Monthly Newsletter August 1, 2021

75% of the world’s diet is produced from just . . .

It seems like just last week we were celebrating Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the hot weather and Monsoon, before you know it we will be shoveling snow! It does seem like time goes by faster every year so make sure to slow down and take the time to smell the roses. We live in a beautiful town with a lot to see and do. To check out what is going on in town go to the Community Connection on my website, When you are taking a stroll in the square downtown, be sure to stop and shop and dine in our unique local shops and eateries. And if you are looking to make “Everybody’s Hometown” your hometown or have a friend that is, remember The deSoto Team is here to help. Whether buying your dream home, selling your current home or both! We are your friendly home town realtors and we are…. Making dreams come true…….one home at a time.!

“The brilliant poppy flaunts her head

Amidst the ripening grain,

And adds her voice to sell the song

That August’s here again.”

– Helen Winslow

The Month of August is . . .

Goat Cheese Month

Happiness Happens Month

Admit You Are Happy Month

Save A Tiger Month

Happy Cat Month

All American Breakfast Month


5th- Work Like a Dog Day

10th- National Spoil Your Dog Day

22nd- International Tongue Twister Day

27th- National Just Because Day

30th- National Toasted Marshmallow Day


National Simplify Your Life Week (first week)

National Smile Week (second week)

National Friendship Week (third week)

National Be Kind to Humankind Week (fourth week)


Theresa’s Tasty Treats:

Tatertot Casserole


8 servings

1-pound ground beef 

1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 (16 ounce) package frozen tater tots

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2: Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink and completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes; season with salt and black pepper. Stir cream of mushroom soup into the cooked ground beef; pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Layer tater tots evenly over the ground beef mixture; top with Cheddar cheese.

Step 3: Bake until tater tots are golden brown and hot, 30 to 45 minutes.


Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

  • The first movie ever to put out a motion-picture soundtrack was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
  • The tongue is the only muscle in one’s body that is attached from one end.
  • If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you’ll be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.
  • 75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plant and five different animal species.
  • IKEA is an acronym which stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, farm where he grew up, and hometown.
  • A wildlife technician, Richard Thomas, took the famous tongue twister, “how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood” and calculated a rough estimate of what the answer would actually be. It came out to be around 700 pounds.
  • There is a town in Nebraska called Monowi with a population of one. The only resident is a woman who is the Mayor, Bartender, and Librarian.
  • The unique smell of rain actually comes from plant oils, bacteria, and ozone.
  • A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun, which is 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • There are only two countries in the world that have the color purple in their flags: Nicaragua and Dominica.