Farm-fresh goodies. #Wordless Wednesday

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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73 Responses to Farm-fresh goodies. #Wordless Wednesday

  1. J P says:

    Ooooh, I can’t decide if it is the subject or the photography that is more appealing. These made my mouth water.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      JP – after this farm market opened in 2007, my mom would send me there every Sunday morning in August and September for beefsteak tomatoes and new potatoes and she’d make a meal just out of them. That bread looked tempting to me!

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  2. Your photos reminded me that our local produce stand is still open. I am impressed that the colors in your pictures are so vivid. We eat pretty things, don’t we?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They all looked good, produce picked at the peak of goodness. I got there when they first opened before the items got picked over. I’ve not been there in the Fall for a while, but they used to have harvest bouquets with sunflowers and sell whole pumpkins and mums … lots of mums. We do eat pretty things! Before this farm market opened (every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), we’d drive out to a rural area to buy fruits and veggies.

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  3. I love the abundance and variety to be found at your farmers market! The food is as colorful as the flower bouquets! 😊

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It was at the peak of the produce season in August and everything looked very fresh and good. I’ve not been in the Fall for a while, but they always had sunflower bouquets, mums and pumpkins so it was colorful then as well.

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  4. bekitschig says:

    Beautiful, Linda! They almost look like stock photos 😉

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  5. Joni says:

    Wonderful photos Linda! It’s making me very hungry!

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  6. Dave says:

    If you go back for the bread please pick me up a loaf. Looks delicious!

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  7. Ari says:

    This just makes me so hungry! I love all the bright healthy colours.

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  8. Eilene Lyon says:

    Very enticing arrangements. You did capture it all at a perfect moment.

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  9. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………..Happy Harvest Time of the year!………………….something good about the coming doom!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, on a day like today with all this dark and gloomy and stormy weather, we can certainly appreciate the sunny days of Summer which turns out such delicious-looking produce. I know you, like me, didn’t get your walk in this morning with that thunder and torrential rain.

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  10. A vegetarian’s dream come true! 😋😋😋

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  11. such beautiful pics and sentiment…thanks for the ride:)
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  12. Laurie says:

    Beautiful photos. You perfectly captured the bounty of summer. I will miss my weekly trips to the farm stand near my house!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Laurie – the peak of the Summer season and everything looked great. Our farm stand is there every Sunday for about four hours but will be closing down the end of this month, most likely the same time as yours.

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  13. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos. What a lovely place to visit and presumable buy a thing or two!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Ally – it was the peak of the growing season and I went early to get some pictures before everything got picked over. I love rustic bread and these crusty boules sure looked good, but I didn’t get any.

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  14. I love all the colors – so pretty, a nice collection you shared. I didn’t make it to the farmer’s market this year. I love to just stroll through to see all the things you shared.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It was a bountiful spread of fresh produce that day Shelley – peak of the season. I think our farm market closes down next weekend for the season. (Especially after that frost we had last night.) Neighboring cities have farm markets which are much bigger – I’d like to go one day, but they’re always on a weekday for some reason.

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      • Aw, you’ve joined the frosty team for the onset of winter? Maybe you can plan a day off just to venture to the other city sometime next year?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes and now it is an all-day rain – thankfully it is not as cold. Could you imagine freezing rain this early in the year? Though I had freezing rain and snow in early November and it rained all October and I never got the roses pruned down and they were covered in ice and snow and were very pretty. I would love to do that next year Shelley … this has been a long and difficult year, more so than last year; I really feel the need to just escape and get away from it all. My weekend jaunts used to be about that, but the weather every weekend, or just prior to it (causing flooding on trails at bigger parks) has thwarted my attempts to expand my horizons … I hope 2022 will be better weather-wise.

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      • Like you said, the weather is crazy this year. I hope for better weather next year. I’m not ready for freezing rain. It’s only 28 degrees here this morning so if it’s that cold tomorrow morning we will have freezing rain. We’ve had 80s and 20s with snow on Halloween over the years we’ve lived here. The weatherman likes anything that sounds scary to report on. LOL!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I remember snow one Halloween here – we’re having rain on Devil’s Night (day) and no rain Halloween. Freezing rain – I hope that holds off for a while. We are supposed to have another La Nina Winter (if their predictions are right) … I hope that happens. I’m worried about the weather and if we had a power loss in the Winter. I have thought about getting an all-house generator and eventually will do so if this extreme and erratic weather continues.

