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PAGE 6A CLUB NEWS THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017 ANNIVERSARY LOVINA'S AMISH KITCHEN Busy spnng days mean accepting that one person can't do everything It is past time for me to get this column on its way. There's so much that should be done, but a person can only do so much. One day at a time! We did manage to get our windows cleaned on Saturday. It doesn't take long for them to get dirty, especially because of the rainy weather and running the coal stove. We haven't had any heat in the house for several weeks now. On a few of the colder mornings, it would have felt good to have some! The propane lights heat up the house. We Use a lot more battery lights on days that we don't need heat. My husband Joe, our sons and son-in-law Mose have planted some garden. This is the first year I haven't helped plant. I'm not complaining if I don't need to help! But we will still have the big garden to plant, so I'll get my chance. They planted red potatoes, onions, radishes, lettuce and cucumbers. I'm not sure if they have any corn planted yet. I need to go get more seeds so we can finish the planting. This week I have been busy sewing for the wed- ding next week. I have Loretta's dress, cape and apron done. I hope to sew Verena's today and hopefully I'll get started on mine. I sewed Ben- jamin, 17, a pair of dress pants. He also needs work pants. Laundry needs to be done today, but I am wait- ing to see what the weather is going to be. It is very windy and the sun comes out a little bit and then it rains a little. We are enjoying asparagus from our garden. I like to fLx it several different ways. Joe reminded me last night that we have rhubarb ready to use. I did get the hint that he's hungry for rhubarb custard pie! Loretta, 16, and I are alone today. The rest of the family are either at work or at school. Joseph, 14, reminded me this morning that he only has thirty more days of school left. He is in eighth grade, so this will complete his school years. He signed up to help detassel corn this summer. Jo- seph is tall for his age, so he will find that helpful when he works in the corn fields. Yesterday daughter Elizabeth and Abigail came for the day, Abigail is getting everywhere on her tummy. She scoots herself around, and so I need to keep my floors clean! Abigail is grow- ing up with Yorkie dogs, so she wasn't scared of Verena's new little Yorkie, Ricky. Ricky is doing great and is doing well with the potty training. He likes to hide from us. His favorite place to hide is under Joe's recliner, where he peeks out at us. Yesterday everyone was looking for him. A few decided to look outside, because he loves to slip out when someone goes through the door. 1 looked around the living room and bedroom. I happened to look back and he was following me. We are looking forward to meeting the read- ers in South Holland, Ill., this Saturday. Our good friend Ruth is once again doing so much for us. Since we live several hours from South Holland, she will come get us Friday evening and then we will stay at her house for the night and go to the book signing on Saturday. Joe, daughters Verena and Lovina and sons Joseph and Kevin are plan- i : Posing in the mailboxes: Izzy has been Elizabeth's Yorkie for many years, and puppy Ricky (also a Yorkie) has just joined the Eicher family as Verena's special pet. nil]g to go with me. Loretta and Dustin will go help set up Wedding tables on Saturday for his brother Jake's wedding. This will be at Jake's girlfriend's parent's house, which is about one and one-half hours from here. Jake is the first of Dustin's siblings to get married, so this will make a big change for their family. With all of us leaving, that will put son Benja- min in charge of doing the chores here at home, Mose and Susan will be here to help him. I'll share Uncle Solomon's horseradish recipe. Joe and I made some to serve with the colored eggs at Easter. Our horseradish plant is really big already. God bless you all! HEW ARRIVALS Uncle Solomon's Homemade Horseradish horseradish root 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon sugar pinch of salt Clean and chop horseradish root very fine. Combine vinegar, water, sugar and pinch of salt, adding only enough horseradish to make it the thickness you like. Add more sugar or salt to taste. Store in sealed container and refrigerate or use immediately. GOODWIN SENIOR DINING Lovina Eicher is an Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and mother of eight. She is the co-au- thor of three cookbooks; her new cookbook, The Essedtial Amish Kitchen, is available from 800- 245-7894. Readers can write to Eicher at PO Box 1689, South Holland, IL 60473 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply) or at YARD AND GARDEN Successfully Planting Trees during Spring What is the proper way to plant a contain- What is the proper way to plant a balled er-grown tree? and burlapped tree? When planting a container-grown tree, dig a Dig a hole that is two to three times wider than hole that is two to three times wider than the di- the diameter of the tree's rootball. The depth of ameter of the container. The depth of the hole the hole should