Author: Karen Leidy

Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest

By Melinda Myers Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers blood pressure and elevates our mood. And this is true for all members of the family from the very young to the more seasoned. Plan on sharing these benefits with yours or a friend’s children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews this growing season. Children, and even adults, who grow their own vegetables are more likely to eat them. But gardening does even more to help our children. Research shows children exposed to the...

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Farm Bureau Donates to Food Pantries

FREESTONE COUNTY FARM BUREAU MAKES DONATION TO FOOD PANTRIES IN FAIRFIELD AND WORTHAM. Pictured are left to right: Tammye Fuentes, Helping Hands Food Pantry in Wortham, Lissa Smith, River of Life Food Pantry and Lanette Burns, Freestone County Farm Bureau...

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Get Ready for the Home & Garden Show at the County Fair

The 2017 Freestone County Fair & Rodeo will be here before you know it, and with it comes the Home and Garden Show. A couple of major changes this year include a lowered entry fee of $3.00; the addition of demonstration areas and educational displays; as well as the addition of the Ag Mechanics Show. Be sure to check next week’s edition for more information on the Home and Garden...

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