Remember that childhood song, “Rain rain, go away, come again another day”. When will it stop raining? The poor farmers trying to make hay. One of the wettest Julys on record. It appears …
Remember that childhood song, “Rain rain, go away, come again another day”. When will it stop raining? The poor farmers trying to make hay. One of the wettest Julys on record. It appears that apples are dropping early this year. I told someone that last night and they said that the squirrels were knocking them off the trees. I don’t agree with that. I think they are simply dropping early.
The missing cow I wrote about two weeks ago is still experiencing unbridled freedom. She tends to go between Gabriel Road, Burr Road and the Ackermann farm on Moller Road and likes the Krantz pond on Burr Road. She was last seen a few days ago. Please contact Dave Slater if you see the cow. The cow is easily spooked so please don’t try to capture her yourself. We need to give this cow a name.
Get well wishes for Eileen Brey, and Happy Birthday wishes as well.
The Kenoza Lake United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, July 19th, 7:00 pm at Marguerite Brown’s house. The Kenoza Lake Firemen will have their chicken barbeque on July 24th. The Jeffersonville Boy Scout troop will be holding a Chicken-barbeque on Saturday, July 17th.
Background: Former Kenoza Lake resident Leslie Loeffel and I attended then Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central school and graduated in 1975. Leslie now lives in Utah where she is the Director of Davis Learning Support and Student Services at Weber State University.
A few Sundays ago, I ran into Leslie as I left the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church weekly church service. Leslie was headed to the Kenoza Lake Cemetery to clean up some of the headstones, that had lichen growing on them. (By the way, lichens harm gravestones, however, that is a topic for another column.) Leslie has taken a keen interest in the history of Kenoza Lake.
We discussed that as George Slater has unofficially appointed me the Mayor of Kenoza Lake, that I could unofficially appoint Leslie as the Kenoza Lake Historian. Leslie said that she would like to periodically write about Kenoza Lake history and suggested that we call it “Kenoza Lake History Highlights from Leslie Loeffel”. I thought this was an excellent idea and so with this column, I am including Chapter One, July 2021, Kenoza Lake History Highlights by Leslie Loeffel:
Full moon, July 23rd, Buck Full moon. Whitetail Deer antlers are still in velvet and still growing until August 10th, the last day that antlers grow. If you want to read some fascinating information about buck antler growth, go to: https://community.legendarywhitetails.com/blog/whitetail-deer-antler-growth-cycle/
Did you know that antlers can grow about 1/8 inch daily for yearlings and about 1/4 inches daily for adult bucks? That is as much as 1½ inches per week for adults!