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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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December 6, 1990

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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, December 6, 1990 7A i rass Market December 1, 1990 head sold to 100 buyers to $196.021.48 & FEEDER of Farmin Ella S. Galford 66. O0 105. O0 58.00 92.00 52.00 76.00 66.00 85.50 62.00 74.00 42.00 71.50 'CLVS 61.00 99.00 CLVS 50.00 102.50 CATTLE 64.00 I000# 33.75 55.00 44.00 46.00 43.50 55.00 45.00 -52.00 43.50 55.00 COW & CALF 425.00 640.00 BH 365.00 640.00 HOGS 46.00 53.00 33.50 44.50 '.}7.25 38.00 PIGS & SHOATS 7.50 41.00 HORSES 190.00 310.00 SHEEP &LAMBS 44.50 43.50 44.00 53.00 GOATS 29.00 49.00 Johnson FFA Honor Sue Johnson of Ren- received the highest de- awarded by Future Farmers of (FFA) Orgarlization. the FFA Degree. Along ,056 other degree reeipi- Greenbrier East Chap- was honored at the FFA Convention in 'City, Missouri. of the highlights of the the American FFA ceremony included the of a certificate and to Carolyn. is presented annu- national FFA conven- the top two-tenths of one of FFA membership. of the degree is based Supervised Ag- program in of production agri- and on her leadership demonstrated through ill FFA and commu- a national organization nlembers in 7,634 lo- ~Pters preparing lor ca- lhe science, business of agriculture. and national activi- award programs provide for students to ap- and %kills ac- agriculture edu- A wood-burning furna'ce fur- nishes us with heat so cutting and hauling wood is one of our regular fall chores. This is a chore I enjoy helping do. While Robert loads the tools on tile pick-up I get ready to cut wood. I don a pair of coveralls and stuff the pockets with a couple of apples, a handfull of gulnmy bears, a wad of tissues, a pair of work gloves and two or three plastic grocery sacks. Bud hops on the back and we set off to the woods. Once there Robert and I look for wind-felled and dying trees. Wood from such trees is usually dry and seasoned and makes ex- cellent heating wood. "Yt, Yi, Yi," Bud calls in excitement as he startles a deer from a pine thicket. She soon leaves him be- hind and he returns happy and laughing at the way he had scared her. Robert uses the chain saw while Bud and I go exploring, l am looking for hickory nuts, acorns, pine cones, ground pine and running cedar. Bud is look- ing for holes made by chip- munks, groundhogs and the like, because he likes to dig in them. While I pick groundpine a blue jay sits in a nearby tree top and screams "thief. thief." Bud has wearied of enlarging other animal's doorways and pretends the end of the running cedar I am pulling is an animal which he must dig up. He showers me with dirt. When I scold him he gives me such a sad, questioning look that I stop and play fetch- the-stick with him for a bit. Here and there I see leaves scratched into circles and know wild tur- keys have been hunting their dinner. In a shallow hollow of a tree I find a pile of cherry seed hulls which tells me chipinunks have been feasting here. Sud- denly I am startled as a whirring of wings springs up ahnost ill front of my nose. Bud yips excit- edly and tries to follow the grouse but soon gives it up as a bad job. I found the squirrels had been at work under the hickory trees and both they and the deer had finished all the acorns However, the ground under the red spruce trees was liberally strewed with cones and nearby hemlock trees dangled hundreds of cones within easy reach. An odd shaped, lwisted laurel root at tracted me and I added it to my bags of treasures. Then, just for good measure, I threw in a few milkweed pods. By now the chain saw had stopped and it was time to get to work. While Robert split blocks of wood I began loading it on the pick-up. Bud helped me. tte grabbed small round slit:ks that had been cut fronl lilnbs and in- vited me to try to take them from him, he jumped on tile growing pile of wood in the truck several times Io determine if it was being loaded correctly until fi nally, after scoldirlgs from the, he decided to go shrew hunting and then couldn't understand wily he shouldn't haul