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      • I hope you’re having a nice day today – it was beautiful here on the 30th! We have a generator, still need to hook it up though. I hope their weather predictions are wrong!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Our Saturday was crummy Shelley – it rained off and on so I just got out in the neighborhood. Friday was an all-day soaker, but today was gorgeous. I got to Heritage Park and took a lot of photos of the colorful leaves. Savor these nice days – we will be shivering and dealing with snowflakes soon enough.

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      • Yay, glad you got out and had some fun! Yes, we do need to savor these days for as long as we can!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, a beautiful Fall day – I sure wish those Fall golden days would linger as long as Summer or Winter. Fall always seems to brief to me.

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      • Ditto! We had snow flurries on Monday…………..UGH!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes and a hard freeze last night – double ugh.

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  15. Lovely photos! I want to go there and get my fresh vegetables and fruits. Haven’t been to a farmer’s market all year.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They do a brisk trade Esther. They set up on a busy street corner in a store’s parking lot. Next week is their last week for the season. I think next year, I’ll try going for the pumpkin display as some farmers grow their own pumpkins. I’ve been there in the Fall before. Did you and the kids get to the pumpkin patch after Ellis got sprung from the hospital (and hopefully before all your rain)?

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      • Great idea to do brisk trades. With COVID, lingering too long anywhere raises risks. I’m not sure when the farmer’s markets in our area close for the season, or do they? I used to take the kids with me when they were younger. They had small coin purses to buy veggies and fruits. I think they’d appreciate it more now than when they were that small. It was a lot of juggling little peeps, stroller, food bags…sometimes I’m overambitious and quickly regret thinking that.
        We went to a very small pop up pumpkin patch and not a full fledge one. It seemed like we were recovering from the last month and ready to go…and then, this pouring rain. Can’t complain but we may just have to settle for the pop up patch and call it a day.
        You would’ve taken some great pictures at the pumpkin patch. If I remember correctly, didn’t you do a funny picture post of the pumpkins, scarecrows, and other fall decor in your neighborhood. The captions you put on them were cleverly hilarious. And the pumpkin demolished by eager squirrels.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        And now people are saying that with the cargo ships being so far behind delivering goods, that fresh fruits and veggies when ours grown in Michigan are out of season, will not be good shape by the time they reach us as they sat so long on ships or even the docks. I wonder if our pumpkins that were on the vine were not in good shape due to all the heat? Today, we had a rainy day like you are having, though we got just two inches of rain – I heard California was getting five inches of rain, combined with the wildfires, now making landslides – when it rains, it pours, pardon the pun. I went to a pumpkin patch at a market a few years ago and they had a ton of them lined up which was nice for a long shot and yes, you are right – last year I took a lot of scarecrow pictures in the neighborhood, put captions on them about going for Thanksgiving dinner. It was fun creating that Thanksgiving Day post. I took pictures in the neighborhood last Wednesday – it was the last 70-degree day and very sunny, just perfect, so I took a lot of photos of harvest decor, including scarecrows. I like scarecrows and how people make interesting harvest-time displays.

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  16. Prior... says:

    Mmmm
    Your food photos were awesome Linda
    And the bans peppers are exactly like the ones we grew a lot of this year (the second photo after the blueberries)
    And you have us so much color – layers and nice variety
    The bread seems to be a tease – I know the taste of that hard crust kind of loaf and want to reach in and tear a piece off – lol

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Yvette. I wanted to go at the peak of the produce time for pics as I knew everything looks so good and fresh then. That bread sure was tempting wasn’t it? I love rustic bread and I’d be just like you, wanting to tear off a piece of it and slather it in real butter (not Benecol) or even a big dollop of peanut butter.

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      • Prior... says:

        Oh yes – real butter for sure – I have bite tastes benecol but we used to use “smart balance” and other butter blends and had no idea how bad canola oil and vegetable oils are (really bad for humans) and butter is life-giving …

        And bread like in that phot also goes well with broth or soup 😉 mmmm
        – but bread is not on my menu hardly ever
        – and I like how you grabbed the two loaves like that – in a way it reminded me of Georgia Okeefe pair of flowers or something

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        My mom and I always used sweet butter and she only used salted butter for cooking/baking. I switched to Benecol after she passed away, but maybe I’ll go back to sweet butter – a pound will last me a long time and I’ll need a new butter keeper as I like it at room temp. I love rustic bread and sometimes get a small whole-grain baguette when my grocery store has them delivered from Ace Bakery in Canada. I could eat it at one sitting but restrain myself! They have not carried it since the beginning of the pandemic. Those loaves looked very inviting … these were the only two loaves that were unwrapped; the rest of them were baguettes and in cellophane wrappers.

