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Kenoza Lake - July 3

Susan Brown Otto - Community Correspondent
Posted 7/2/20

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Hilda Rossal, who I believe, celebrated her 100th birthday this week.

Get well wishes to Bill Korwan of Swiss Hill. Affectionately known to me as Mr. Rhododendron, …

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Kenoza Lake - July 3

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Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Hilda Rossal, who I believe, celebrated her 100th birthday this week.

Get well wishes to Bill Korwan of Swiss Hill. Affectionately known to me as Mr. Rhododendron, he and his wife Eileen are two wonderful people.

John Girrbach, Chairman of the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church Administrative Board, advises me of the new pastor appointments that will officially start on August 1st. We are blessed to have both Reverend Bridgette LeConey and lay preacher Bud LeConey. Pastor Bridgette will officiate at any events that require an ordained pastor, such as communion, baptisms and weddings.

Pastor Bridgette will be preaching on Communion Sundays (one Sunday per month, but we do not know which Sunday that will be yet). Bud will be preaching the other Sundays in the month and will be available for visitation and pastoral support. There will be a Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church Board meeting on Tuesday, July 21st at 7 p.m., at the Church, to decide when we will be opening. At this point we are hoping to open for the first Sunday in August.

Rabid Kitten! - Town of Delaware! Head for the hills! A few years ago, the media reported a rabid cat in the Town of Bethel. I recall asking, “But where in the Town of Bethel?” Response from the Health Department, we can't tell you because of HIPA rules. What? Come again? Rabid animals are protected by HIPA? I ask the same question for the Town of Delaware rabid kitten incident.

I did some investigation and I was told that the rabid kitten was found near Callicoon. Not 100% sure, but closer to Callicoon than Kenoza Lake.

Full Moon. Buck Full Moon (or Thunder) night of July 4th, early, July 5th. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, “Why Is It Called The Full Buck Moon? Traditionally, the full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because a buck's antlers are in full growth mode at this time.

This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.” For those of you who pay attention to the nature that envelops us, you will note that the antlers of bucks are in velvet and growing feverishly.

Bucks start the month of July bulbous, by July 20th looking massive. Antler growth ends on August 10th. Rain is important for successful antler growth, so that there is abundant nutrition.

Check out the Kauneonga Lake Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings! I went last Saturday and was happy to see Anne Hart (Youngsville's The Cutting Garden), A2 milk sold by farmer Bob Franklin of Happy Avenue (and my cousin Rhianne Erlwein's Jersey cows), finally, baked goods by DeFilippis of Monticello, plus more!

Still no word if the Kenoza Lake Volunteer Fire Company will be having their annual chicken barbeque on July 25th. The Kauneonga Lake Fire Company will be holding their chicken barbeque, on the last Saturday of July.

Pucky Huddle Road near miss! Sometimes I agree with Benjamin Franklin, the wild turkey should be our national bird. The poor hen turkey, what a hard job to get eggs to hatch and raise poults, no help from Tom. There is a hen with three poults living near the Otto Pucky Huddle residence.

This past Sunday, Ray and I were approaching our driveway and we saw a red fox near our driveway. Nearby, a hen turkey and three poults. The fox was circling the turkeys. Yikes! I leapt out of Ray's truck and tried to rescue the turkeys. With that, the hen turkey must have said FLY MY YOUNG POULTS, FLY! The poults flew high across Pucky Huddle Road, into some trees, followed by the hen turkey. Yea!

Did you know that when the DEC reintroduced turkeys to Sullivan County, back in the 1960s, that the turkeys were released on Pucky Huddle Road, very close to the Otto residence?

No column next week.

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