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Green Thumb

By Arnold Krusemark

Now that Daylight Savings Time is over, we find our days start about 8 am and the sun goes down just after 5-6 pm.

What that means is our gardening and yard work will be short hours before sunset and then on  week-ends.

Whatever that will mean the end of our outside gardening for this year and season.

And the same for our outside work. Be sure to get whatever needs doing before winter sets in.

Along with that it is two weeks until our first big holiday of the season - Thanksgiving.

If you haven’t, its time to start making Thanksgiving plans.

In years past that meant cleaning the house, inviting dinner guests and then planning the dinner and whatever else.

Times have changed over the years.

In earliest years, we harvested something for the meat - whether pork and bird. And usually some of the other food we grew in our garden.

We haven’t raised poultry for years. Or hogs, or cattle.

But whatever we had usually lasted several meals. This writer can remember we might have guests several times that week-end to eat up the bird or whatever.

One thing has remained - remembering what we are thankful for. More about this in future columns.

In the meantime, our Jack o’Lantern might be about done.

Our house plants remind us its time to water and care for them.

And that will keep us busy until next week.