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By Lue Harris
For the Record 

The Farmer's Wife


Last updated 7/14/2020 at 5:50pm

Hello Everyone,

     I hope this week finds everyone well and blessed. In James 3:5 it reads, " The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts".  If we watch what our tongues says, maybe we can learn to live together as brothers and sisters in Christ.

                       Roses Continued

    Roses don't grow well when planted directly into soil that is heavy with clay.

Add ammendments according to the following to correct the problems with soils.

     If the soil is heavy, add playground sand, composted manures or compost. Mix until the soil becomes loose. A good final mix ratio is 1-1-1, Clay, sand, organic matter. Mix in an area 2 feet wide and 10-12 inches in depth for each rose plant. Add 2 cups of gypsum to this and mix in.

July 8 - Best time for planting.

July 9-10 - Very productive, cultivate and irrigate.

July 12-13 - Destroy weeds and kill pest.

July 14 - Fairly productive, plant bulbs.

                   Recipes of the Week

Hershey Bar Cake

8 1oz. Hershey Bars

1 Sm can Hershey syrup

1 c butter

1 C sugar

4 eggs

2 1/2 c flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 c buttermilk

1 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 in. Tube pan. Set aside. Melt Hershey bars and syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir together dry ingredients. Add alternately with milk and extracts. Mix well. Add chocolate to this mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until set. Cool completely and frost.


4 Tbsp butter

3 c powdered sugar

1/2 c cocoa

1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter. Add chocolate, powdered sugar and vanilla. Cream together and spread on cake.

Macaroni Salad

1 c cooked macaroni

1/2 c Mayo

2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

3 Tbsp ripe olives,chopped

3 Tbsp sweet relish

1 Tbsp onion, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients well. Season to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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