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Ilil illl|lllUilliliillilllJlillli I!!IIIL I IlllilllllLillilll II llllt:illll ill II IIEJltl Illll+ililll www. LovellChronicle.com October 21,2010 I The Lovell Chronicle] 3 00Peopl " e Get Growing with Gary Emmett To compost or not ... I think Robert Frost was ly for mowing down large experiencing an October weeds and my corn stalks. years ago like the one we are By doing so, I am mulching today, when he penned the the stalks and placing the opening stanza to his "Octo- organic matter once again ber" poem: back into the soft. This pro- O hushed October morning cess continues to build a bet- mild, ter, richer, and looser soil for Thy leaves have ripened to your garden. The healthier the fall; the soil the better the plants Tomorrow's wind, if it be will grow. wild, There is nothing wrong Should waste them all. in tilling your garden under The falling leaves that in the fall. In fact, this tru- Frost refers to don't have to ly is the best time to do it. be wasted. Use them to your Turning under the mulched advantage. I will mow mine leaves and other plant ma- up with my lawn mower, terial into the soil allows the This is the only time I col- matter to breakdown and lect the grass clipping from the microbial activity to in- my lawn. By doing this you crease. The soil is less com- will have a combination of pacted when spring comes a green, or nitrogen, source and you are ready to start to be mixed with carbon or your garden again. You can brown, source oforganicma- add other soil amendments terial. Then add this mulch such as sulfur and slow re- to your compost pile or place lease nitrogen to aid in this it directly in your garden to process. Adding nitrogen be tilled under. By mowing helps feed the little microbes or mulching the leaves first, that are in the soil, breaking you are starting the process down the organic matter. for the leaves to compost or If you are just compost- break down easier and more ing the material in a pile, completely, add a couple of handfuls of The corn stalks that are nitrogen or humic acid and still standing in my garden some garden soil to the pile will soon be mowed over, of leaves. Over the next too. I have one of those older month, make sure that you lawn mowers that I use sole- turn your compost pile at the news that is the question least once or twice a week. A healthy compost pile needs three items to make it work, and can still be working in December and January. Composting requires mat- ter, moisture and oxygen. By turning the pile twice a week, you are introducing oxygen into the inner parts of the pile and will be elimi- nating the mold that always seems to be there. A healthy compost pile will be able to generate temperatures around 120 degrees F. If you don't want to worry about it this fall just start turning it in the early part of spring and it might be ready to go in your garden come May. If composting your leaves and grass is not something you want to do, still save them in a pile to mulch around your roses and perennials at a later time. Don't cut your roses or mulch your roses yet. I will explain why in my next ar- ticle. If you haven't plant- ed your tulips and daffo- dil bulbs, there is still time to do so and I still need to plant mine. Remember to plant the bulbs deep enough. The rule of thumb in plant- ing bulbs is to plant two to three times the size of the bulb. Cover them over with dirt and add a thin layer of leaves to those areas once you have planted the bulbs. This will help allow for their roots to establish before the ground freezes. Just imag- ine what your flowerbeds will look like in April and May! Frost continues: For the grapes' sake, if they were all, Whose leaves already are burnt with frost, Whose clustered fruit must else be lost-- For the grapes' sake along the all. The farmers are grate- ful for the mild weather to get their harvests gathered in. The home gardener has enjoyed the roses and flow- ers and the extra time for another picking of broc- coli, ripening of the grapes on the vine, and the sweet- ening of the carrots in the ground. Knowing that all good things must eventually come to an end, I am long- ing for just another beauti- ful day, another weekend, just a little more time before the weather changes bring- ing the close to this garden- ing season. .::':' Bobi Jo had extra pride for homecoming DRUE TEBBS-MEEK 548-6901 Homecoming week was a tremendous time for stu- dents and community mem- bers with school spirit and events planned and carried through with enthusiasm. Bobbi Jo Leonhardt ex- perienced a "once in a life- time" occurrence when four members of the Homecom- ing-oyalty are--her direct relatives. Luke Leonhardt was crowned king and is Bobbi's grandson; Lau- ren Peterson was crowned queen and is Bobbi's niece. The junior class attendant was Karli Leonhardt, Bob- bi's granddaughter, and the freshman