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It’s almost here!  The autumnal equinox arrives on September 22nd.  As we here in the eastern United States prepare for the coming winter, the mighty oaks are dropping their acorns insuring that the squirrels and other small nut-eating creatures will eat well as snow covers the ground and that mighty oaks will be producing acorns for future generations.  In the country, acorns are gathered for sowing throughout the land – in fact, our buddy Doug is now Johnny Acorn as he gathers his stash for fall planting.  We haven’t told him that the squirrels will probably dig them up as fast as he gets them in the ground.


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Why does summer have to end?  Just as it begins to wane the days get sleepier, the air a bit cooler, the nights great for sleeping, and the garden is bursting with goodness.  Yet, sadly, the flowers fade, the grill gets used less often, and the trees lose their verdant greenery.  But, if it didn’t end, we wouldn’t experience that feeling of joy and abandon when it returns.  After all this waxing poetically about it ending, I really will be glad to see the fly paper go!


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