Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 28, 1998, Image 59

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    TURKHANNOCK (Wyoming
Co.) It's over the river and
through the woods to
Grandmother's house we g0...1f
your grandchildren are going to
be visiting for the holidays, you
should work on child proofing
your home before they arrive.
• Run a safety check of your
home, especially if it's been a
while since children have lived
or visited your house. Move all
breakables and dangerous
objects including anything that
could cut, burn , or otherwise
harm a curious child.
Ida Risser
Our church recently held a
fair. There were more than 40
different organizations that dis
played literature.
Within our 2,000-member
church are many special interest
groups. Some concentrate on
personal ministry, some on
handiwork, some on mission,
some on Bible study. There is a
“Peace and Justice Committee,”
a “Market Share Project” and
also “Earthkeepers.”
The “Noah’s Ark Project” pro
vides a place for children to go
after school. They provide a
meal and also various crafts are
enjoyed. All of this takes a lot of
planning, but it is held in the
inner-city and is needed there.
Our church hhs several social
groups. One of for younger mem
bers and another for senior citi
zens. The very young enjoy a
softball team.
Music is not forgotten as
there are 75 members in the
adult choir. There is also a
Children’s Choir and a Cherub
Child-Proof Home Before Grandchildren Arrive
•Place all medicines and
household chemicals in locked
cabinets. Remove all ant traps
or poison rat bait.
•Do not leave pesticides on
the floor or a low shelf in the
basement or garage, assuming
that no one will enter those
buildings. Place them in a
locked cabinet. Put away garden
sprayers and dusters. Place
gasoline and other petroleum
products out of reach.
•Put away and out of reach
cigarette lighters and matches.
•Buy outlet protectors to pre
Choir, plus an orchestra and a
Bell Choir.
The building is a busy place
as it also houses a nursery
school. A retired citizen’s group
also meets regularly in the
building as does the
Embroiderers’ Guild. There are.
two “Men’s Breakfast” groups
that meet regularly elsewhere.
So even though we have a
large congregation, there are
small groups where you can find
people with interests similar to
yours. In this way you can get to
know others much better. The
youth group has their own
leader for Christian education.
They often travel to other states
on work camps. Everyone can
find a place to fit in if they real
ly want to be active.
Soon I must shift gears and
think Christmas. The invita
tions have gone out for our fam
ily get-together at our home.
Now I must write Christmas
cards and decorate the house.
vent young children from poking
their fingers or other objects into
electrical sockets.
•Although most holiday
plants are safe, holly, mistletoe,
and azaleas can be toxic if
ingested. Poinsettias do not
Monroe County Holds
Holiday "Program
Co.) The program theme for
the annual Monroe County
Cooperative Extension Holiday
program to be held Thursday,
December 3 is “A Wealth of
Creativity.” Topics included in
the program are Mutual Funds,
Plants for the Holidays,
Wrapping Up Your Creativity,
Shopper’s Survival Guide,
Money 2,000, and Pennsylvania
Electric Choice. In addition, you
can choose to participate in
three of the 17 holiday work
shops offered, to help prepare
you for decorating the home dur
ing the holidays or to use as gift
giving ideas.
The event will be held at the
Four Points Sheraton, Strouds
burg, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
and is handicap accessible. For
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cause death if eaten, as once
believed, though they may cause
nausea or stomach discomfort.
•Alcohol in all forms-beer,
wine, and liquor as well as per
fumes, colognes, and after
shaves-can harm a child if con-
registration information, con
tact the Cooperative Extension
Office at (717) 421-6430 or stop
by the Penn State Cooperative
Extension Office located on
Route 611 North, Stroudsburg to
see project samples.
All Gardens
Great & Small
York Co
Horticultural Agenl
Tom Becker
Tips For Planting Bulbs in
Patio Containers
Tulips, daffodils, and other
bulb flowers are planted in the
late fall for enjoyment in the
spring. Plant in the landscape or
in containers suited for entry
ways, decks, patios, and bal
Any container makes a useful
planter. Try objects out of the
ordinary like old wooden wheel
barrows, retired truck tires,
wash tubs, a child’s wagon, milk
crates, or old fixtures.
These outdoor containers
must have drainage holes to pre
vent root rot. If you love a pot,
but it has no drainage hole, drill
a hole in the bottom or use it as
a “cache” pot to hold smaller
“liner” pots or trays with their
own drainage holes.
For best results, elevate the
“liner” pot by placing it on a
brick or inverted cup set within
the outer pot. Position it above
water that might accumulate at
the bottom. This accumulated
drainage water may need
removed periodically from the
outer pot.
Any type of hard spring flow
ering bulb grows in a container.
An easy and popular planting
method is called the “double
decker” technique. The planting
is done in layers. First, plant a
sumed. Be sure these items are
kept out of reach of children,
half-empty beverage glasses
should be emptied before you go
to bed at night to prevent an
early-rising child from sampling
the drink.
•Hang holiday decorations
up high. Tell children to "look,
but don't touch" the Christmas
tree, but be sure a parent or
other responsible adult keeps an
eye on very young children when
they are near the tree
• Do not use lighted candles,
angel hair (spun glass), or
sharply-pointed objects for deco
Keep children away from
woodbuming stoves, fireplaces,
and kitchen stoves.
layer of tall-growing bulbs, such
as tulips, eight inches deep in a
container. Cover with three
inches of soil, add a layer of low
growing bulbs such as crocus
and cover with another five
inches of soil. Lastly add an inch
of mulch. Water well after plant
It is possible to plant lots of
bulbs in 7 one large container by
incorporating several layers of
bulbs. Select and plant bulbs by
their blooming period. Select
bulbs that bloom at different
periods—early, mid, and late
season. As a result a colorful
combination of colors occur.
Three types of bulbs provide
weeks of successive spring color.
Protect the containers in the
spring to keep the bulbs from
freezing. This is normally not a
problem with bulbs planted in
the garden. Move small contain
ers to a sheltered area or an
unheated garage or shed. Large
containers do not require cold
protection. Wrap containers in
burlap or blister wrap, or set
containers in bales of mulch hay
or straw.
Any questions can be directed
to Thomas S. Becker, Horticult
ural Agent, Penn State
Cooperative Extension, York
County (717) 840-7408 or Email
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