• bcroucher posted an update 5 years ago

    Just finished up at Master’s conference. Very good workshops with lots of information.

  • bcroucher posted an update 5 years, 9 months ago

    Just finished up a busy weekend. Did a presentation at the Monroe Co. NY Pomona 120 Anniverary, then on to Rural Life Suday Service and finished up on Monday with a reception to conclude our Grange/Library quilt drawing drawing and presentation of our Community Citizen Award.

  • Sharon and I are setting up for the State Grange Lecturer’s Conference tomorrow. Art and photo judging as well as the talent show. This is combine with family activities who are doing the craft contest . Each will have some workshops. I’m scheduled to do some information on the use of the Grange emblem and the registered trademark symbol.

  • Just returned from a regional legislative day. Had an assembly member who is a Granger and a state senator as presenters. There was also a local represntative from the Governors office. Mandate relief and state budget were main topics of the day.

  • Had about 100 at the egg hunt today. Best weather in the last four years, about 40 and no rain or snow. Hope to improve some more next year. We spend several days getting ready and the eggs are all gone in about half hour. Lots of smiling faces

  • Got the eggs done. Had 11 people, kept the load even.

  • Clifton Springs Grange members are coming to our house to put prizes in the 3000 eggs we use for our hunt this coming Saturday. We get to eat any left over chocolate

  • Finally got our my press release about NY testimony on the 2012 farm bill. Had some good quotes from Ed L, Steve Coye and Dick Church

  • Anyone else have a problem with Box Elder Beetles? Most sprays are not able to be ordered in New York. Been using something called Box Elder BeGone. Leaves a mess on windows.

  • Called daughter Kari this AM to wish her a Happy b’day. Nice day here in NY so will be doing some lawn “pick-up” lots of branches down from recent winds

  • Finished doiing labels in our dictionaries so we can distribute tomorrow. Alsways a great time

  • Just finished cleaning out the Bluebird boxes. Hope I get some pairs this year

  • Have been reading A. Grosh’s book “Mentor in the Granges and Homes of P of H”1876. Has some very interesting ideas. Only on early part where he is talking about the origins and history of Grange. Also includes some of Anson Bartletts comments on women in Grange

  • Finished putting together the State Grange Newsletter yesterday. Slightly delayed because of the Moster’s Conference.

  • bcroucher changed their profile picture 5 years, 11 months ago

  • Finally got this to work for me. We have also got the clifton springs grange facebook page going. Had a good visit to DC. Read some of OH Kelleys letters, very interesting