Fall is here. One day it is almost 80 and the next it is 50. This morning (Monday) it was 30 when I got up. BRR! I wasn’t ready for that quite yet. I think our growing season is almost over; that is except for winter veggies like kale, winter swash, pumpkins, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. We hope our corn survives the next few nights so we can eat more. We ate five ears of our own corn the other day.
I found out today that Dorthe is leaving the Waterford library as our librarian. She will definitely be missed. I wish her all the best. She said she is going to fully retire now. We shall see.
Oxford Fair is this week. It starts on Sept. 11 and goes through the weekend. I hope we can make it, but I have my doubts. Too much work on Pike’s Hill. It takes up most of our time. That and getting wood – kindling wood – to keep us warm this winter.
This Friday night begins Yom Kippur. It is a day of atonement for all our sins. Traditionally one fasts for the day. I tried to when I was young, but my mother wouldn’t let me. Now I can’t for health reasons, but it is not a bad way to rethink your sins for the year.
The chicken and the duck sure don’t fast. They are not going to be happy when they don’t have greens to snack on all day. They will have to settle for meaties and duck food. They won’t starve but Gertrude may quack up a storm and try to get Leftie to squawk too.
Thursday, Sept. 12 at the North Waterford Museum Scott Andrews will speak about the Maine History of Skiing. That begins at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, there will be a seed saving workshop at the Alan Day Community Garden with Scott Vlaun from 3 to 5 p.m. There will also be a potluck harvest party with music and a campfire.
Friday, Sept. 13, if you are brave enough to leave the house, there will be a film on Carbon Nation about climate change. It will be at 7 p.m. at the Fare Share Commons at 447 Main Street Norway. FMI please call 743- 7636.
Sunday, Sept. 14 at McLaughlin Garden and Homestead Ty Elkin will present a workshop on natural fabric dying. That is from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will take home a hand dyed fiber suitable for knitting or hooking. FMI and to register, please call 743-8820.
That is all for this week. Stay warm in this first burst of cool weather. If you have something to add please call 7839-9115.