October has officially begun! We experienced our first freeze of the fall. The average first freeze is around Oct. 2nd so we were right on. It nipped a few of my flowers and really took out my zucchini. Then with the freeze over the weekend, I still made it through without any damage. I guess there are benefits to living on top of the hill! I started to dig up some of the annuals and I know I don’t need to tell you, but it is dry! Really consider watering your perennials at least once really well before the ground freezes. It will be a tough winter with it this dry.
Now is a good time to consider starting to trim up your shrubs for the winter. Just remember not to trim anything that blooms in the Spring, i.e. Lilacs, Azeleas, Rhododendrons, and Clematis that bloom only in the Spring. You won’t kill the plant, but you won’t have any flowers. Perennials can be trimmed back too if you want to start. Be sure to remove any diseased leaves, etc. that you may find.
It is Clergy Appreciation month. Take a minute and let your Pastor know how much you appreciate him/her!
Tony and Darla Parsley are collecting coats, boots, mittens and hats from now through the end of October. If you have gently used coats of any size or winter clothing, please drop them off at 517 Maine Ave. Someone in need will appreciate a warm coat for the upcoming winter.
With October comes Halloween. The cases of COVID are rising in Minnesota, so it really makes a person wonder how Halloween will be handled. There are many suggestions out there, but what will it be? I am one grateful mother that doesn’t have to make these tough decisions.
Winter sports have been given the okay by the MSHSL, but with restrictions. Good for the athletes!
Volleyball and football games begin this week. Volleyball begins its season at home in Ellsworth on Tuesday, Oct. 6th and are in Edgerton on Thursday. Football begins on Friday at New Ulm Cathedral. Look for game details in next weeks Nobles County Review.
Our sympathies to the families of Joe Beckmann, Verna Mulder, Josh Nolte and Priscilla Spykerboer. There will be a hole in these families hearts. Please keep them in your prayers. God bless their memories and God’s peace to the families.
Mitchell Wagner continues to make improvements daily. Please keep prayers coming for him.
Send prayers of thanks to God that no person was hurt at the fire at 3B Farms this past week.
Please continue to pray for all those infected with COVID19. The numbers are rising again. Please be smart and stay safe.
Thought for the week: Celebrating each new day helps us develop the ability to be grateful for all new moments and for God who is in each one. The discipline of celebrating each new day influences our attitude toward all of life. A new day signifies the Lord of mornings is still sovereign over the world.
Have a good week!