Good Morning,

This is Monday morning and we are having a nice, gentle rain, the tail end of the hurricane. Yesterday was a beautiful day; sunny with fluffy white clouds in a blue sky and the temperature was perfect. In the evening, we built a fire in our fire ring and roasted hot dogs and enjoyed family time and the beauty of the sunset.

Silos have been or are being filled with corn. I passed a farm where some fall plowing was done.

Gardens are being partially cleaned out and ground cover sown in and it is growing already. I sowed some lettuce and radish’s that are beginning to come up.

A few benefit auctions took place on Saturday, the 15th. One was in Winesburg and the other near Holmesville.

The Air Works sale is to be held in Mt. Hope on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 19, 20, & 21. At the same time on Thursday and Friday, a Tool Expo including a Health Expo will be held in the Event Center at Mt. Hope.

On September 24th is the Back to the Farm feeder sale at Mt. Hope. A Benefit Auction is to be held on Friday evening, September 28th also in Mt. Hope but I missed getting the name of who it is for.

On Friday evening, September 21st there will be a benefit Haystack supper and auction at The Pier on County Road 186. Proceeds will go for 2 local schools near Mt. Eaton.

Last but not least the Fall Harvest Sale here at the Ashery is set for September 20, 21 & 22, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. Come and join us.

A few weeks ago, I fixed a bowl of mixed fresh fruit for a potlock supper and had quite a bit left over so I used it to make a cobbler. The fruit mixture was pineapple, strawberries, apples, and grapes. Here is the recipe.

Mixed Fruit Crisp

• 4 cups mixed fruit

• 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum

• 2/3 cup quick oats

• 1/2 cup oat flour

• 1/4 cup almond flour

• 4 Tablespoon coconut sugar

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 2 Tablespoon butter

• 2 Tablespoon water or fruit juice

Put fruit in a greased 8″ square pan. Sprinkle xanthan gum over fruit and mix in slightly. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and cut in the butter, add the water or juice. Spread crumbles over fruit and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until done. This can easily be made gluten free but you can use flour and sweetener of your choice.


Quote from a Flip Calendar:

“It is not so much the load you carry as how you carry it.”

Have a nice day,

– Sovilla