Turner family sets rain date for sorghum making in case weather doesn’t cooperate
As reported in last week’s edition of the Times, the Turner family plans to make molasses at their farm in Thornfield Saturday, Oct. 7. However, the forecast is calling for a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, and Doyle Turner says, “We can’t cook if it’s raining.” So the family has set a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 14, “just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate with us,” he said.
Whichever day it’s held, the public is invited to watch the molasses-cooking demonstration, which should start around 8 a.m., with the first batch ready to pull and jar between 9 and 10 a.m., said Linda Turner Daugherty.
To get to the farm from Gainesville, take Highway 5 North to Wasola, turn left on Highway 95 at the old Y store and continue past Thornfield for 2 miles. Turn right on D Highway then turn left on County Road 915 and watch for signs.
If the weather is questionable, those interested in attending are welcome to call Doyle Turner at 417-372-0568 Friday evening to see if the sorghum making is still scheduled.