be two to three inches less than should be two to three inches less than the height the height of the rootball. Slope the sides of of the soil ball. Slope the sides of the hole so the the hole so the top of the hole is several inches top is several inches wider than the bottom. In wider than the bottom. In poorly drained soils, poorly drained soils, the depth of the hole should the depth of the planting hole should be approxi- be approximately two-thirds of the height of the mately two-thirds of the height of the rootball. soil ball. Grasping the tree's rootball, carefully lower Once the hole has been prepared, carefully lay the tree into the hole. The top of the rootball the tree on its side. Tap the sides of the container should be two to three inches above the sur- to loosen the soil ball from the container, then rounding soil line. In poorly drained sites, the slide the tree out of its container. All containers top one-third of the rootball should be above should be removed, even purportedly plantable the surrounding soil. Make sure the trunk is containers. If the sides of the soil ball are a mass straight. Then, begin backfilling with the origi- of roots, carefully shave off the outer one-half nal soil. Firm the backfill soil in the hole with to one inch of the soil ball with a sharp spade your hands. or saw. Place the tree in the hole. The top of the When the "planting hole is half-full, cut and re- soil ball should be two to three inches above the move the twine. Also, cut away and remove the surrounding soil. In poorly drained sites, the top burlap on the top one-third to one-half of the one-third of the soil ball should stick above the rootball. If the rootball is in a wire basket, re- surrounding soil. move the top one-third to one-half of the basket. Gradually fill the hole with soil. With each Completely fill the remainder of the hole with new addition of soil, firm it in place with your soil. Place soil up to the top of the football and hands. Place soil to the top of the soil ball and gradually slope it down to the surrounding soil gradually slope it down to the surrounding soil. line. Once planted, thoroughly water the tree. Once planted, water thoroughly. 50th Anniversary Richard L. and Mary C, Craig will celebrate their 50th wedcling anniversary by renewing their vows on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the 7:30 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Iowa City. A family brunch will foUow. Richard Craig and Mary Kinney were married May 6, 1967 at St. Patrick's Church. Their family includes sons Dan R. Craig, wife Tina, children Shelby, Danielle, Heather; Matt C. Craig, son Colton; Travis J. Craig, wife Autumn, children Kellen, Amelia; Kyler. Cards may be sentto Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Craig, 159 Appa- noose Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240 Kenneth Wayne Ropp Marlin and Esther Lou R0pp of Kalona are the parents of a son, Kenneth Wayne, born April 4, 2017: Grandparents are Norman and Mary Jane Ropp and Lloyd and Vesta Mast, all of Kalona. Joni Miller Cecil and Verna Miller of Sigourney are the parents of a son, Joni, born March 31, 2017. Grandparents are Mrs. Elsie Miller and Monroe C. and Freda Miller, all of Kalona.. Tabitha Dawn Borntrager Nelson and Betty Sue Borntrager of Kalona are the parents of a daughter, Tabitha Dawn, born March 29, 2017. Grandparents are Mrs. Edna Borntrager and Cephas and Emma Yoder all of Kalona. Great-grandparents are Chris and Eldora Yoder of Kalona. Jason Lavon Yoder Norman and Cynthia Yoder of Kalona are the parents of a son, Jason Lavon, born March 30, 2017. Grandparents are Albert and Mary Ellen Yoder and Fred and Mary Pearl Mast all of Kalona. Great-grandparents are Noah and Sarah Yoder of Chouteau, Okla- homa. May 8 - 12 Monday - Ham & potato chowder, toss salad, garlic bread, yo- gurt & cookie Tuesday - Beef luncheon, mashed potato w/white gravy, green beans, oranges Wednesday- Roast beef, baked potato half, broccoli raisin salad, strawberry dream dessert Thursday - Sweet & sour pork, rice, winter mix, baked cinna- mon apples Friday - Goulash, broccoli, chop salad, cheesy biscuit, mixed fruit Anyone is welcome. Call 646-2711 by 9:00 a.m. to make a reserva- tion. Meals are $5.00. 9 a.m. - Exercise Time- 9:30 a.m. - Coffeetime LONE TREE SENIOR DINING May8- 12 Monday: Tuna salad sandwich, mixed veggies, tropical fruit, pudding Tuesday: Sliced ham, 1/2 baked potato, corn, pineapple Wednesday: Swedish meatballs with noodles, winter mix veg- gies, rosy applesauce, cookies Thursday: Chicken parmigiana, fresh salad, 1/2 banana, garlic bread Friday: Grilled pork ribeye, cabbage salad, apricots, dessert All meals are served with whole wheat bread, margarine and 2 % milk unless noted. For reservations call 629-5144. The HJ Club met April 20 at Joan Sojka's home. Hostesses were Marjorie Hora and Doris Yeggy. There were 11 members and two guests: Ann Yeggy and Joan Sojka present. Roll call was a bad scare. Entertainment included identifying old radio and TV ad- vertising slogans. Marjorie displayed her hobby: hearts, flowers, wall decorations and other items crafted from barbed wire. 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