I went out and about last weekend before the rains came. I hit up Unity Pond Pottery and got some “seconds,” bought some of Ash Czarny’s anadama bread at the Market of Unity, and went to the Amish farmer’s stand to get some beautiful zinnias and gourds. With plenty of rain and summer-like temperatures, gardens are still producing.

I was speaking with someone about how to break up a Blue Hubbard squash. She thought she might have her husband take an axe to it. I regaled the story of how my mother would lay down newspapers on the floor and lift the enormous squash over her head and smash it to the floor.

My compost pile didn’t produce any surprises this year, but my brush pile has a huge pumpkin growing in it! I also found a watermelon plant in Pond Cemetery.

I was asked by one of my friends who lives in Portland to check on her dock on the lake after our recent rain. It didn’t bode well when I saw the town swimming dock completely under water at Kanokolus. Only the tip of the ladder could be seen above the water.

I don’t very often go “up the hill” toward Albion. I took a drive and checked out the solar array on the Murch farm. It appears to be nearing completion.

Yoga classes are available every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Call Nicole Lazure at 617-894-6366.

The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust has been hard at work rebuilding and repairing bridges on our local trails.

Planning Board meetings are now being held back at the Town Office.

The Cemetery Committee meets Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Town Office. If this is something you might be interested in, please feel free to attend.


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