VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

Well, the garden is starting to wind down. The only things left are zucchini, Early Girl tomatoes (which were not early) corn, watermelon and cantaloupes. I have enough okra in the freezer to make it through the winter. Now we’re planning a winter garden. We may have been born in the city, but we’re country […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

The watermelons and cantaloupes are still producing, as well as the okra, tomatoes, zucchini, and corn. I almost have enough to open a fresh veggie stand, but I enjoy sharing with friends. There is nothing like fresh produce. We’ll be holding a Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the VFW’s 113th birthday. It […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

The watermelons and cantaloupes are wonderful. I’ve been taking them to the Post for meals. Most folks had never seen a yellow watermelon before, but they sure enjoyed them. I’ve also been sharing the okra and tomatoes. I made bread and butter pickles from the small zucchini and the corn is so sweet. My son […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

The watermelons and cantaloupes are growing like crazy but aren’t quite ripe yet. I picked one that weighed 23 lbs., but it wasn’t ready. They’ll probably all ripen at the same time. Friends & the Post will have their share. The corn will be ready in a couple of days. My son brings in okra […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

The watermelons and cantaloupes are growing like crazy. I hope to have them ready for a Sunday Post breakfast. And, I had my first yellow pear tomatoes. They sure do beat store bought as far as flavor goes. The okra is coming along as is the corn. They’re not ready to harvest yet, but it […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

This is a really bad year for squirrels and gophers. So many folks are complaining about losing parts of their gardens to these critters. Our cantaloupe and watermelon plants are doing pretty well, but my son came in one evening with partially eaten cantaloupes and watermelons. He thought he had eliminated gophers from the surrounding […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

We’ve placed a box at the Post to collect items to send to Afghanistan. One of Anza’s own is stationed there, with his brother due to be sent over soon. They can use items such as personal wipes, micro popcorn, top ramen, beef jerky, wrapped hard candy, beer nuts, etc. We are also accepting cash […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

Installation of new officers was held Saturday, June 9 followed by a potluck. Congratulations to all the new and returning officers, especially Cdr. Lenton Garrison, Men’s Aux. President Bob Love, and Ladies Auxiliary Pressident Virginia McCallister. We hope all members will extend helping hands to make this a great year. All members of the community […]

VFW Post #1873 and its auxiliaries

Some of our artichokes are big enough to eat, but the aphids are trying to get their share, and the strawberries are threatening to take over the garden. My son picks a quart or more every day. He has the patch so well fenced the critters can’t get in, but the berries that have spread […]

VFW Post #1873 and its Auxiliaries

It’s time to start planting if you haven’t already. The rule is not to plant until after Mother’s Day, but my son jumped the gun a little bit. He’s planted corn and okra seeds. I bought zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, and tomato plants. In the not-too-distant future, I’m hoping I’ll be serving the bounty of these […]