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The Whitehurst Diaries: Spring brings new promise

Another delightful photo essay, with Springtime in Gradyville and Willis the Cat
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By Sharon Whitehurst

Tilling the garden ready for spring planting has always been an inspiring chore. Memories of the prior season's failures are pushed to the back of the mind--the crops that didn't produce well, the squash vine borers, the weeks when drought held sway.

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Whitehurst Diaries: Willis the Cat looking for good to do



2012-02-29 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Willis the Cat was anxious to put the loosened dirt to his own particular uses and stomped off in a snit when he was encouraged to get out of the way of the tractor. - Sharon Whitehurst

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Whitehurst Diaries: Spring Plowing in Gradyville, KY



2012-02-29 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
The scent of freshly turned soil is heady, conjuring visions of juicy tomatoes, fat muskmelons, corn on the cob. The aches and pains of weeding and hoeing, the hours spent in a steamy kitchen with kettles and canners, all seem a reasonable price to pay for a garden.

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The Whitehurst Diaries: Willis helps with quilting



2012-02-29 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Willis took an interest in quilting last month and offered to help, but his enthusiasm was taken amiss by the resident quilt maker. -Sharon Whitehurst

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The Whitehurst Diaries: Willis, pleased with himself



2012-02-29 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Willis has had an easy winter, often scooting in the back door when Jim fetches wood, sprawling on the rug in front of the fireplace or curling up in a convenient corner. - Sharon Whitehurst

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