Serendipity shined on me this past week.
When I moved to northern Kentucky after high school, I always drove by a house barely visible from the road in Smithfield en route to I-71. In between the trees that lined the driveway, I stole glimpses of a Federal style house far back a gravel drive surrounded by fields. I could only see the house long enough to instill more curiosity, wonder and frustration, which taxed my curiosity in epic proportions over the last 20 plus years.
Rewind with me back a couple of weeks.
It’s time for gardening! For some of us, gardening is exciting; for others, it’s more drudgery than pleasure.
I belonged to the first group until I moved to Alaska. Unsuccessful attempts year after year soon drove me to despair.
Often times, we take the familiar for granted. I certainly did.
I assumed gardening in Alaska would produce similar results to the gardens I had seen growing in Kentucky. Of course, I knew soil types, maturity dates, etc. would differ in the diverse geographical locations. I really hadn’t a clue!
While you can’t control severe weather, you do have control over how prepared you are to face the challenges severe weather often presents. Preparing ahead of time for severe weather will relieve the stress of uncertainty in an emergency situation.
Gov. Steve Beshear declared March Severe Weather Awareness Month, and one of the most important things you can do to prepare for severe weather is to own a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio with specific area message encoding capabilities.
Sarah is a 6th grader at Henry County Middle School.
What is your favorite subject?
Math. I like our teacher. She’s nice and she makes class fun by bringing different things in to teach it.
What would you like to do when you grow up?
I want to be a baker. I like to make red velvet cakes and cupcakes.
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs and two Gunieas pigs. My dogs are named Sammy and Max. My Gunieas are named Porky and Guss.
What kind of music do you like?
I like country music.
Nolan Payton, son of Todd Payton and Jennifer Thomas, both of Eminence, celebrated his first birthday with family and friends on Friday, March 1, 2013.
Grandparents are Debbie Thomas, Pleasureville, and Betty Mae Evans, New Castle.
Great grandparents are Maurice Payton and the late Minnie Payton.