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14 -November 01, 2012 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook erative Extension Service tato is harvested leading to COOPERATIVE serve all people regardless decay in storage. EXTENSION of race, color, age, sex, reli- SERVICE gion, disability or national origin. : Kentucky fruit and UNIVERSITY OF vegetable myths KENTUCKY" I College of Agriculture There are many myths and old wives tales con- cerning fruit and vegetable Gary Hamilton crops that have become Cooperative Extention part of Kentucky lore. Sev- Agent for Agriculture and eral myths that still exist Natural Resources today involve grape color- Martha Perkins ation and fall frosts. Cooperative Extention A number of grape grow- Agent for Family and ers believe that it is neces- Com'umerSciences sary to pick the leaves off the vine to expose the grape clusters to the sun so 4-H Country Ham the grapes will color. This Project myth probably originated from growers removing Participation in the 4-H leaves to improve air-circu- Country Ham Project has lation and reduce fruit rot. nearly doubled each year The truth is grapes--with since the first competi- the exception of the seed- Homemaker Holiday ~:~ " Bazaar The Bath County Home- makers Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, No- vember 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bath County Ag Center. Tables for crafters or bakers are available for $25 each. Tables should be reserved with payment by the first week in November. Con- tact the Bath County Ex- tension Office at 674-6121 for more information. Pump.s For many of us, pump- kins, especially when baked into pies, are an es- sential part of fall and the holidays. Luckily for us, they are also packed full of carving pumpkins because they contain less water and the flesh is sweeter. without all the fat, You can Bath County Farmers funds areused to support also cut back on the sugar, were recognized for equestrian activities and reducing the amount by completing The Kentucky events that specifically twenty-five percent. Master Stocker Coursebenefit the horse industry. It's important to appreci- presented by the Univer- Rewards of twenty-five ate the difference between sity of Kentucky Coopera- cents for each proof of put- what we think of as carv- rive Extension Service. Chase seal and ten dollars ing pumpkins and cook- This was an 8 sessionfor each ton of bulk feed hag pumpkins. The best training program that cov- are paid by the coopera- carving pumpkins are the ered: Enterprise Budget- tive directly to the organi- large, dark orange variety, hag & Cost of Production; zation. Cooking pu/npkins, on Marketing; Economic "Our top One thousand the other hand, are typi- Risk Management Tools; customers represent cally smaller and lighter in Animal Handling, Trans- more than 630,000 bags color. They're denser than ' porting & Welfare; Forage of feed and nearly 2,400 Management; Health tons of bulk feed annu- Management; Environ- ally," said Jim Moore, vice Choose a pumpkin with a fresh, green stem. A brown, dry stem indi- cates that the pumpkin was picked a while ago. Look for a pumpkin with one to two inches of stem left. If the stem is cut down low, the pumpkin may de- cay more quickly. Avoid pumpkins with blemishes and soft spots, and store your pumpkin in a cool, five event took place at less Reliance variety--do nutrition. The first pump- the Kentucky State Fair not need sunlight to color, kin "pie" was served when in 1999. With encourage- In fact, the fruit will color the early American colo- dry place. Dampness will ment and support fromjust fine when covered, nists sliced off a pumpkin cause it to rot premature- the Kentucky Country Home grape growers cantop, removed the seeds, ly. Stored correctly, your Ham Producers, the proj- staple a. bag over each and filled the insides with ect started with 38 4-H cluster which keeps off milk, spices and honey. members from five coun- birds, insects and diseases The pumpkin was then pumpkin could last from 60 to 90 days. To prepare fresh pump- kin puree, start by remov- ing the seeds and stringy membrane. Cut the pump- kin meat into pieces, then boil the pieces in a large saucepan until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Peel the outer skin and place the cooked meat into ties, and has grown to 115 participants from 14 coun- ties this year. You might be wondering why participa- tion in the country ham project has increased so much. One reason is that this food-oriented project and reduces their spray program. Frost has a tendency to concern many produc- ers. Some people believe greens become poison- ous after a frost. Greens like mustard, kale and collards actually develop baked in hot coals. Pumpkins are packed with vitamins and fiber, and they're low in calo- ries. A half-cup serving contains less than 50 calo- ries and delivers between three and five grams of dietary fiber, about 