Several events are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20. First, the Frankfort Congregational Church will hold its annual Fall/Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the church from 8 a.m. until noon.

You’ll find food, new and used Christmas items, wicked sharp kitchen knives at a discount price and lots of other goodies. Also, be sure to check out the silent auction. One item up for bid is a signed copy of my book, “Wild Plants of Maine – A Useful Guide.”

I plan on attending and I’d love to meet readers at the fair. It will be a good time, so don’t miss it.

Next, stop at the Waldo Peirce Reading Room and Library for their Thanksgiving turkey drawing. Anyone visiting the library can sign up for this, so come and place your name as a possible winner.

Food cupboard

I recently attended the annual meeting of Neighbor’s Cupboard, a food cupboard serving Winterport and Frankfort. It was my first time there as a board member and I was greatly impressed with the dedication and kindness of all the volunteers who make it work.

The food cupboard is located at 40 Park Drive in Winterport and hours are every Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Anyone from Frankfort or Winterport is welcome. For food pickup, just stay in your car or truck and a volunteer will come out and then inform the volunteers inside. After this, your groceries are brought out and placed upon a loading table.

First snow

When will Frankfort see its first snowflakes? Times have changed and snow arrives later and later, so who knows when we’ll see the first white stuff?

If you have a prediction, just drop me an email and I’ll run the name of the first person to either correctly predict the date or the person whose prediction comes the closest.

Garden farewell

It finally happened. I picked the last of the garden vegetables from my backyard garden last week. A row of Swiss chard had defied heavy frosts and there was enough left for a good harvest.

The chard may try to come back, as might some September-planted lettuce, but it’s unlikely that either of these will provide much. In essence, the gardening year 2021 has come to an end.

Weekly quote

This week I’ve chosen a few tidbits of weather folklore. Enjoy!

If a rooster crows standing on a fence or high place, it will be clear. If on the ground it doesn’t count.

If the sun goes down cloudy Friday, sure of a clear Sunday.

When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.