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By Lue Harris
For the Record 

The Farmer's Wife


Last updated 8/11/2020 at 8:52pm

Hello Everyone,

     I hope this week has been better for you than last week. It is normal to experience worry, anxiety, and self-pity when we lack the resources essential to our well being; Such as food, shelter, health, finances etc. God reminds us that help can come through unexpected resources if we only turn to him. Before we look for solutions on our own, we need to be careful and turn to Him first. 

Turning to God can save a whole lot of time and frustration. 1 Kings 17:15 " So there was food every day for Elijah and the woman and her family."


     When young plants start looking puny for no reason,you had better start looking for aphids. They are small sluggish, soft bodied insects often called plant lice 

     Aphids come in various colors from black to green to yellow. They are suckers in the true sense of the word.

     You will find them on garden plants, house plants, shrubs and trees. They congregate on new plant growth, sucking the sap, causing stunting and leaf curling and leaving a most undesirable deposit that some call honey dew deposit. Aphids give birth living young and breed prolifically. Some are winged and can fly.

     The best way to get rid of Aphids is a good Pyrethrin or Permethrin spray. You can wash their deposits off with your garden hose.

                      August 12-18

Aug 12-14- Do not plant. Clear ground, kill pest, weeds and roots.

Aug 15-17- Best for planting and transplanting. Good for perennials and bulbs. Good time to irrigate.

Aug 18 - kill pest, weeds and roots.

                     Beef Vegetable Soup

2 lbs stew meat

3 large potatoes, cubed

6 carrots, sliced thick

1 onion, chopped

1 can corn, drained

1 can green peas, drained

1 can green beans, drained

2 cans stewed tomatoes

Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

1 small head cabbage, chopped (opt)

In a large pot, brown meat in a small amount of oil. Add at least 2 quarts of water and cook until meat is tender. Add potatoes, carrots and onions and cook about 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients and cook until vegetables are done about 15-20 minutes longer. Season to taste. You can serve over rice or cornbread.

  Cookie Dough Cheesecake Squares

2 pkg sugar cookie dough

2-  8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 c sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

    Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 cake pan. Cut 1 roll of cookie dough into 24 slices. Arrange slices on bottom of prepared pan. Press slices together and set aside 

     In a large bowl beat cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Pour mixture over cookie dough.

   Cut remaining roll of cookie dough into 24 slices. Arrange over cream cheese mixture. Bake 45 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.


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