“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer., Helen Hunt Jackson.

There’s what we refer to as Spring Fever when we anxiously await for the first buds to blossom and the trees to fill out in a glorious green. This week I have fall fever. Hit the road summer! I’m ready for the cooler temperatures, pumpkins, candles, hay rides, beautiful fall leaves, hearing the crunch of the leaves on a long leisurely walk in the woods, caramel apples, soft sweaters, visiting around a campfire with sticky hands from s’mores, baking cookies, pumpkin spice and everything nice. I’ve seen a few leaves starting to turn and a few have already fallen so for now I’ll settle for pumpkin spice creamer in my coffee and a doughnut with friends at the Breakfast club on Wednesday mornings.

Last week there was a lotta love going on around here and this week the skunks were sharing the love in the middle of the road. I was afraid to honk the horn in an attempt to get them to move along, and with no other route to take around these love birds, I sat and watched what could either be called a lovers spat or a dating ritual. Since the two skunks eventually went their separate ways I think it was more of a lovers spat. I’m just thankful that they didn’t “spray” any attention to me.

A word of advice, when tie dye says red, it’s really pink. Clinton Bushwhackers in their pink (should have been red) and gold shirts will face the Fairfield Bay Bass in their blue and green shirts at the “Dirty Bowl” this Sunday, at the Clinton High School football field beginning at 2 p.m. The recent restructuring of our non-profit organization allows us to use 100 percent of all money donated to our mission of addressing Senior Hunger in Van Buren County. Your participation as a sponsor, player, volunteer or spectator will help us to fight Senior hunger in our community. We hope to see you there! Admission to the game is $5 per person and hold onto your game ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the game. The concession stand will be open. A Rain date has been set for the following Sunday, September 17th, same time, same place. “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.” John Hoeven.

We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We enjoyed visiting with our Oklahoma guests and are looking forward to a bountiful harvest from our fall garden in the near future. I love the changing of the seasons, but one thing remains constant and that’s our love of giving of our abundance.

“Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons,” Kahlil Gibran.

If you have a heart warming story to share, would like to visit the retreat, need a hug, want to book a stay, volunteer to help, or make a donation to our mission of addressing Senior Hunger, call 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.