The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Columns

August 1, 2013

Rick Bramwell: Something for everyone at the State Fair

Again this year, I will be working at the Indiana State Fair as an escort.

More specifically, I escort bands to the WFMS Free Stage and the Main Street Stage. I guide the acts through foot traffic to the backstage areas where they can unload instruments and equipment. I love the atmosphere of the fair and enjoy being there. My home base is the Gate 16 area.

The DNR Building is one of my favorite attractions. This year, interpretive naturalists from across Indiana will talk about snakes you might encounter in the Hoosier State.

Take your kids to the Fishing Pond and let them experience the joy of catching fish. The fish I like are in the holding pools and large aquariums. My favorite is the redear sunfish.

The “Taste of the Wild” cookout is this coming Saturday at 11 a.m.

All three events will be adjacent to the air-conditioned Natural Resources Building, the hub of DNR State Fair activities. Check dnr.IN.gov/statefair for the entire DNR schedule.

The soil in my garden is harder than the times in 1929. Three years ago I piled sand in one corner. I used it to blend with the clay in hopes of creating a more workable garden. That corner is just a little higher than the rest of the soil.

In late spring, I planted a row of sunflower seeds along the west edge of the garden; this, in hopes of attracting doves during the upcoming September season. Apparently, I dropped a seed in the sand corner. The sunflower growing out of the sand is twice as tall and three times the diameter of the plants growing in the supposedly more fertile soil.

Perhaps, the root system was allowed to grow deeper in the sandy soil and pick up more moisture; just a guess.

Text Only
Columns
Featured Ads
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium
Front page
Poll

Do you think school is starting too early?

Yes, it shouldn't start until after Labor Day.
Yes, it shouldn't start for another week or so.
No, it's about right.
Not sure.
     View Results