• Easy recipes to use with seasonal corn

    Microwave Corn on the Cob
    Place ears of corn, still in the shuck, in a single layer in the microwave.  Microwave on high for one to two minutes for every ear of corn in the microwave, turning the ears halfway through cooking time. Allow corn to rest several minutes before removing shucks and silks.

    To Grill Corn

  • Supreme heifer
  • Farm News

    Gardener Toolbox classes
    Gardener Toolbox classes will be held at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. “Composting in the Home Garden” will be July 23. No charge to attend. Call 765-4121 to register.

    Farm Field Day

  • The glory days of summer hit the Hill

    The first of the sunflowers are in bloom, so now is an exciting time at Groundhog Hill.

    One sunflower is so tall that a stepladder is required in order to cut it.  Since, I have no stepladder handy, I’m just leaving it to bloom where the honeybees can enjoy it to their little hearts’ content.

    The zinnias are going gangbusters, as well. My sister-in-law, Laura, gifted me with many packets of new seed this past Christmas in an effort to get me to grow a color other than red (the theme of 2012, I tried to explain).

  • 4-H Rabbit Show
  • Rain, heat has affected tobacco quality

    Heavy rain during the 4th of July weekend has led to a number of problems in tobacco such as drowning, leaf scald, black shank, wilting and dying. On surviving tobacco, there may be a rapid development of spotting on lower leaves, weather flecking and severe scorching of bottom leaves.

    Before the rains came, there were already foliar symptoms of deficiencies of nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, which were directly related to poor root development resulting from generally wet soil conditions that had prevailed during the early season.

  • Shooting sports
  • Freeze sweet corn to enjoy year-round

     Remember the quality of your frozen produce is only as good as the quality of the fresh product you are using, so select only tender, freshly gathered corn. Husk and trim the ears, remove silks and wash.

  • 4-H Camp was a success

    Seventy-one campers and 15 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes June 25-28.  

    4-H Camp would not be possible without all the help from the adult and teen leaders who volunteer their time for the week.

  • Farm News - July 10

     Pork Producers meet