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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 14, 1990 The Joy of Farmin Ella S. Galford Andrew, our three-year-old grandson, came to visit for a couple of days. He lives at Richwood so we don't get to see him as often as ei- ther he or we would like -- that is several times a week. Andrew knew Grandpa Galford needed his help to feed all the ani- mals. They started in the yearling heifer barn. After attempting to wield the grain scoop he climbed into the grain bin and, laying full-length of a five-gallon bucket, he channeled grain into it with his hands. He watched entranced as the trickle of grain turned into an avalanche mak- ing it's way from the top of the pile into his bucket. He left the bin with reluctance but his enthusiasm re- turned as he scattered handfuls of grain in the manger while ordering the animals to "eat your breakfast." While Grandpa loaded hay bales into the pickup, Andrew climbed to the top of the pile of bales remaining in the barn. By rushing a little Grandpa was able to catch him when he jumped off them. After Grandpa unloaded the grain from Andrew's boots they went to feed hay to the cow herd. Agreeing to stay on the opposite side of the fence from the herd while Grandpa scattered the hay he enter- tained himself by seeing how high a puddle of water would splash when he stamped in it. At the lamb creep Andrew gave a hard push on the bottom of the grain bucket as he gave Grandpa a boost to get the bucket over the fence. As Grandpa filled the lamb trough An- drew climbed over the fence with a hand full of grain, feet slipping and sliding, he tried to catch a lamb so he could make it eat. Grandpa said to wait on tile barn floor while he grained the ewes but Andrew knew he wasn't helping by waiting there. Besides, the ewes didn't act silly and run from hi~n like tile lambs did. Instead they crowded pushing and shoving toward the feeders. It was hard to stay on your feet, with the ewes shoving, carrying Andrew in one arm and trying to dump the grain out of the bucket with the other hand. But Grandpa did it. A young lamb with a broken leg and it's mother were penned to themseDes. Andrew found a can and helped carry water to them. While Grandpa got feed for the ewe Andrew got into the pen to better examine the lamb. Grandpa held his breath while the ewe sniffed at him and consented for him to slowly squat down and gently lift the leg by placing his hand under the hoof. Slowly moving his hand up the leg he looked at Grandpa and said, "It will get alright." The huge rams were intimidating, so he wrestled wtih Bud-dog while Grandpa fed them. After Grandpa got the dog off of him and got Andrew's hat back they fed the cats, Tile five baby kittens were soft and cuddly and each had to be held a while. It was late in the morning when they returned to the house. Newly bathed and in clean clothes, Andrew sat at the table devouring milk and cookies. Feeding the animals had been hard work. He had to replenish his energy so he could help Grandma P.S. Grandpa was ready for a nap. Unlike conventional insecticides, which are petrochem- ical-based, all Safer" Insecticidal Soap products are made from natural, biodegradable ingredients. Safer kills harmful insects indoors and out, but it's completely safe to use around children, pets and the environment. What's more, Safer products spare beneficial insects like honey bees and lady beetles, And they're safe to use right up to harvest time. Safer... The safer pesticide, IM I/2 MILE NORTtt OF 1-64, US 219 NORTII A tl LEWISBURG, W.V . 645-4769 ( GROW ) GREG M ORGAN Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. m iiii T l Now Due At ASCS Farmers are reminded that now is the time to report their crops for 1990 to the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). All crops, including hay, need to be reported. Crop reporting is necessary be- fore the farmer can receive defi- ciency payments, price support loans and other farm program bene- fits. A history of crops planted can establish a crop acreage base, and annual reporting will protect crop acreage bases existing on a farm. To date, 253 farmers in Green- brier County have reported their 1990 crops. Farmers participating in this year's acreage reduction pro- gram (set*aside) are required to re- port crops and acreages planted, the uses to be made of these crops, cropland acres to be devoted to the acreage conservation reserve and acres diverted for paymenl. Growers I Mountain International JIM JACKSON Insurance Dwisi0n Manager MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL. 536-2000 TRUCK USERS, FORESTERS, AND FARMERS You are our NUMBER ONE customers~ We have expanded our business to Inciude COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICES through our new INSURANOE DWISIONu We cover all Commercial Lines including VEHIOLES PROPERTY GENERAL LIABILITY AND EQUIPMENT INLAND MARINE We can even oiler Group Health & Lde Packages for you and your employees Call J~m Jackson tor a competitive quote LEWlSBURG 1-64 & Exit 175 (304) 536-2000 Fmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmnmmmmmmnmmmmmmnmmm i Bring Thi Valley Garden Center And Receive 33% Off Of Everything In Our Greenhou Rug Juniper- 1 Gal. Size I I Blue each SALE Gee0 THURSDAY, JUNE 14 thru SATURDAY. JUNE 16 HOURS: Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM; SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM I/2 Mile North Of 1-64, US 219 North Lewisburg, W.Va. 647-4769 (GROW) Greg Morgan mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not participating in the programs should report their acreages to in- sure future benefits and protect