Luna Re­union—May 26

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board or grow cloth. Plas­tic is not sug­gested as the wa­ter can­not per­me­ate the plas­tic.

I strongly sug­gest a bub­bling hose on a timer. Set up the wa­ter sys­tem be­fore plant­ing, and you will save a lot of heartache.

At the end of the sea­son, the straw will be re­duced to great com­post. Use it to grow pota­toes or spread it in pots or gar­dens.

Good straw bales are avail­able from feed stores, farm­ers mar­kets, and deal­ers. Look for tight bales. Do not use any straw that has been sprayed with 2-4-D, a her­bi­cide that kills weeds in crops. It will kill your straw bale gar­den. I can usu­ally find bales for around $5.00. Dis­col­ored bales and bales that have been wet are ok, but ask for a price re­duc­tion. Do not use hay or grass. They con­tain seeds and will not be good in a gar­den. The book, Straw Bale Gar­dens, by Joel Karsten is a great source, or visit straw­gar­dens.com.

Don­ald N. Brown was raised on a potato farm in Idaho, and has gar­dened all his life. He owned a fer­til­izer busi­ness in Ari­zona, help­ing grow­ers of cot­ton, grain, al­falfa, veg­etable crops, corn, and fruit crops. He has grown with straw bales for three years and con­tin­ues to be amazed at how much he learns ev­ery year. He cur­rently lives in Luna, New Mex­ico.

●◊● by Robert Ni­colds

As the years go by many of our for­mer res­i­dents pass away, and we wish that we had made an ef­fort to get to­gether with them be­fore that hap­pened. So a group of peo­ple have planned a re­union—a re­union for any­one who has ever lived in Luna— it doesn't mat­ter how old, or how young. In fact, the more the mer­rier and we hope to re­new ac­quain­tances from times past and re­call good times we had "back when".

The re­union will be held Satur­day, May 26, 10 AM (New Mex­ico time) at the Luna Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. We en­cour­age you to join us. There will be vis­it­ing, sto­ries from the past, games, mu­sic, a bar­be­cue beef din­ner at 1 PM, an auc­tion to help pay for the event, door prizes, fam­ily his­to­ries, and a dance from 7 to 9 PM.

Please bring lawn chairs, wa­ter bot­tles, a large potluck dish (side dish or dessert), pictures from the past, a door prize to do­nate if you choose to do so, and a dessert or other auc­tion item. Also, please spread the word—we are mak­ing an ef- fort to con­tact ev­ery­one who ever lived here, but need help. Or if you have names and ad­dresses, email them or give me a call.

We would ap­pre­ci­ate help with the plans and prepa­ra­tions, so if you can and are will­ing, please con­tact Al­berta (For­tune) Ni­colds at 575-5472476 or rni­colds@gi­lanet.com.

This if the first Luna Re­union—if there is enough in­ter­est we may do it again! We hope to see you there. ◊●◊

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