Staff from Westend Day Care celebrate 40 years in Portage la Prairie at a social at the Army Navy Air Force building on Sept. 27. (Johnna Ruocco/THE GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

Westend celebrates 40 years

Westend Day Care celebrates 40 years on Oct. 4 and staff celebrated four decades in Portage la Prairie with a social Saturday at the ANAF building.

This outstanding hedge of attractive castor bean plants (Ricinus communis) hugs the driveway leading to an authentic Japanese Tea House at the Island Park home of Don and Donée Pelechaty in Portage la Prairie. Castor oil is made from the seeds and Ted tells a whole lot more, including how to drive out moles using castor oil. (Ted Meseyton/Submitted photo)

Ted's spilling the beans

From music and garlic last Thursday to underground moles this week -- the wide world of things green and growing is constantly full of revelation.