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Help With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Help With Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Sparkles, glitter and bright lights of the holidays are over, replaced by gray, gloomy, snowy, rainy/icy weather.  Yay.  It’s January, probably the gloomiest month of the year for many. It’s cold out and the sun seems to have taken a well-deserved vacation.  Outdoor activities are limited (unless you have lots of thermals), and your house is your new best friend. For many, the effects of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) kicks in high gear.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be a severe condition that should not be ignored. Shorter daylight hours and less sunlight during the winter months don’t help...

The Month Before Christmas

The Month Before Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas and all through the Co-opAll the employees were stirring, and probably some mice tooThe stockings were hung, in the offices with careIn hopes that Santa Dave would soon be there The staff were all nestled, all snug in their departmentsWhile vision of sugar cookies and gifts danced in their headsThey are stocking the shelves and propane being scheduled and deliveredThey are getting ready for Christmas and a long cold winter All at once, out in the yard, there arose such a clatterThe employees ran to the doorway to see what was the matterAway to the...

Hello November

Hello November

This month is one that is jam packed full…so much is going on.  It’s an exciting time because people everywhere are preparing for the holidays, our hunters are preparing for hunting season and our farmers are doing their fieldwork, spraying and equipment clean up.  ALSO – It’s Election Day on Nov. 8th.  Make sure your voice is heard and get out and VOTE! With so much to do, luckily, we gain an extra hour of sleep on Nov 6th to have the energy to do it all! At the Marshall County Co-op, we are also busy with our propane sales...

Happy October and Happy Fall

Happy October and Happy Fall

How excited are you about it being October?  The thrill of no more hot, humid days and the thought of cool, crisp days and nights are enough to make anyone happy!  I enjoy driving and looking at how the summer porch and yard decorations are slowly coming down, being replaced by fall colors and decorations.  I truly think that by this time of the year, people have had enough of summer and are ready to move on.    Of course, we all know that fall, being as beautiful as it, is just a preview of the upcoming cold, snowy season.  But...

Propane News at Marshall County Co-Op

Propane News at Marshall County Co-Op

SO much is going on with the Marshall County Co-op.  The big news is, of course, Propane related.  After all, Propane is the Co-op’s main lifeline! They just opened up a satellite propane plant in New Martinsville!  One of the reasons a propane plant was put there is because of the growth opportunity in that area and to be able to better serve Wetzel and Tyler Counties. It also cuts their costs and time involved of transporting propane from Moundsville to those areas.  This move will now ensure the residents of Wetzel and Tyler Counties complete access to propane without...

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

Can you believe it is August?  Where has this year gone?  Time just seems to fly by anymore.  The positive part?  Football season is rapidly approaching!! And hopefully bringing with it cooler days and nights. But for now, it is still Sweaty, Sunshiny and Hot! And speaking of positive parts, your garden should be in full bounty mode by now. Your zucchinis, tomatoes and cucumbers are plotting a take-over of the rest of your garden plants, and your peppers and squash are enthusiastically growing closer and closer to each other.  Some plants suddenly may appear tired and a bit sunburnt....

July is Summer!

July is Summer!

July!  It’s the month for full-swing summer activities! It is also the month that your garden is producing all the delicious produce that you carefully planted a few months back.   People are taking vacations and just having a good time.  It is also the month that we celebrate our great nation’s independence!  For those of you who have a garden and purchased flowers, it is a time to do some basic upkeep.  Now is the time to remove the faded blooms from your spring perennials flowers.  When you do this, you make your plants look better and you prevent them...

We Know Customer Service

We Know Customer Service

The  annual  Mother’s Day sale last month at the Marshall County Co-op was as usual a huge success!!!  The week-long event brings out hundreds of people ready to get their garden going, beautify their home and porches with beautiful flowers, plant some landscaping trees or fruit trees, or to just give their home some better curb appeal with some ornamental shrubs,   flowers and more!  I attended this event, and I was so impressed how the employees all worked together to make your experience there smooth and satisfying!   From the minute you pull in, you have someone helping you find a...

Our Most Exciting Month!

Our Most Exciting Month!

Welcome to the most exciting month for all the plant loving, garden growing, flower people out there!  May is certainly your time!   Every May,  the  Marshall County Co-op comes alive with greenery, bright beautiful colors and smells of soil and fertilizers! The season we have waited all winter for has arrived!  May is known for many things……most importantly Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  At the Marshall County Co-op, we celebrate both!  Every year we celebrate the beginning of garden and flower season with our annual Mother’s Day Flower and more event!  This weeklong event draws people from all over to...

April is Upon Us

April is Upon Us

It’s hard to believe that April is upon us.  Out of all the months of the year, April seems like it is the “in-between” month.  By that I mean its officially “spring”, but the weather still is rainy, wet, and kind of depressing and it’s not quite “summer” yet.  You know what I mean.  But April really is a great month and there are lots of reason why April shines!!  We get to celebrate warmer weather, longer days, and we get to celebrate Easter!  It’s also the first full month of Spring and most people (besides me) are filled with...

Spring is Coming this Month

Spring is Coming this Month

The big event is coming!!!  The big event is coming!  What big event am I talking about?  SPRING.  The word most people have been talking about and waiting for since Winter took over December 21st, 2021.  After being brutalized by cold temperatures, lots of snow and record-breaking ice storms, Spring is a welcome relief to all of us.   The thought of warmer, bearable temperatures along with being able to once again have a life outside of your home, brings joy to most people.  The thought of returning your outdoor furniture to their spring/summer homes brings smiles to our faces.  The...

I Cannot Tell a Lie

I Cannot Tell a Lie

During the month of February, we celebrate Presidents Day (what the holiday is referred to,  however; the federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”).  I wanted to focus on a legend that I always heard growing up about George Washington. The legend is that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree when he was just 6 years old.  When his dad confronted him about it, he supposedly said “I cannot tell a lie.  I did it with my hatchet.”  Well, the jokes on us, since Washington didn’t say this at all.  This tale was made up by Parson Mason Weems...