the shrew he had caught to the h()use on the truck. On the way home Bud got tO rkle in the cab ol the truck. He expressed his api)reciation by beating me in tile face with his tail, cliinbing oll and off lily lap, biting and tugging at my hands and coveralls, and hunting' the gulnmy bears from lny pocket. I had a few minutes of peace while he ate theln because he has to spit them out several tilnes and look at them while eating lhem. It's as lhot|gh he is thinking is this candy or is this a piece of rubbel- I have in my nmuth. It takes several trips to.he woods to get enough fuel io last all winter. By tile time we have finished wood-getting I have a goodly supply of crall inaterials. It is bitter cold outskte but I am toasty warm as I sit at the work table in the baselnent twining, ghleing and wiring tile grape vines, ground pine, running ce- dar, cones and nuts into wreaths, swags and other Christmas decorations. As 1 work I inhale tile fresh cut lum- ber odor of tile wood thai is stacked in the corner adjacent to the furnace. As I add another log to the tire I don't worry about the price of oil and electricity but reminisce on the joy and tran- quility of the afternoons we spent ill the woods etdting fire wood. 8O 80 C= Ives from one local farm in conjuction with regular Saturday Sale. MARKET, INC. Lewisburg, W V Bill Irons 647-4357 FOR INFORMATION CALL: Bluegrass Market 645-7861 Charlie Long 645-2120 II quality at an affordable price meat- base formulas O O 27 'o--26 Yo proteins for hunting & working dogs 30% bite-sized cat food is popular star-shaped and like the national leading brand for a short time Sportstrail is offering a "FREE" dish in every bag of dog food. So come in and pick up a bag or "FREE SAMPLE" at 920 Monroe Ave. Ronceverte, West Virginia 24970 647-4911 or 1-800-464-1717 A Page For People Who Work Close To The Earth r . ' Best q /isi es for a qferry cTfzri tmas .4' HapPyNeu')'ear tFam Family ton Brother, ...... "-3"c":: 200 W. Washington, St., Lewisbur 645-7100 4-H Agent All interested citizens are m- riled to attend the 4 p.m. De- cember 10. Greenbrier County Extension Service Committee meet|ng at 204 North Court Street, Lewisburg. Dr Richard Zimmerman, In- terhn Eastern Division Director. will present a 4-H Agent candi (late to tile comInittee tbr their approval. JIM JACKSON Insurance Division Manager MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL - 536-2000 TRUCK USERS, FORESTERS, AND FARMERS You are our NUMBER ONE customers! We have expanded our business include CMOPLETE INSURANCE SERVICES through our new INSURA,NCI~ DIVlDION!!, We cover all Commerical Lines including VEHICLES, PROPERTY. GENERAL LIABILITY. AND EQUIPMENT INLAND MARINE. We can even oiler Group Health & Life Packages lot you and your employees. Call Jim Jackson lot a competitive quote. LEWISBURG 1-64 & EXIT 175 (304) 536-2000 Everybody loves getting SNAPPER Lawn Care Equip- ment at Christmastime. It's ver- satile, durable, dependable and easy to use. Tackle all kinds of lawn-care chores, from blowing clippings or light snow to cutting a big lawn. It's easy with SNAPPER. Santa's pocketbook likes SNAP- CREDIT financing, too. Visit your SNAPPER dealer today. / wRh (]IVISIOfl Of FuLlt/a IfIUUSD*~S FOR THESNAPPER DEALER NEAREST YOU. SEEYOURYELLOW PAGES UNDERLAWN MOWERS. \ ::, L~ !il I JOIN THE MILLIONS OF SATISFIED SNAPPER USERS. 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEVERTE, W.VA. 647-5353 I COW & BRED HEIFER SALE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1990 7:00 p.m. Bluegrass Market, Inc. Lewisburg, West Virginia *Approximately 225 Bred Heifers" Angus, Black White Face, Charolais and Hereford A big fancy set of heifers weighing 900-1100 Ibs. Bred to Angus or Salers Bulls "Approximately 100 Fall Cows and Calves* *Approximately 175 Spring Cows" Angus, Black White face, Charolais and Hereford Good young cows bred right to Charolais or Angus Bulls All cattle pregnancy checked, Bled and TB checked for interstate shipment, Information on each set of cattle will be available as to what they are bred to and when they will calve. For Information Call Bill Irons 304-647-4357 or Charlie Long 304-645-2!20 Sale Day Phone: Bluegrass Market 304-645-7861 i,.