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      • Prior... says:

        Oh – well the u wrapped ones made for a great photo – and the butter we use is the Irish Butter but I really like any kind that is salted – not sure if I tasted sweet butter before? Hm

        And because I don’t have much dairy – expect for butter and eggs – sometimes I add butter to my tea along with unsweetened almond milk and it is so good. Makes it creamy – but as good as butter is (and heard it has anti-fungal properties – feeds the cells and nourishes the brain) i do monitor how much or I’d be having it often – kind of like how you restrain yourself with the negus yet – and by the way – hope the store gets then again soon! 🥖

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I’ve never had the Irish butter but our grocery store does carry it – I’ll try it next time … only if I can get a boule or baguette from Ace Bakery and I checked online at the grocery store and they are available again – yay. They also have a new product called “baguette bagels” but they are white, not multi-grain or whole grain. Maybe a splurge at the holidays. I am so used to eating whole grain, that white will seem odd. We bought Land O Lakes sweet butter in quarters for years. I have just read on social media, maybe Twitter, in the last week of people adding mayo to their tea or coffee and how creamy it is. I’ve not heard of it before, but so many likes and responses tell me it is something to try one day. I used to use mayo on my hair to make it shine and rinse it with vinegar. It did shine, but I didn’t want to get caught in the rain!

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      • Prior... says:

        Hi – let me know if the Irish butter is to your liking – and it seems like “land of lakes” was a great brand for a long time
        and just yesterday (coincidence) we actually saw some land o lakes containers that advertised Cramy butter & Canola oil” – and my husband gets perturbed when they sneak canola oil Into items – for example lately it seems as if chips are advtetsied as “avocado oil” – and then you look and they are made in a blend of avocado and canola –
        and the problem is that canola oil scars the liver and can hurt the body (bad bad news)
        and so he chuckled to see the container so blatantly put canola oil on their as if it was something good – but to some people they do not know the bad impact of it –
        and that leads me to the mayo you mentioned – the canola ol in mayo can add up to pull from health – and I think – not totally sure – but Mark from Marks Daily Apple – had a lot of success with his avocado oil mayo because it was so hard to find a healthy mayo without industrial seed oils (bad stuff).

        and now – adding it to coffee? I have heard of butter but not mayo – and makes me wonder how it tastes –
        I did find something called “keto collagen creamer” and this ten dollar container lasted forever – someone said that the collagen might break down in the heat – but I told them I was not so much trying to get a collagen fix – I was more trying to have creamy tasting coffee without dairy and without sugar – and so for a few months I enjoyed it – I might buy it again but I am trying a different keto creamer this month –
        🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I didn’t realize canola oil was so bad for you Yvette – yikes! I looked on Triscuits with Sea Salt which is what I have when I don’t have bread (and I must admit my whole-grain sliced bread now looks lackluster after us singing the praises of that rustic boule). I had read it was the most-nutritious whole-grain cracker to eat … three ingredients, one of them canola oil. I bought some WASA crackers – they were good but cut up my mouth, so returned to Triscuits. Yes, mayo and I don’t have it in the house, so didn’t try it. We have a dairy here in my city – it’s a small dairy and the larger dairy with farm is about 30 miles away. All their fat-free milk tastes as creamy as whole milk. I remember the good old days when I drank whole milk for many years, before switching to skim which tastes more like water.

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      • Prior... says:

        Yeah – skim milk tastes so bad and I heard it robs of nutrient delivery
        And cool that the local dairy has a good option

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, they deliver too Yvette and I’d go that route in the Winter but I don’t drink THAT much milk, nor use that many dairy products and what they have as to yogurt or cottage cheese is whole fat, so that’s not a good option. I know I bought a pint of whole milk as a treat one day – thought I died and went to Heaven. I didn’t know that about skim milk – maybe I ought to rethink the whole milk. 🙂

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      • Prior... says:

        Well this is just for thinking about it – but we have come to realize that driving cow’s milk might not be the best for many humans today – it creates a lot of mucus in many folks – it also has so much processing from the cow to the glass you drink making it a processed item – so I know some health coaches that only allow cow’s milk fresh from
        A local farm/
        And then butter should be organic

        But cow’s milk is also a serious food item – which means that it is meant for a large baby cow to grow quickly and so even the purest of all milks is going to have hormones and stuff – and this could impact moods, weight, and more
        It is a growth good –
        Anyhow – one of my boys had to get off cow’s milk when he was in 4th grade – he was all stuffy and what many docs would called seasonal allergies or something – thankfully we knew to eliminate foods – like my step daughter’s mom wanted to keep her on year round antihistamine’s (doctors orders) and then never adjust foods ??!!
        I digress
        As much as I loved milk and I am grateful to have healthy versions of it growing up – we stopped buying it years ago – but when we did – it was always organic and whole milk

