Good Afternoon,

After the windstorm yesterday we are having clear skies, sunshine and it is still windy but not like it had been. The temperature is 44° at 2:20PM. We have had a few frosts, but the grass is still green and so is the ground cover that was sown into the gardens. Last week corn was picked and stored in the corn cribs.

I was looking at the guest book that we have at the store and found it interesting to see we had visitors from a variety of states such as: LA, KY, FL, PA, IN, GA, WI, NC, and, of course, OH.

Here are a few comments from customers:

• “The ‘Last of the Garden’ sauce is so good we put it on almost everything!”
• “Adding salsa to Tomato Soup makes it so much better.”
• “The soup you were sampling last fall was so good.”

A customer asked what the best way is to get an avocado to ripen. I took one home from Ashery that was still green and hard and wrapped it in a couple of layers of newspaper and let it lay on the kitchen counter. In 4 days, it had ripened nicely. It turned black and was soft when gently squeezed. It was delicious!

Tuesday morning, the 17th: The weather sure looks different from what it did yesterday! It is snowing! It is still windy and feels like winter is coming. It always takes a little while to get used to the cold.

Which animal is a hay maker? I’m told it makes its own hay for food during the winter months.

This year there is a Carolina Wren around our house. I enjoy hearing it chirp and scold and sing. It is an interesting bird. A Pine Siskin landed on the feeding station, but only for a few seconds.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

“Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” Galations 6:9