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By Lue Harris
For the Record 

The Farmer's Wife

 

Last updated 6/23/2020 at 8:26pm

Hello Everyone,

    I hope this week finds you better than last week.

I was sitting here thinking if we would ever see a light at the end of the tunnel. I opened my favorite book and Psalm 18: 28 was right there,  " You, Lord keep my lamp burning, my God turns my darkness into light." God's constant presence lights our way through the darkness into the light. Our Living God will always be our strength, our refuge, our sustainer and our deliver. Until next time, may you live in God's glory.

                                  Roses

   Roses like plenty of sunlight, good drainage and a loose soil that drains well. You can grow most roses in South East Texas .

     Roses prefer an open area with 8-10 hours of sun. Morning sun dries the dew quickly and cuts down on fungus. Your soil should have a 60-70 ph.

Annual pruning and cleanup is easier if your roses are easier to get to. Summer temperature and reflection off buildings can limit rose production. Avoid planting near trees and shrubs where their roots have to compete for water and nutrients.

June 24 through 30

June 24,25,30 is best days for planting. Good time to prepare seed beds, good time to irrigate, kill weeds and destroy roots.

June 26,27 is a good time to kill pest,cultivate and Do Not Plant

June 28-29 Best time to plant flowers.

If you want your hair to grow fast, cut it on the 24 of June.

                            Recipes of the Week

Ambrosia Cake

1 Angel Food Cake

2 c. Sour cream

1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple,drained

1/4 c. brown sugar, packed

1 4oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

    Evenly cut 3 horizontal layers of the cake.

Stir together sour cream, pineapple and brown sugar. Place a layer of cake on serving plate. Top with 1/3 of mixture. Repeat the next 2 layers. Arrange Orange sections over top.

Chill before serving. Keep refrigerated.

Coca-Cola Chicken

1 chicken, cut up or 4 boneless breast or 6 Thighs

1/2 Tsp. Garlic powder

1 c ketchup

1 c. Coca-Cola

1 Tblsp Worcestershire

    Wash chicken and pat dry. Season with garlic powder,salt and pepper to taste. Place pieces in a large frying pan. Combine ketchup, Coca-Cola and Worcestershire and pour over chicken. Simmer, covered about an hour or until tender. Serve over rice.

 

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