By: Tanya Begley

In the blink of an eye fall is in full effect, the crops have been harvested and we are feeling those first frosty mornings. What a crisp, refreshing time of the year! Yes, we must bear down and prepare for winter but that only means celebrations, holidays, and enjoying a moment to relax, and savor the harvest we worked so hard to achieve throughout the year.

 Pumpkin patches and socially distant fall gatherings have been a welcome blessing. Fruits and vegetables canned, enjoyed, and finally stored. Their presence of normalcy a beautiful welcome site. Candles illuminating Halloween, celebrations, and traditions. The costumes being worn, the children’s faces painted, and so as the holidays are officially kicked off. That final closing to the growing season. Once again, we thank Mother nature and wish her a well-deserved slumber.

In this October 2021 edition of our blog, we want once again take a moment and celebrate all the hard work and give thanks to all of you who shared your homes/farms and gardens with us this year. To all those still fighting so hard on the front lines and all those that work every day in public service and at home. Showing kindness, compassion, and grace. It goes without saying 2021 has continued to be a test of our perseverance, strength, and patience. Remember to never lose sight that every day that we can open the window, see our beautiful landscape, and take in the crisp mountain air is a blessing.

 This is our final blog for the 2021 season. We have continued to be blessed for our readers and patrons who have enjoyed our work. I will end this with pictures of the hard work we showcased throughout this growing season. As well as our own Alan Taylor and his FFA students showing the youth of Owsley Co. Elementary a great time at the Owsley County High School farm pumpkin patch this month. Stay hopeful. Stay blessed. Stay safe. See you next spring!

Happy holidays y’all

Mrs. B ♥