On April 28th we had our organics meeting. We talked about organic fertilizer, pesticide, and fungicide. We planned for a planting and cookout this Friday.

Here are some photos from the meeting:

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Also, here’s one of Irma’s recent newspaper articles about the recent Red Bud Festival at Union College:

Do you remember the April-like days in March when we were busy getting some gardening done? But the saying is that if we enjoy April-like days in March we will likely have some March-like days in April. The warm sunny days earlier really made the red buds bloom out in time for the Red Bud Festival.

But, oh, how we were so not ready for the cold March winds in April, just when the red bud trees were at their best. Of course we remember there is to be red bud winter but did it have to have such cold blustery winds.

We were all set to enjoy spring-like weather as we celebrated the Red Bud Festival at Union College this past Friday and Saturday. But the wind knocked down the Heritage tent on Thursday and made itself felt on Friday and again on Saturday making exhibitors and visitors quite uncomfortable. But there were some courageous people who braved the elements both days. Our booth was outside on Friday and we got cold like everyone else. Then on Saturday all of us were moved indoors. A little corral was even built out of straw bales so Ronnie Reagan could take part. He is the son of Mary Todd Lincoln who was there last year. Kids seem to really like kids. However, there were almost as many adults that sat on the bales to have their pictures taken with that little goat.

So the Red Bud Festival is over, red bud winter made its presence known and now we look forward to dogwood winter.