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    Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

    Just when the sweet corn is addictive and the tomatoes are bountiful it’s time to say goodbye to the bounty of my garden. A new favorite I planted this summer was the Mexican Midget Tomato and let me tell you, the description stating they are “prolific” was spot on! For the second year in a row my impulse to add just a few more plants to my garden resulted in a dense forest of tomatoes that were difficult to even reach. These midgets were the star of the garden.

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    "A Puddling Station"
    05/03/2021 @ 9:15 am | By Diane Merrion, Director of Ag Literacy

    We all have the special someone who is always creating, educating, and opening our eyes to new ways of experiencing the joy of nature.  I have that someone who I equate to the Dr. Doolittle of birds and the Martha Stewart of crafting all things nature. 

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    A Fresh Start
    04/03/2021 @ 8:00 am | By Diane Merrion, Director of Ag Literacy

    The backhoes arrived and out it all came. After years of digging through rocks to plant flowers and bushes, I decided enough was enough. Like all home improvement projects, I always think everything looks easy and can be done by me or my husband (just ask him).

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    Are you clearing a path?
    03/04/2021 @ 9:30 am | By Diane Merrion, Director of Ag Literacy

    February saw us clearing a lot of paths! The snow just did not end. Snowplows, snow blowers, and shovels worked hard all month long. I am hopeful that in March we get much needed sunshine and not more snow!

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    Acts of Kindness
    02/02/2021 @ 8:35 am | By Diane Merrion, Director of Ag Literacy

    There seems to be a designated day to celebrate just about everything on the various calendar websites. I often glance through them and take note of some that strike me as special. One that stood out this month as particularly meaningful for our current times is called Random Acts of Kindness Day and takes place on February 17. A day to bring joy to the people you come across.

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