“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.

Words cannot express the gratitude Sean and I have for the many volunteers, sponsors and participants to our annual benefit football game that was held this last Sunday. We couldn’t have asked for a better day for our event. The Clinton Bushwhackers defeated the Fairfield Bay Bass is a fun-filled flag football game. “Dirty Bowl 2017” was a huge success! Our team of volunteers help raise $2,963 and a matching grant from the Modern Woodmen of America of $2,500 brought our total to $5,463 raised to fight Senior Hunger in Van Buren county. Thank you all, so much, for your support. One hundred percent of this money will be used to purchase locally grown produce and provide homemade bread and value-added products to seniors in our community. Feeling the love!

“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.

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.