Archive for Thursday, March 25, 2004

Talent show, health and it’s spring time

March 25, 2004

There can be no mistake, it really is starting to look like spring. The grass is turning green, so it's time to service and check on the mowers. It won't be long before it's time for one of my favorite chores.

But, before we all get charged up on the outside stuff, there are a couple of worthwhile inside events yet to go in town. They are both deserving of plenty of attention.

First is Friday's talent show to benefit the Lumberyard Arts Center. A group of Baldwin High School students have put a lot of effort into the event and it should be a good one.

It's set for 7 p.m. Friday at Baker University's Rice Auditorium. There will be a ton of talent on hand and there should be a laugh or two thrown in the mix by a trio of emcees.

Admission is only $5 and all the money raised will go to help bring the dream of the downtown arts center to a reality.

Then, on Saturday, Baker will also be the site of the second-annual Community Wellness Festival Free Health Fair. It will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Collins Center, Sixth and Fremont streets.

There will be plenty of booths offering a variety of health care needs and options. Every year, through screenings and tests at the health fair, people have had their lives changed.

Although there are charges for some of the tests and screenings, the health fair as a whole is free. Take advantage of it.

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  • It's still too early to get all the garden in, but a few items went in the ground this weekend. Potatoes, spinach, lettuce and a few other items are now on their way. The sprinkles of rain this week helped, too.

But mostly, it's time to till the garden and that's always a favorite. It's just that farmer in me, I guess. We missed getting the potatoes in on St. Patrick's Day this year, but I'm told this is going to be a banner year for growing. I'm guessing that means grass, too, so I'm ready to mow.

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  • I continue to get more comments about my calf mentions than anything. Calf count is up to 23 and seems to be holding. I was expecting a strung-out calf crop this year because of the untimely passing of the bull last summer. Two weeks later, a new "Mr. Black" was added to the herd.

It will be interesting to see what kind of delay from here on out there is with the calves. And to see if the new bull will be a factor.

The milking is over, thank goodness, and those calves are certainly cute again. I've got baby pictures. Just ask.

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