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October 8, 2012 - Janet DelTurco
I didn,t get too much done in the garden this week. I did harvest the rest of the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, and picked a lot of broccoli. It looks rather bare out there now, and I need to get some manure to spread on the beds as a winter cover, to be dug in at planting time in the spring. I went out last night after dark and pulled up the geraniums and today I trimmed them up and put them down in the basement for a long winter nap. I only have seven plants to save this year, five or six of them did not make it through the drought. Most of my week was taken up with peeling potatoes, chopping cabbage and making potato soup for the Oktober Fest yesterday, In spite of cold weather and a detour on the main road to Garlo, the fest was a great success. We have a loyal following, and they came with umbrellas at the ready, and lined up in the cold for the food and other attractions. The bake shop in the Miller cabin sold out of hundreds of delicious items by three o'clock, and the meals were done soon after. The food committee will be getting together to plan for an increase all around for next year. We should be about due for a warm sunny day one of these years. The Oktober Fest is the main fundraiser put on by the Friends of the Park to support activities and development of the five nature preserves, Garlo, Bowen, Forrest, Zimmerman and Steyer.The names reflect the generosity of past donors. Now if we could only get a levy passed!
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