2018-07-11 / Communities


“The best way to predict the future is to implement it.” David Heinemeier Hansson

Here on the Farm much hay has been done. Round bales wrapped and stored in the fields, much more to do with the second cutting. On Friday the milk tester came to test the cows for production and samples were taken to determine the butter fat and protein values of each cow - good to do before the very hot weather comes. Make sure you watch the roads for the trucks and wagons traveling back and forth from the fields to the farms carrying hay or chopped grasses and be careful also of road construction while you are traveling. Keep farmers in your thoughts and also keep buying dairy products to keep our farmers in business - we are losing too many farms. Farming is an exciting life but is also a challenge because you don’t know what can happen from one day to the next - the weather can stop any progress that has been made.

Tolstoy: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

The first Masonville community Kickball game will be Friday, July 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the old Masonville school playground. Refreshments - hot dogs and watermelon - will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Patti Rude at 265-3439 for further information. Other games are scheduled for July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10; help is needed for all of the games. If you find time let Patti know. Here on the Farm the fellas have been doing more wrapped bales and have had some weather so they can get some dry hay done also. The corn is growing well here and around most everywhere you travel. Take some time and observe this progress. Make sure you watch the roads for the wagons and trucks traveling back and forth with the bales and chopped hay to the farms in the area. The second cutting is getting ready to be chopped or baled and wrapped also - there should be a good crop for farmers. Keep purchasing dairy products to keep all dairy farmers in business. Most of the vegetables are doing well and there are open markets around the area - make sure you check them out - fresh vegetables are always good. Keep farmers in your thoughts for a good crop season and good weather to get everything done on time. The weather has been good and many people celebrated the 4th of July with picnics and fireworks.

Birthday greetings: Elizabeth Kleingardner on July 13, Barrett Howland, Chris Pritchard and Brady Reilly July 16, Becky Rivenburgh July 17 and Barbara Longwell, Jim Warner, Justin Glatt and Mary Hager July 18; Ondrea Lent Northrup, July 19; Grace Wright July 20; Michael Pritchard July 21, Bob Ostrander, Jeff Rude and Justin Burpoe July 22, Mary Murray Steele and Brigadier General Peter Palmer July 23, and John Wilcox and Ken Ryan July 25.

Masonville Federated Church Sunday services are at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Gatji Pulpit Supply and Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday - Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the theme Shipwrecked. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. will be Bible study is postponed until July 19 for the Vacation Bible School at the church. Friday evening July 13 will be the closing program for the VBS followed by the annual ice cream social for all. Monday July 16 at 5 p.m. there will be an exploratory committee meeting - bring your own sandwich; chips and beverages will be provided; church council at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Sunday church service to be led by the Dunneman’s.

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