to be Developed The White Sulphur District of the Monongahela National Forest is planning the development of 3 trail- heads. Two are for the Allegheny Trail and will be located west of State Route. 92 at Bear Branch and east of State Route 14 at Laurel Run. The Allegheny Trail is a new trail being constructed by the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association and, when completed, it will traverse West Virginia connecting the Appa- lachian Trail in Virginia to Pennsyl- vania. The third trailhead is for the South Boundary Trail and will be lo- cated on Big Draft Road, State Route 36. The South Boundary Trail begins at Big Draft Road and con- nects with the Anthony Creek Trail not far from the Greenbrier River -- Anthony Bridge. If you have any questions or comments on these proposed trail- heads, please contact District Ranger Morse Reuse at the White Sulphur District office in the Post Of- rice Building or write P. O. Box 520, White Sulphur Springs, 24986. ii I I I A Page For People l Who Work Close to the Earth. RANCHO BEANS 1/4 cup Shortening 2 cups onions (chopped) 2 tsp. Vinegar 1 Ib Ground Beef 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1 tablespoon.Salt 2 tablespoon Molasses 1 bottle Catsup 2 lb. can Pork & Beans 2 tablespoon Prepared Mustard. 1 lb. can Kidney Beans or October Beans Heat shortening until melted. Add onions and simmer until tender, add beef and stir often until onions and beef brown. Add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and pour into two-one-quart asseroles and bake at 375°for 30 minutes Yield 6 servings• By Almina Dunbar Pickaway, Send your favorite recipe to Mountain Messenger • 647-5724, 122 N. Court St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 he Far Shown at the British United Turkeys of America, Lewisburg office are left to right: Bill Wallace, Member House of Delegates; John Gas- coyne, BUTA Director; Joe Feamster, County Commissioner, J. D. Brackenrlch, West Virginia State Senate; Greg Curry, BUTA Ac- countant; Jerry Brunson, Manager Government Affairs, Merck & Co.;; Jim Rowe, Member House of Delegates; and Steve Clausen, BUTA Production Director. Present but not in photograph were County Commissioner BIIIie Jean Hutsenpiller, Larry Swann repre- senting Merck & Co. in Charleston, and Philip Constans, Merck local representative. BUTA Turkey Production Bright: British Company Shows At the invitation of British United Turkeys of America (BUTA) and the Public Affairs Department of its par- ent company, Merck & Co., a brief- ing about the status and future plans of BUTA in Greenbrier County took -place at BUTA's 60 West office loca- tion. BUTA Division Director, John Gascoyne, highlighted the invest- ments made in Greenbrier County to date which $8 million with a further $1 million of investment to be made by contract farms to grow "breeder birds" for the company. One hundred twenty full and part time employees will be on the payroll in 1990, according to Mr Gascoyne. Divisional Production Director, Steve Clau,sen had chosen the Greenbrier Valley for the production operation because of the favorable climate for turkey breeding, isolation from other poultry and the agricul- tural orientation of the labor force. With BUTA's strain of breeding tur- key, isolation from other poultry and poultry disease was fundamental to the program. Mr Gascoyne described how a significant growth in the further proc- essing of turkey meat into hams, sausages, bologna, salami, and pastrami, meant that only one in four turkeys were sold whole, mainly for holiday eating. Because of the nature of the processing and mar- keting of turkey meat, major compa- nies such as Phillip Morris, Con Agra, Sara Lee, Hormel and Swift Eckrich were significant producers. In addition there were some large independent companies such as W.L.R. Foods, and Rocco, Inc., which had growing contracts in the North East part of the state. With a growing demand for tur- key meat (consumption has almost doubled in the last decade) and BUTA's '!more efficient strain of tur- key," the future for the company is bright. Mr Gascoyne said "it is realis- tic to think of BUTA doubling or tri- pling in size in the 1990's." Some other points highlighted by Mr Gascoyne were that BUTA was often asked if they really had 80 pound turkeys. "A world record 86 pound turkey had been authenti- cated in December," Mr Gascoyne said. He said his company makes other contributions to the community with its Partnership in Education with Williamsburg School and the leasing of laboratory space from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Celia Thaxter gardened on a Maine Island at the turn of the cen- tury. She ran a summer resort there for her family. She would take the ferry over early in the spring where she would go alone to get the place aired out and ready for guests. On her annual trip over, she brought on- ion pips and lettuce seeds, and carefully labeled flower seeds to plant her famous gardens and ter- races around the hotel. The Ameri- can Impressionist painters used to congregate at her resort in order to paint her flowers and the rocky coastline. One gets the impression reading her book Island Garden that garden- ing for her was a religious exercise vary akin to prayer or meditation• In the early morning hours she planted and fed and watered and weeded while she watched the birds return to their summer home. Despite her solitude, she felt great peace and joy. There are some lovely lines in her book that border more on poetry than, gardening advice, but she in- cludes some helpful hints along the way. She suggests, for example, us- ing cracked egg halves to grow the seedlings in of plants that don't take to transplanting. Poppy seeds and many wildflowers enjoy this eggy home. She set her cartons of eggs along the windowsill, letting them sprout happily and then plopped them in the earth, shell and all, when it was warm enough and the ground had softened. She particularly loved the orange and yell6w nasturtiums that she planted from seeds that look like withered cherry pits. They sur- rounded the hotel as quick and pro- fuse bloomers as long as they were