2019 Newsletter 41- 🍂 My favorite fall outfit is a har-vest🍂

2019 Newsletter 41- 🍂 My favorite fall outfit is a har-vest🍂

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I love this time of year, not just because it’s Pumpkin Latte season. You can just smell the change in the air. I have started putting up my fall decorations (corn shocks and a scarecrow on the front porch and some combination pots of mums and ornamental grasses). If you haven’t had the chance yet, come out and build your own scarecrow with us this weekend!
I bought our trick-or-treat candy already and promptly ATE the whole bag and will need to get more. In addition, towns across the state are holding their harvest festivals, farm implements have taken over the county roads, and a sense of abundance is all around us.
These days, 2 out of every 100 Americans are farmers. Obviously, in Wisconsin, the numbers are much higher. I would say that over half of the people I know are farmers or related in some Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon sort of way. In addition, 97 percent of these farms are family-owned.
One thing that has a major impact on a successful harvest is the weather. Farmers are completely at the mercy of weather conditions. We planted hemp this year, as did many other Wisconsin farmers. With hemp, a large portion of the harvesting is being done by hand.
Now, add in the sharp drop in temperature, the frost, and even snow in parts of the state, our phone tree was activated and it was all hands on deck to get the crops in. There are few things more frustrating to a farmer than having a crop out in the field, ready to harvest, and not being able to bring it in. We heard from some farmers out in Colorado that they were in the fields past midnight, standing in almost a foot of snow in order to save what they could. We all know the weather isn’t perfect, and we know the risk we take gambling on Mother Nature. In spite of this, it is still very rewarding to see the fruits of our labor. Ultimately, how profitable this harvest will be are all unknowns. The anticipation and excitement is palpable. 
Until next time,  
Sat/Sun Oct. 19-20 10AM- 4PM
What do you use to mend a jack-o-lantern??
A pumpkin patch.
How are you supposed to talk in the apple library?
With your inCIDER voice!
Pumpkin Pie Dip
This easy to make, 5 ingredient dip is perfect for dipping apples and graham crackers.
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 5 oz box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

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