20% mental Compliance & president of the South- Best Management Prac-ern States Feed Division. rices and Nutrition Man- 'q hat translates into more agement. Pictured from than 180,000 dollars which Left to Right are Mickey could go a long way toward Staton, Mike Amburgey, supporting these non-prof- Jacky Watson, Wayne horse organizations." Watson, Terry Winkler, ! "No other feed company Hugh Wilder and Andy has supported the horse Newport. Other Bath industry more than South- Countians completing the ern States," explained Jes- course but not pictured sica Lohman, livestock include: Betty Bailey, Sid marketing manager for and Viola Brantly, Mike the cooperative, ' vVe Bach and Dale Houn. veloped the S.H.O.W. Pro- gram to provide all non- profit horse associations and clubs with their very own sponsorship tools." Response to the pro- gram from non-profit or- vanizations has been posi- e. I 'Tfe count on the pro- Support Your Lo- ceeds from the S.H.O.W. cal Horse Club with Program to assist us in our S.H.O.W. Program yearly activities and pro- Donations grams," said Scott Mallory, president of the Kentucky is different from tradi- a more enhanced flavorof the U.S. Department of a blender or food proces- With the approaching Thoroughbred Farm Man- tional production agricul- after a frost. Cool temper- Agriculture's dietary ref- sor. Youql get about a cup "season of giving", South- agers Club. 'Tne generos- ture competitions. Mem- atures slow the internal erence intake (DRD forof pumpkin puree for each ern States Cooperative is ity of the farms who par- bers don't need any initial respiration of the greens, adults. Plus fresh pump- pound of pumpkin. Usetaking its support of the ticipate in this with their background, because they allowing more sugars to kin contains half the DRI the puree as your recipe horse industry to a new proof of purchase seals start from the ground up accumulate, making them of vitamin A. vitamin A is suggests, or use it as a level. Beginning in early and the financial support and are taught everything slightly sweeter. One ex- essential for maintaining one-to-one substitute for November, Southern of Southern States is vital they need to know. This ception, however, is rhu- good vision, proper bone any recipe calling for solid States will ask its top 1,000 to our organization." project involves a great barb, which becomes toxic and tooth development pack canned pumpkin (1 horse feed customers to For more information deal of hands-on experi- after exposure to a hard and a healthy immune sys- cup puree equals 1 cup donate proof of purchase about donating to S.H.O.W. ence; members are shown freeze, tem. Some research hascanned). The puree freez- seals from bagged and Program clubs and organi- what to do, but do their Myths involving frostedsuggested that vitamin A es well. bulk feeds to any of more zations visit www.south. own work. No matter how - sweet potato roots also ernstates.com/SHOW or long 4-Hers partidpate, your local Southern States feed dealer. exist. Many producers they learn something new believe that sweet potato each year. roots become poisonousdisrupting the processes all people regardless of If you know a after a frost, but they actu- that turn normal cells into race, color, age, sex, reli- 4-Her who is interested in ally just rot. Sweet potatoes malignant ones. gion, disability or national starting a Country Hamare warm season crops To keep pumpkin treatsorigin. Project or you need more and will not tolerate a vine- as healthy as possible, re- information, contact the killing frost. Producers duce the fat in your reci-Master Stocker Bath County 4-H Office at should worry about frost pes. For instance, you can Graduates 606-674-6121 and ask for injuring the sweet potatoes substitute evaporated skim Tcren#,iClemons, Bath where they attach to the milk in place of sweetened At a recent meeting of Co. HRgent. duca on- vine. This injury events condensed milk. You get the Bath County Cattle- V l [ n Ffr eqC0 p-heafing a t th eet s, ii6: ::e6n I te cy man's Association these r i . ..... @ inhibits certain cancers, Educational programs of than 400 non-profit horse including lung, skin and di- the Kentucky Cooperative associations and clubs who gestive system cancers, by Extension Service serve participate in the Southern States S.H.O.W. (Special 234 Hwy 36, Frenchburg 768'2887 448 Main St., West Liberty 743-1156 Monday - Friday 10AM - 6PM Saturday 10AM - 2PM www.thepaisleyposey.com Like us on FACEBOOK We carry fresh & silk floral arrangements, candy arrangements, balloons, gift baskets, plush animals, home d6cor & decorating, wreaths, mesh, ribbon, @ green/blooming plants and gifts for all ages and are occasions. 10AM - 2PM @ Saturday, November 1Oth - Frenchburg Saturday, November 17th - West Liberty Stop in and see our new Christmas gift and d6cor line as well as our Christmas Wreaths and arrangements. 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