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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Another chilly but beautiful fall day!  The leaves are beginning to show some nice color in isolated spots.  The colors seem to be very intense and kind of pop out at you from unsuspected places like in between big evergreens, or just the very top of a huge old maple.  I think the progression will be rapid now we're getting colder nights and have had a little rain.  Another week or two will make a big difference and there should be wonderful color everywhere.

We had chicken 'n biscuits from the North Danville Baptist Church tonight.  Sooooo good, but we're both stuffed.  We look forward to their fall dinner each year.  Next is Cabot's turkey dinner on Tuesday.  It's a great time of the year for great food, but forget about sticking to any sort of reasonable diet.  Enjoy now, diet later.

Here's another not-to-miss event:

October 1, 2016

The Danville Congregational Church is re-dedicating our organ at 4:00.  It’s been completely restored.  Several area organists will participate.  This event is free…
At 6:00 is our Annual Harvest Dinner with roast pork and all the fixings—for a mere $12.00 pp.
RESERVE your tix now, by e-mailing me.  You can pay at the door.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Today certainly hasn't felt like autumn.  We're still very much in summer mode, but that's due to change starting tomorrow, according to the weather folks.  We really do need the rain, so I hope the change brings a nice gentle soaking.

I took a walk down onto our lower lawn this afternoon, needing to stretch my muscles and clear my head after spending several hours non-stop at my computer.  The normally wet spots that I usually have to avoid are simply not there.  The ground is almost as dry as our upper lawn, and that's downright dusty where we sowed the new grass earlier this summer.  I made the mistake of running the lawnmower over a little piece of that new lawn yesterday and raised a big cloud of dust.  I don't expect I did the struggling new grass seedlings much good.  We may have to toss out more grass seed to get a good catch since I haven't been faithful about watering the newly seeded area.

I was looking for apples on my walk.  We didn't have a bumper crop like last year, but last week there were a lot on both of our  trees and plenty on the ground.  Today I couldn't find a single one on either tree, and there were only a handful of half-eaten ones scattered underneath.  I'm thinking the deer had a banquet some night last week - or perhaps the bear helped.  The ground was picked as cleanly as I've ever seen.  So no applesauce this year!   Actually, we still have some from last year in the freezer.  We pulled out a container a few days ago and it was just as good as when it was freshly made.  

Woody, our cat, is adapting pretty well to the new rule of not being outside at night.  After his paw was injured a while back by goodness knows what sort of predator, we've been keeping him in at night.  He is still gone for long periods during the daytime some days, but lots of days he just sleeps until it gets dark and then teases to go out.  We let him into the garage where he can hear the night sounds and perhaps catch a glimpse of something through the windows, but he's safe.  Most nights he knocks to come back in and curls up in a convenient lap or on my desk, if I'm working at the computer.  He's here with me now.
I think I mentioned that I received a lovely woven bowl from Monika's sister in Namibia.  Actually, she sent a matching mat with it.  I took these pictures.  The women weave these from grasses and they are just beautiful.  It's very strange, but Woody took an immediate fancy to the bowl.  He sneaks up onto the table at night and we hear when it thumps against the back of the chairs.  He rubs his muzzle on the edge and it scoots over to the chair.  He hasn't damaged it or anything - he just wants to leave his scent on it, I guess.  This from a cat that ignores catnip! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Upcoming Events in October at the Jaquith Library
All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise): 122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info: 802-426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Remedies for Anxiety and Sleep: Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
 Join Baylen Slote of Black Turtle TCM for a dynamic evening of conversation and practise. Drawing on the tradition of Tao, Baylen will share a variety of holistic healing tools that can help balance the body of anxiety and facilitate deep and restful sleep. Discussion will include acupressure points and herbal home remedies. Practise of simple Qi gong exercises will be followed by Q &A over tea. All are welcome! QUESTIONS & MORE INFO: contact baylen e-mail: black@turtleTCM.com phone: 310-1400.

                                            Marshfield Harvest Festival: Sunday, October 2
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Family Friendly Activities: face painting, cider pressing, pop-corn popping, arts and crafts, and field games. Music with Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn and a local student jazz quartet. For Sale:  books, baked goods and horse and wagon rides.
“Chili-Cook-off”: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our “Chili tent” ---- then vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize!!  Salads and corn bread will complement the chili. $8 adults and $4 children.  If you don’t like chili:  barbecued hamburgers (from a local farm), hot dogs and veggie burgers will be for sale.
There will also be a slide show: Marshfield “Before and After”: 100 years ago Marshfield's Main Street looked entirely different than it does today.   Did you know multistory commercial buildings lined the Streets until they were destroyed by major fires in 1905 and 1909?  Upstairs in the Hap Hayward History Room.
Seeking: Vendors for Marshfield Harvest Festival on Oct. 2: We’d like to invite any local vendors to sell craft items, antiques, flea market items, or local produce.  Local non-profits:  If you are a 501c3 organization and would like to participate, you are welcome to do so free of charge.  Call Liza at 426-2018.

Jaquith Classic Film Series: First Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Rick Winston will introduce each film, and afterward will lead a discussion.
For more info contact Tom Blachly at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net
October 5:  Best in Show (2000) A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. Director: Christopher Guest. Stars: Christopher Guest, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Ed Begley, Jr., Michael McKean, and Bob Balaban.

Moving Pictures: Films about Immigration
Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
October 19: Men in Black (1997) Comedy with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as agents of a secret immigration department that deals with immigrants far more alien than anyone who is simply from another country could ever be.

The Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Ecology
Tuesday, October 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.
MacArthur Fellow and geologist David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Bikle, authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health will present exciting new information about the microbial ecologies in the soil and in our bodies. Farmers, gardeners, foresters and all those who have a body will find this fascinating. By donation.

Intro to Ham Radio Workshop: Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Join David Hale (ham radio operator for 26 years in Central VT) and David Ferland (28 years in Central VT) with their fascinating ham radio equipment and learn about the art of the ham radio. For people of all ages.

Ongoing Events:

Natural Marshfield: Monthly walks and talks about the local environment with Vermont naturalists: Usually third Thursdays but consult website schedule.This year’s topics include origin of Vermont fishes, winter tree identification, rare plants of Vermont, invasive plants and other fascinating topics. Stay tuned!!

Storytime and Playgroup: Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with Cassie Bickford. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed.

Monthly Book Group for Adults: Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. starting on September 26. For copies of the book, please stop by the library. New members are always welcome, and it’s only one hour a month!
Oct. 24, 2016: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Susan Green
Jaquith Public Library
122 School St. RM 2
Marshfield, VT 05658