attendant, Han- nah Winland, is her grand- daughter. Now how often does one experience that? Congratu- lations to you and Chuck, Bobbi Jo, for having so many children and grand- children who contribute their talents and looks, per- sonality and energy for all of us to enjoy. KJ Blackburn, son of Ken and Janeen Blackburn, has been called to a mission for the LDS church and is going to the Columbus, Ohio, area for two years. He reports to MTC in Provo, Utah, on Nov. 17. KJ gradu- ated from Rocky Mountain High School last spring and his Cowley grandparents are Ken Sr. and Sharon Godfrey Blackburn. Sharon Blackburn called this morning to re- port t: at Ben Godfrey, son of the late Bill and Myrtle Godfrey, of Boise, Idaho, had been visiting relatives for a while and when he re- turned to his home there was a blackout in Boise and he fell after running into some furniture in the darkness. Unfortunately, his back was broken and he is now in a rehab center in Boise and will be there for approximately three months. Ben and his brother Ray and mother lived at the end of our block when we were all growing up in Cow- ley. When our family moved to town from the ranch, Ray was 6, Ben was a few years older, and our generations grew up with them and We'go6dfri6ds with 6ch of the familimembes'Bn and Ray's dad, Bill, :'died at the age of 42, so we kids only knew their mom, Myr- tle, and what a great fam- ily they were. Their house was pink at the end of the block. Myrtle Godfrey was a unique person with a smile ofjoy on her face at all times. The neighborhood kids and relatives loved to go to her house and she always wel- comed us with good things to eat, a sense of love and humor and many treasures in her home to investigate. Ben and Ray attended Cow- ley grade school and high school, graduated from Cowley High School and went their separate ways, but both Ben and Ray re- turn to see relatives and friends quite often. Ben is going to have a long recov- ery. To ease his trials a bit, those of you who remember him can write him at Box 8663, Boise, Idaho, 83707. Graveside services for Melvel (Mel) G. Harvey, 79, of Byron were held Tues- day, Oct. 19, at the Cow- ley Cemetery. Mel died Fri- day, Oct. 15, at St. Vincent Health Care in Billings of pneumonia. He is the son of the late Luther and Ju- lia Harvey and was raised with his brothers and sister in Cowley. He is survived by two brothers, Glenn and Pete Harvey, both of Byron. A viewing and visitation was held on Tuesday and he was buried near his parents, sis- ter and brothers. Mel will be missed. 11 :: +::': '+iii'!: +'++iiiil iiiiiii00iiii00i] ............ N Catherine Stuber ..... Big Horn County Clerk Nov. 2 Pd. for by candidatt 00VOTEi I f I 00iVOTE;i, / BRAn DwPAUx Rocky Mountain Elementary School students Landon Townsend and sister Teagan throw the pigskin at halftime of the homecoming football games Friday in Cowley. From our files Hunters come home empty-handed 75 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 17, 1935 The LoveU Chronicle Five Springs, and adjacent hunting territory on the Big Horns was populated with more hunters than buck deer, in the opinion of some of those who returned without even seeing a deer with horns, except on the game pre- serve. Those who have noticed the large apple in the front window of The Lovell Chronicle office will be interested in learning that it is a winter apple of a cooking variety called Winter Banana. We are indebted to John D. Monk for this apple. 50 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 20, 1960 The Lovell Chronicle Members of the Board Of Trustees of School district No. 3 presented their pl for the building of a new high school building in Lovell to a large crowd in the high school gym Monday night. The program was divided into three parts. The need for a new high school, and why they had chosen to build a high school rather than a junior high or grade school building; the finance of a new building; the finance of a new building program; and the plan for the building it- self. 25 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 17, 1985 The Lovell Chronicle Hold onto your hats, folks. The wildest sale of the year will take place in Lovell Saturday night, Oct. 26. It's the second annual Harvest Moon Sale preceded by Farmer Ap- preciation Days and sponsored by the LoveU Retail Com- mittee. Participating stores will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 for three hours of super specials and fun in down- town Lovell. Thompson Congressman Cynthia M. Lummis Our Values. Our Voice. I pledge: To honor the Constitution and the first principles of our nation as constructed by the founding fathers. To limit the federal role and uphold the Tenth Amendment rights of the States and the People. Please exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, November 2nd. Not Paid at Government Expense Paid for and Authorized by Lummis For Congress I