Terribly foggy misty on  Sunday – good day to take a nap! Thirty-two hundredths of rain so far after .28 inches last Wednesday and lots of cooler weather coming this week. Glad I made a pot of vegetable beef soup last night!

This week’s farm report:  Most of the corn is out around here. We started cutting soybeans Thursday, the day after we finished corn (glad rain didn’t keep us out of the field), and got a big farm done. The combine is parked in the barn till we can get going again. Cotton is looking bad with all the rain; hope the quality is okay when it dries out.

Early voting started Wednesday, the 17th, so vote early! Polls in Covington and Munford will be open Monday – Saturday.

Granddaughter Lyla came and stayed all day Thursday and we colored, played in the playhouse and made a cake. Then we picked Caroline and Chase up and the girls played outside and had a big time eating supper and being together. Chase is growing like a little weed and smiles all the time!

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Alan Clark, Larry Whaley II, Jimmy Weir, Paula McLean, Lorina Poole, Houston Hall and Kay Gatlin, who fell down their stairs. She is home and alright though. We also want to pray for all of our servicemen and women and Hurricane Michael victims. Panama City is our vacation spot every year – I know it will look different next time we go, sadly. Prayers for the farmers everywhere Michael went; some cotton crops in Georgia were just stripped!

The birthday party at River Terrace will be at 2 p.m. on the 20th. The devotional at Covington Care will be at 4 p.m. on the 21st. Fall Festival will be at the home of Jeff and Jennifer Phillips at 5:30 p.m. on the 27th and Family Day will be on the 28th with a big potluck after the morning service with Terry Edwards, then another service. No nighttime service that Sunday. The teens and chaperones will go to the Crossing Borders Retreat this weekend.

Happy birthday this week goes to Ron Chaney and Paula Maxwell on Oct. 15, to Martine Dickerson on the 16th, to Abby Edmonds on the 19th and to Wayne Dalrymple on the 20th!

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Lanie Lyles on Oct. 17, to Fay Brooke and Patricia Johnson on the 19th and to Sherry Keith Wisemiller on the 10th!

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac quote: “While planting bulbs add a handful of pea gravel on top of each to discourage voles.” Good idea – something ate my tulip bulbs before!

Fall weather brings out long sleeves, decorations and pumpkins. We enjoy the cooler weather, maybe hayrides or bonfires, and different foods. And football – Go Covington Chargers! Undefeated after beating South Gibson 28-27, our closest game this season, Friday night!

It’s raining big-time again now. I’m going to go take that nap! The gas heat is on and making me extra sleepy!

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​