This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I finished the tomatoes from my garden today. I never thought I would still have garden fresh tomatoes long after the sweet potatoes, squash, and rutabagas were gone.
They tasted just as good as they look, but then some of the tomatoes from the store do not have much taste this time of the year either.

With the warmer weather the roads are mostly clear of snow and ice and I can ride a bike again.
As I was out getting some exercise today, I saw an opossum near Sealy Spring. I rarely see these guys except as road kill. They are mostly nocturnal, but apparently they do come out during the daytime in winter warm ups.
You probably know that they are marsupials. Did you know that they are immune to rattlesnake poison and prey on rattlesnakes (and copperheads and water moccasins)?

There is a new on-line Jasper County newspaper that seems to be about a week old. Right now it does not seem to have much original content and I do not like the layout. We will see how it develops. Maybe it will become really good and then I can quit blogging because there will be nothing for me to write about. Another on-line newspaper started a few weeks ago on Facebook covering the news from Lake Village. The Morocco Times on Facebook has been around for at least a year, but it also has a print presence. Will the social media give the old print media a run for its money?

Speaking of Facebook, I see Little Indiana has passed the 1000 "like" mark. Fair Oaks Farms is approaching 5000. Rensselaer Adventures only has 226. Maybe if I had better content there, I would have more "likes."

Update: Fountain Stone Theater just hit 5000 friends, probably the most of any Rensselaer entity.


Anonymous said...

Think you have more then shows up. There are people like my classmates, my self and friends that have your blog as our home page. We all think you are great. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I was excited about the newspaper, until I visited the site. Terrible format in my opinion. We'll see where it goes.....