Good Evening Everyone,

Today was a nice Fall day, a little bit on the cool side. The sky looked rather unusual. Was it hazy from fog or was the haze because of the smoke from the fires in the west? There was a slight breeze from the northeast; just enough to gently sway the laundry that was hung out on the line.

Garden goodies are coming to an end. Tomatoes are being made into salsa, sauce, etc. The green tomatoes on my plant seemingly don’t ripen anymore. I have not seen any corn chopped yet for the silos, but grass has been mown which will likely be put into silage bags or baled and wrapped in plastic.

Last week the ladies from church had a sewing day again where they finished stitching a quilt and knotted a few comforters.

Schools are in session again, for which we are grateful.

I have heard from several different customers that doctors say we should use the pink Himalayan Salt because the sodium content is not as high as regular salt. Another customer says,” You folks have the best store ever. It’s fantastic!”

Events at Mt. Hope include:
• Furniture Show, September 16th & 17th
    • Mid- Ohio Alternative Animal and Bird Sale, September 17th & 19th
    • Back to the Farm Feeder Sale, September 28th evening only
• Mid- Ohio Draft Horse Sale, October 5th– 10th with no regular sale on the 7th.

With this being apple and zucchini season, I will include a recipe that utilizes both. (Taken from “Healthy Choices” cookbook.)
Apple Cake
2 cups grated zucchini (Or 2 cups mashed bananas)
1 cup honey
¾ cup applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups diced apples
2 cups walnuts, chopped

Cream zucchini, or bananas, honey and applesauce. Add vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Beat until well blended. Gradually add flour. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour into 9×13 glass baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

I have not tried this recipe yet, but I plan to do it this week yet.

In the Bible there are 365 times that we are admonished to “fear not” or “be not afraid” or some other words with that message. Once for every day of the year.

Blessings to you all,