put in poor soil. Rich, crumbly earth will produce a great quantity of foli- age but very few flowers. She d.p. preciated their sin'jple preferences much like we might admire the Amish. While her prose is old-fashioned Happy New Year/ les 645-1711 Rt. 219 N., Lewisburg, WV ELMORE'S FARM SPECIALS 250 lb. 25% Protein Blocks ................................... =33.95 Ton 16% Protein Mixed Feed Pellets .................. =179.90 100 lb. 14% Protein Beef Ration ............................. =8.85 40 lb. Sweetllx MoI-Mag Blocks ............................... =6.90 Elmore's Farm Supply "We're the 117 E. Edgar Ave.Farr~r= Friend" R0nceverte, WV 647-4355 1| | FIN • Immediate Occupancy • Lock Up and Leave Merchandise Fridays - Saturdays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sundays 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm • Free Parking • Heat Provided o .Sell Rain or Shine Get rid of those unwanted items that clutter your house - be a seller - or just come and brouse. • Public Restrooms • Concessions Available A few choice spots are still open for sellers. • Friendly AtmosphereGive us a call today/ Located in the Ronceverte Trade Center at the bottom of the hill Main Street, Ronceverte, WV 647-4277 Days FOR MORE INFORMATION: 645-6722 Evenings • ~ • '~ ~ _ . JIM McCUTCHEON. Managing Agent FOR BROCHURES & INFORMATION CALL 645-3666 I OR STOP BY 112 EAST WASHINGTON ST, LEWIsBURG J. i Garden " ,>w,,,h, Armstr Leslie Price Shav nie Bel and wa and florid and her attitude proba~.was, I: .puano too romantic for modern tastes, = '. .png on r gardened for the pure joy of it, I,h ._ it er HC just the results She was a garde~L.. ' ' " i~_lVors i not a farmer. She was, there qL~... interested in beauty far morer..,, ,,tt~U~"SMr, crop yield And she was willing, ,L~ • . IliUO FI eager, to work the soiJ or pu..~=~ebell " ie 1 weeds or to water laboriously wile br otrt( can instead of a hose She sirnl._ .. • , I=5, a I o loved the process of doing" it ~ I= inco" _P,- ITC smells and the textures the cyO..__ , ' }.us and of growth and decay, the daily tal.... and harvests Gardening was 1anew,m= her hobby but a way to live he c ose to the earth She surroun .... herself with all the old cottage f~He,e ers- Sweet Peas, Sweet Pinks, Wallflowers, Poppies. One likes to think of her on her terrace overlooking thrashing ocean breaking the rocks. One likes to imagine! following lines she wrote through her head as she stc amidst the profusion of green towering growth she created: "1 love to pour over every sum that unfolds in the garden, matter what it may be, to and learn it by heart as far as a mortal may. If one but gazes into a tiny flower of the pale Forget-Me-Not, what a chapter loveliness is there! One sees glance the sweet color of the compact cluster, and perhaps notice that the delicate buds in cherishing calyx are several of rose and lilac before they • . . There is such a wealth of taunt, such marvelous thought spent on the smallest sum! The sweet and cunning of Nature is so lavish of its and it is all so happy, the joy is haustible, the refreshment to human soul so heavenly! Now come on --- that might bit overwritten, some of the tives are syrupy; but doesn't it you want to be staying at her right now taking it all in with her? Livestock Cold Weather Advisory ba0d, ?er 21 From State Agri Departmen ,yore Cleve Benedict Commissioner of Agriculture warns that the unusual and especially sharp cold weather, which now grips West Virginia, is a serious threat to all livestock. When the temperature dips be- low 0 degrees Fahrenheit, animals consume far more calories than nor- mal simply maintaining their body temperature• Those calories come either from adequate feed intake or body fat. Extended periods of cold weather can cause serious weight loss and even death as body re- serves are used up. This may occur even though the animal is receiving a normal wintertime ration. In order to prevent these losses, be certain that you provide ade- quate energy levels this winter. Last summer's wet weather resulted in many instances of rain damaged, lower quality hay being stored for this winter. As a consequence, a standard hay ration this winter may contain less nutrient value than in a winter following a better hay season. The present cold weather com- pounds the problem. Livestock owners are urged to consult with their County Extension Agent for specific ration recommen- dations appropriate for their own ar- eas and livestock. However, in gen- eral terms the following is recom- mended: 1. Provide shelter, protec- tion from wind is important. Allowing animals into wooded areas or to the lee side of a hill will help. 2. Be sure animals have access to water. This is not easy but very important. It takes a lot of water, 15 gallons or more per.day for a stock cow --- more if she is Dehydration and kidney failure ~ occur in a surprisingly short without water. If you must bucket, do so twice daily. 3. the very best roughage, hay (sil; for ruminants only) that you can There won't be a better time it. If you are feeding grass less than the best legume hay, animal will not be able to enough to meet its calorie nee Supplementing the standard with grain to provide additional ergy is recommended. For there are commercial mixes of oats-molasses available, just feeding instructions on the an added margin for cold For other livestock, ground likely to be the best value for tional energy. Again, check with your Agent for specific but, as a rule of thumb, three to f pounds daily for an 800-pound real would be a starting point. It will be important to watch animals closely for signs of behavior, such as lethargy or gering. These can be signs of induced stress and will reqU prompt attention• Consult your erinarian for health promptly; stress from cold can cause a minor health under normal conditions to serious quickly. A little extra now is important as your depend upon you to provide care. The best things in the Greater Greenbrier Valley are free... Including The Mountain Messenge Need A Space Heater? You can rent it cheaper than you can buy it. Also Holiday cleanup equipment for rent. 219 north Lewisburg 497-2800