Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 9:13am EDT

Vivian Moore – 763-7081

On Monday, Sept. 18, Sharon Historical Society members and friends enjoyed the presentation of more about the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire and Vermont by Michelle Sherburne. This is the third time I have heard her share her excitement and knowledge of the subject. During each presentation, she holds the crowd spellbound, with none of the usual squirming in the seats. It is a pleasure to behold.

On Wednesday, the Ladies “Circled” here at the farm to begin the project for our 2018 quilt fundraiser. Most were able to gather around the coffee table with two boxes of precut pieces and match what pleased their eye. We all kept pieces to begin making the blocks. We will gather again in two weeks at Betty Stetson’s home in Pomfret.

Sadly, the farmer worked on Sunday to begin putting the garden away for the winter. Already, most of the plants are dried up. I picked the last beet greens, but found the beets underneath almost non-existent. Hard to believe those little lumps even produced leaves.

The tomato cages are left and many pounds of fruit remain. My job today is to juice the ones that have been inside ripening enough to make good juice. It is a messy job which I don’t like, but all next winter, when I enjoy a glass of juice at night, I know it is worth it.

Our blessing of the week was to be surprised by a morning glory winding its way to the light on the back of the house by the bulkhead. In the spring, we dug out the chips from the cellar wood piles which had been thrown there over the years. Nothing was planted or done there. A lovely blue morning glory has found its way to the top of the jewel weed, grass, and other weeds. One vine was loose enough so I put it through the eye screw on the window there. In two days it has gone up about 8”!

This morning, there were four blossoms of lovely blue color. Never to our knowledge have there been morning glories there or near there.

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