The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Time to plant a row of purple top turnips: With the last week of August approaching, it’s time to plant a row of purple top turnips for some gre...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Francisco News

Well, it’s full steam ahead for the Second Annual Farmfest. Even though the Stokes County Board of Commissioners has postponed the decision for ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Day of the Total Eclipse of the Sun: on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a red-letter day on the solar calendar will be next Monday. The partial eclipse of the ...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Commercialization of the masses

Commercialization of the masses

I study historic Christian revivals, and it always amazes me how people would tarry in prayer meetings for hours—sometimes all night. One witnes...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Francisco News

Can you believe it? School will be starting soon. Patrick County started last week! Be sure to look for the “little ones” that are waiting...

August 15th, 2017 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Keeping the summer hummers humming: The hummingbirds in late summer are buzzing, chasing and fuming at the feeders. We can help them in their quest fo...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Francisco News

Well, we finally received some rain! It seemed all the areas around here had brief showers here and there, but not us. We’ve already gotten more...

August 8th, 2017 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

The last hurrah of summer’s Dog Days: There is still more than a week of Dog Days left as we move on into the month of August. The heat bears do...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Francisco news

Hello August! Fall is just around the corner. Do you ever wonder where the time goes? I still find myself writing “May” on my checks and i...

August 1st, 2017 |  


A very “Frank” discussion

A very “Frank” discussion

July was slouching along in its typical sweltering fashion a few Tuesday afternoons ago. It was one of those lazy summer days when I wished to be a ch...

August 1st, 2017 |