The revaluation has begun in Thorndike. There was a gentleman here and we had a conversation while I was pulling out plants and weeds from the garden. He asked if he could go inside and I said no, it was not necessary. Plus, he did not have a mask and I had already had a close call with COVID exposure. It is not necessary for them to go inside your home. They just have to get the measurements. The inside inspection is not required.

Thorndike Harvest Day is Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Village. Parade begins at 10 a.m., train ride at 11 a.m., live music from noon to 4 p.m., chicken barbecue begins at noon, and there will be kids’ games, vendors and a yard sale. To donate, volunteer or participate, visit their Facebook page and send a message.

While in town for Harvest Day, stop by the My Sister and I shop on Depot Street. They have some beautiful fall arrangements and lots of other things.

Remember to check out the Brooks Thrift Store as they are having a sale on all infants’ and children’s clothing during the month of September. Purchase one item for 50 cents and get one item free. Their hours are Thursdays  and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Papa Dixon and Dustin had a gazebo visit one day and I enjoyed listening to their laughter as I was working around the yard. I really do not know who has the most fun.

Unity will be having a Fall for Saturdays Tour Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. Sample the best of area businesses, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tour through the Unity area and visit some amazing businesses. Pick up a passport and if you get it stamped at four of the six stops on your tour, you will be entered to win a huge gift basket at the end of the night.

Maine TradeHers Market is hosting the Market of Unity, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; market hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Stonetree Farm and Cidery will host the bluesy sounds of Ezra Rugg from 1 to 3 p.m. Unity Pond Pottery will have its annual sale and tour, 10 a.m. Celebrate National Alpaca Farm Day at the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, 11 a.m.

Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad will offer three fantastic train rides: 11 a.m., pizza and whoopie pie train; 1:30 p.m., fall foliage tour; and 3:30 p.m., a special extended fall foliage tour, and you may end your tour with a locally sourced harvest dinner at Outland Farm & Brewery in Pittsfield. Passport cards will be available at all locations and you do not have to be present to win. The drawing will take place at 8 p.m. at Outland Farm & Brewery. Please adhere to respective COVID-19 precautions as outlined at each location.

I have been having fun cooking all kinds of apple dishes with my own apples. Dustin has fun taste-testing each dish. I planted the apple trees about 12 years ago and they really produced this year.
As I write this it is raining cats and dogs out.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is quoted as saying, “You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.”

Have a great week and be sure to enjoy the last days of summer.