        And it sounds like you have such a small amount that it won’t really matter – and you seem really healthy – i think folks with chronic conditions need to look at all good items very carefully

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        That is interesting about the milk Yvette – no, I’ve never had any problems and I would love to have whole milk, or even 1% because the skim has no taste, but I try to be prudent about the fat. I have heard about milk allergies. I even tried the shelf-stable almond milk. It is okay, a little sweet and does not have as much nutrition as cow’s milk. I understand oat milk is popular now – I eat a bowl of oatmeal every day and have for years. I love it and it’s heart health which is good because heart disease runs in the family. I do worry about the issues with Glyphosate contamination in Quaker Oats, as well as Triscuit. I don’t buy Cheerios anymore, which I used to toss into my yogurt sometimes or eat a handful when I wanted some crunch.

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      • Prior... says:

        Hi Linda/ I think one of the things that I had to heal from was from Glyphosate toxicity – and glad you mentioned that because some folks would argue that is a top danger to all of human health!
        So cheers to us both for getting away from it or trying to

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        When I first heard about the Glyphosate toxicity and saw the list of items that might be contaminated with Glyphosate, I was just blown away because I ate many of them. Very scary. When I went to the alpaca farm just before the pandemic began, I was chitchatting with the owner and he showed me all his hives where the bees all died over the Winter. There was a scant amount of honey in the hives, not enough to take from the combs. He was not going to keep bees anymore as it was the second year they died. The farmers who live in the rural area on Grosse Ile all spray their fields with pesticide and he suspects the pesticide blows over to his farm when it is applied, thus contaminating his gardens and kills the bees.

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      • Prior... says:

        That is so sad – maybe that guy should move
        and I hope we all get this toxic stuff figured out
        Dr Zach bush and others have maps that show the high glyphosate areas were hardest hit with pandemic early in- wuhan – areas in Italy – and places in the US

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        After the second year of losing bees, he said “never again” – he was quite upset about it. All this pesticide, especially aerial spraying, is so dangerous to humans and animals and of course our food supply as well.

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      • Prior... says:

        There is an episode of a Netflix series called “rotten” and it talks about how a few bee keepers lost half of their bees – called a colony collapse and are not sure why
        Then the show has a great true story about how honey that was adulterated with syrup and not pure honey was snuck into the country and it was stopped around 2015! Reminded me that good things are happening to try to protect and catch the fakes and cons – we sure can’t catch them all but the episode showed us that regulators do get involved
        They also noted that the almond crops have gone up exponentially in California (almonds are so in demand) and I guess bee keepers travel with their colonies during pollination season and they can make more money that way then they can selling honey –
        Good show if you get a chance to see it (add it to your retirement watch list maybe – hahah)

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yvette – I have started a list of items to watch when I’m retired. I will add that to the list. I keep hearing ads for “Curiosity Stream” – it sounds very interesting, but not for now. I am behind here and after “Mad Men” ended, I tried two series, didn’t care for them, settled on legal show “Boston Legal” and went to watch the fourth episode of 101 (on Amazon Prime) and there was a message that Season 1 was not available. Perhaps because William Shatner jetted off into space and he was the leading character on “Boston Legal” … that was the same week as his space adventure. Anyway, this “Curiosity Stream” sounds interesting and can be streamed from any device, for $20.00 a year. Here’s a link:
        https://curiositystream.com/welcome?utm_campaign=S-Brand&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_content=545720941354&utm_term=curiosity%20stream%20reviews&gclid=Cj0KCQjww4OMBhCUARIsAILndv5TYLoNzOAXeSH3gI40WuWS08DvM6tNBZlG1uefmEx1E0YDIvtPiBcaAlhREALw_wcB

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      • Prior... says:

        Thank you so much for what looks like an awesome resource
        I will keep you posted if I decide to try it out

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I thought it had a lot of enjoyable shows too Yvette. Yes, please let me know – it will go on my “retirement list” for down the road whenever retirement will be (when my boss retires – he is 74, will be 75 next March).

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      • Prior... says:

        Wow – he sounds like the energizer bunny – haha

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  17. The produce looks so yummy! Everything tastes so much better when it’s locally raised. Was that from a recent market? You must be having a mild fall.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      We did have a mild Fall Janis. Up until this past Saturday, we had temps in the 70s and mid-60s since Fall arrived. In fact, weather folks were calling it “Augtober” or “Octoaster” for all our unusually high temps. Today we have weather like you, an all-day torrential rain. This picture was taken in late September.

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