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Hays Free Press May 22, 2013 NEIGHBORS Page 3C Making Memories 8 Securing Futures! A ffateinal benefit for HeR NN SONS members ages 9~13 CALL AN AGENT TODAY! Richard & Susan Skanse 512-312-2431 www.hermannsons.org COURTESY PHOTOS Buda Boy Scout Asa Turner from Troop 218 flashes a smile from the cockpit of Scout Master and pilot Codie Smith's plane. Asa recently earned his Aviation merit badge along with CJ McFarland and Casper Smith. SUBMITTED REPORT ':; If you looked to the skies ~n a recent Sunday afternoon, you might have seen Boy Scouts from Buda's Troop 218 t~arning their Aviation merit ,badge. One of the scouts, Asa Turner, recently participated in the aviation class offered at UT's Merit Badge University , tlnd was ready to visit an air- port. ,,: Codie Smith, Troop 218's ~coutmaster, is a licensed pilot ~ind offered to arrange a flight ~r Asa - and any other scouts who were interested. i "The Scouting program aims to broaden horizons; to give these young men expo- sure to many different interest areas." Smith said. '~nd, it's amazing what doors of op- portunity will open when you wear a Boy Scout uniform." Two other Troop 218 scouts, CI McFarland and Casper Smith, joined Asa on his first flight. Smith's former flight instructor, Barb MacLeod ~f Above & Beyond Avia- tion, walked the three scouts CJ McFarland of Buda Boy Scout Troop 218 walks through a pre-flight in- spection. He is one of three scouts so far to earn his Aviation merit badge. through a complete pre-flight Casperadded,"Itlookedjust inspection. The four then took like Google Maps up there!" to the skies for a short cross- Troop 218 has three more country flight. Departing from scouts who have since ex- Austin Bergstrom, they made pressed interest and will soon stops at the Lockhart and Tay- be earning their wings. Smith lor airports before returning, offered to arrange flights for Each of the three scouts got to anyone interested, Scouts or sit in the pilot's seat and fly the otherwise. plane for one leg of the trip. "I love flying and I'll jump at "That was so cool!" Asa re- the chance to share that with plied when asked about his anyone who is willing," Smith flight, said. 1 Reach thousands of potential customers for $25 a week in the Hays Free Press and All Around Hays Service Directory. Call Suzanne at 512-268-7862 or email paper@haysfreepress.com It's About Thyme :Continued from pg. 1C "the high-tech underground isystems with their automatic timers, pop-up sprinklers and rotors. All of these simply throw water in the air in the hope that some of it might ben- efit the turf, flowerbeds and plants that it lands on. Drip irrigation, however, is a focused technique that supplies the right amount of water directly to the plant's base. Plants love it, and Will show their gratitude by flourishing through these hot summer months. To set up a drip system, connect a soft poly pipe to your water faucet, and run the pipe along the soil surface. The next step is to punch 'emitters' into this pipe at the base of each plant. Gardeners often use mulch 4o cover the pipe and emit- ters to further conserve mois- ture. Some other benefits of drip irrigation: 1. You save water (and therefore money) since there's no evaporative loss to the air. It all goes directly to the plants. i 2. Water is added to the ~otl slowly. This reduces and often eliminates water loss due to run off. 3. Weeds don't get watered as much. 4. Plant diseases, like powdery mildew, are kept at a minimum because foliage is kept dry. 5. Water can be tailored to individual plant needs. Water loving plants can be given more by adding extra emit- ters, while xeriscape plants have less. 6. Best of all, drip irriga- tion is easy to install for both existing flower beds and veg- etable gardens. Often there is no trenching and existing automatic systems can be adapted easily. When we combine drip irrigation with native and adaptive plant species, we can then all make the very best use of water.., our most precious resource. Happy Gardening every- one! If you have a question, send it to me via mail: iathyme@ yahoo.com. (Please put 'Ask Chris Winslow' in the subject line.) Or mail your letter or postcard to: Ask Chris Win- slow. It's About Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www.itsaboutthyme. com Montage Continued from pg. 1C preserve every week) hosted a Rose-breasted Grosbeak week before last. i Our oval driveway hosted a Screech Owl and her cute lit- :tle owlet last week. She flew as ~ve drove in, with the little one ]eft behind. As we reversed, neighbors walking in the moon light gave word, "She has been bringing it food." We knew to leave the baby alone so she could return and to tend to it. Interestingly enough, that very day my OwlShack from Cliff Shackeford (www. owlshack.com) arrived and RonTom installed it on a tree by the driveway, where we can see it from the kitchen and our office. Stay tuned for updates on bird sightings and whatever else pertains to Mountain City neighbors made possible by tidbits supplied by readers like you. Email ptom5678@gmail. corn or leave a message at 512-268-5678. Carver's ritter Sitter For the comfort of your beloved pet. 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