Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

I will always choose local


August 18, 2021

I usually grow a big garden -- corn, potatoes, peas, beans, squash, and the like.

This year I didn’t.

So little rain fell in April and May that it seemed a good idea to skip gardening, and concentrate on fishing instead.

I did plant a row of tomatoes and peppers, and I’m growing some pole beans, but that’s it. I just didn’t want to fight the drought. Instead I gave in.

My yard dried out and yellowed a month ago. There’s no grass to mow, but I still knock down the weeds every couple of weeks.

When I let the dogs out in the morning they kick up little clouds of dust as they race aro...

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