acreage bases. Acreage reports may be filed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the local ASCS office. Greenbrier County pro- ducers are encouraged to certify crops as soon as possible. The deadline for reporting corn, sor- ghum, and ACR is July 16. Need Homes As a yearly service to area land- owners, the Greenbrier Valley Soil Conservation District offers fish fin- gerlings for sale, beginning June 1. Species available are yellow perch, large mouth bass, blue gill and silver channel catfish. Delivery date is Au- gust 2. If you would like an order form, please send a stamped, self- addressed envelope to the GVSCD, 717 North Jefferson Street, Lewis- burg, or stop at the office, located approximately 1/2 mile north of the 1- 64 interchange. Phone 645-6173. L TI_HGS NEE_E_DED FOR: Aldene G. of Franklin, PA is look- ~,/?11for a 3 bdrm home could be log. soend up to $80,000. Randall B. of Lorton, VA wants to buy acreage bordering National Forest. Wilt pay $35,000. Duane K. of Sharon Sprin~!s, NY is looking for a farmette Will pay $150,000. Tracy G. From Athol, MA wants to buy a country home with land. Will spend $50,000. James G. of Bethleham, PA is looking for a large bed & breakfast m the Lewisburg, area. Price is open. These ate real people on our company's confldeni~al computer list dated 3-7-90. re- cetvea m our office this week, Do you tlave such properties to sell? We would consider ~1 a pleasure tO discuss ttlem w~th you. "America's rural & srnali town rea= estate company" MOUNTAIN HOME PROPERTIES Dave CedarleM: Broker 108 S. Jefferson ST. Lewisburg, WV 24901 645-4t 10 ANYTIME Sales Associates: Marianne Cedarleaf - 645-4110 Kay Gumm - 392-6263 Just drop oy for our FREE dlustrated prop- erty I~st brochures featuring dozens of great real estate values, or call and we'll mall them to you~ Helen Woodward Arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and just plain infiamation of a joint or joints, affects many of us. The pain can prevent us from effectively enjoying the day. A continued prob- lem can become crippling. To re- lieve the pain, Alfred Vogel, a Swiss physician, recommends the applica- tion of softened comfrey roots. Many reknowned herbalists recommend three daily doses, a teaspoon, up to a tablespoon, in equal parts, of honey and apple cider vinegar stirred into a cup of warm water. Taken for a period of six weeks this remedy will give relief to "the darn knots and pain." Comfrey, symphytum officinale {Borraginaceae), is a perennial plant that has a stout spreading root sys- tem, black on the outside with a glu- tinous juice on the fleshy, white in- side. Comfrey grows to be about three feet tall and can be found in damp and shaded meadows or other similar wet areas. When culti- vated be sure to leave plenty of space for abundant yearly returns. Sometimes referred to as gum plant, salsify, and the healing herb comfrey, is a very mucilaginous plant containing many vitamins and minerals and high amounts of cal- cium, iron and silica. For the amount of fiber content, comfrey ranks the highest in protein and is one of the few herbs that processes Vitamin B12 directly from the soil. In magic herb lore, it is said that a leaf of comfrey placed in a shoe you are wearing will insure a safe jou~ To apply the pulp from the the comfrey as a fom, freshly chopped rootstock hot water, enough until you thick mash. Spread on a cotton cloth and apply to" sore area. Renew the two to four hours if necessar meting two ounces of ginger in a quart of water for utes and using a cotton Jn this solution is also an relief for joint pain or cramps. honey, an almost perfect ointment both internally and i nally, also provided quick the simple sugars properties rectly absorbed by the body, results happen without any side effects because chemically congenial to our tems. If you need a quick honey. The combination of and apple cider vinegar warm water is nearly the ance, rebalancing food. Take0 it will help in overcoming cleaning the system. For thousands of years cultures have used these remedies to help their themselves. Editor's Note: These are intended for poses on~y. They are not to treat, diagnose or nor to be considered as a tute for professional care. Bluegrass Market Saturday June 9, 1990 174 head sold to 48 buyers. Amounting to $47,163.06 STOCKER & FEEDER COW & CALF STEERS PAIRS 475.00 Under 500# 91.00 I01.00 COWS, BH 350.00 500 ---750# 79.00 97.00 HOGS Over 750# ...... SLAUGHTER 43.00 HEIFERS SOWS 50.00 Under 500# 88.50 9 i. 00 BOARS 43.00 501 ---750# 80.50 92.50 Over 750# ---. .......--- PIGS & SHOATS BULL CALVES 74.00 i00.00 By Head 38.00 BABY CALVES 100.00 140.00 VEAL CALVES 89.00 94.00 PONIES 185.00 HORSES 150.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE STEERS none SHEEP & LAMBS HEIFERS none BLUE 59.50 COWS 44.25 54.00 RED : BU LLS 58.25 OTHERS 54.00 ~ Under I000# 67.00 BABY Over I000# 58.75 63.50 EWE~ 12.00 T'-, West Virginia Dairy Milk production in 1988 -- 301 million pounds. West Virginia ranks 46th in the nation in milk production. Number of farm operations with at least one dairy cow (as of January 1990 -- 2,000. Top six dairy producing counties: Jefferson, Mason, Berkeley, Greenbrier, Marshall. Banana Cake 112 stick butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs separated 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup plus 1 tbs. buttermilk 2 cups plain flour 3 large bananas 1 cup pecans ) Mix. butter, sugar and add egg yolks, mix soda in flour, banana & nuts. Beat egg whites and fold in batter. at 350o for 45 minutes/ By Ronceverte Send your favorite recipe to Mountain Messenger 122 N. Court St. Lewisburg, W. Va.24901 A Page For People Who Close To The Earth