The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


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J.K. (Kent) Lilly might not be considered scientific by some, but old-timers wouldn’t write him off as being full of superstitious bunk, either. Lilly’s application to farming, using his knowledge of the “signs” and the expertise of his soft-spoken country brethren in this part of Appalachia, comes in mighty handy at planting time. The 88-year-old Mercer County resident has his hands full when it comes to gardening. He plants according to the signs of the zodiac and phases of the moon; he usually turns out a bumper crop come harvest time.