Archives for May 12, 2018
Submitted by Marji Basso and Kim Tighe
Young Farmers Project is sponsored by Hester Creek Winery as part of their Farm to School Salad Bar program.
The project is an important extra-curricular, educational prong of the Farm 2 School program at OES that has been growing since 2015. Throughout the project – students from grades K-6 plan an edible garden and apply for seed money to start-up their garden. They plant and tend that garden throughout the summer, then have the opportunity to market their harvested produce at a variety of venues in the late summer and early fall. Through the project students are able to experience firsthand the processes involved in getting food from the farm to the table, and becoming contributors in their local economy.
Participating in this project is a big commitment, and we would like to acknowledge this year’s new crop of Young Farmers:
1. Emily Bidmead
2. Alana Guttormsson
3. Leland Hill
4. Anissa Khodarahmi
5. Sohayl Khodarahmi
6. Arabella Knechtel
7. Emerrit Knechtel
8. Ethan Koteles
9. Kayla Koteles
10. Silas McAllister
11. Savannah Myers
12. Summer Robinson
13. Aidan Stefishen
14. Farah Thomson
15. Ashton Vetsch
16. Coleson Vetsch
17. Angus Wise
18. Abby Wolfe
Let’s all wish them a bountiful growing season
Solana Key Court – East Osoyoos
Apparently George W. Carver, the research scientist, is reputed to have had (or imagined) a conversation with the Lord in which he asked Him, “What is the universe?” It seems that the answer he got was, “George, that’s too big for your little head. Suppose you let me take care of the universe.”
Greatly humbled, Carver revised his question, “Lord, if the universe is too big for me to understand, tell me: What is a peanut?” The answer was, “Now, George, you’ve got something your own size. Go to work on the peanut.”
Imaginary or not, what was for real is that Carver revolutionized southern agriculture by finding uses for the peanut. Instead of constant soil depletion by repeated crops of cotton, peanuts were grown to enrich the soil. Peanuts became a main crop in many areas. Carver showed how peanuts can be used to make cheese, milk, butter, flour, ink, dyes, soap, stains and even insulating boards. It’s absolutely amazing the potential our Creator has built into plants.
Little can become much when God is in it.
Highway 3 Both directions – Hwy 3 is open 14kms west of Keremeos, road conditions subject to change due to ongoing flooding conditions. Highway may close without notice. Check for up to date conditions and anticipate alternate routes. Info updated on Sat May 12 at 6:08 am PDT.
Source: Drive BC
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) has advised the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) that crews will be installing a third culvert on Willowbrook Road, in the vicinity of the fire hall located at 3395 Willowbrook Road, north of Oliver, BC on Sunday May 13, 2018.
Willowbrook Road will be closed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on May 13, 2018 to allow crews to install a third culvert to increase water flow along Park Rill Creek underneath the road. MoTI is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience to citizens by scheduling this work on Sunday to avoid work and school days.
During this work there will be no access through the Willowbrook area between communities. Jones Way Road in Willowbrook remains closed. Alternate routes will be available. Vehicles can use Highway 97 and Highway 3A to access Oliver, Okanagan Falls or Keremeos.
To maintain fire protection, the Willowbrook Fire Department will position one truck at the north end of Willowbrook Road and another at the south end. Arrangements have also been made to have the Kaleden Fire Department on call to provide back-up assistance should it be required.
To grip or clasp or hug is to hold. When I hold something or someone I retain it with my hands and maybe also my arms. When I hold something it is usually restricted from moving. Restricted, not necessarily rigid and totally unmoving, like when you hold me in your arms. If I am holding my grandchild as we walk along a narrow path I am doing so to keep them safe. To hold a stock is to not sell it
You can have a hold on me. You could grab me with your hands/arms. You might hold me to a promise, meaning I must fulfil the promise. You might hold me with blackmail. To hold me in poor regard is to simply decide in your mind that I am a schlep or worse. Maybe I hold you in high regard, I respect you and admire your manner and accomplishments and that you keep your promises
I can hold you in my heart, can feel that, you might too, yet, no touching, might not even be within a thousand kilometers away. Nice. When an idea takes hold I care for it, grow it deepen it and can start to live my life by it. Stronger than contact cement. A strongly held belief can sustain me or destroy me. I wonder how beliefs ‘take hold’? I suppose that the trick is to establish and help root the helpful ones
“Hold on!” Does that mean grasp the rope, I’m coming to help you, or, does it mean don’t get your shorts in a knot, wait, or, if in a discussion mean a request versus a demand, for a moment to marshal my thoughts? A promise is something to honour, to do for sure. Yet, if I hold the promise loosely, delivery can have a wide range of variations. Held tightly it can mean only one acceptable answer
A person can be kept in a holding cell at the jail. Sometimes that is done to keep the person safe from the mob, sometimes to insure they are present for the trial next day. To hold is a responsibility. To be held in high esteem is an honour… and maybe not if being held in contempt. Oops I hold you in my mind and in my heart. I choose how I hold you and you how you hold me. Can be very nice. It is a choice