Carving Jack


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Sixty Seconds with Judi:   Do you remember when you were a kid and you would carve your pumpkin for Halloween? In my house it was a family affair. My Mom would buy the biggest pumpkin she could find. We would use the biggest butcher knife in the drawer and the carving would commence. I always thought my mom was ahead of her time. She was a bit of an artist. She would carve crazy eyes and noses – No triangles on our pumpkins!   Move ahead 30 years and my husband, who happens to be a carpenter, has changed the tools for our carving experience. The butcher knife was...Read More...




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Sixty Seconds with Judi:   If I were to close my eyes and think of fall, the first thing that would come to mind would be color. The trees with their brilliant reds, yellows and oranges would paint the backdrop. The beautiful blue skies would be filled with geese falling in formation while squawking loudly to each other.   The air would be crisp with distant smells of apples and cinnamon. Children would be playing in leaf piles, dressed in sweatshirts and jeans. And gardens would be overflowing with Chrysanthemums in every color!   Chrysanthemums, a hardy perennial, are the quintessential autumn flower. Their prolific decorative blooms are known to...Read More...


Peter Piper Picks the Perfect Pumpkin


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Sixty Seconds with Judi:   Okay, I know Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers. However, if Peter Piper were here in the fall he would be picking out the perfect pumpkin! With so many varieties to choose from, I imagine Peter would have a difficult time choosing only one!   First, poor Peter would need to decide what he was using the pumpkin for.  For instance, if he were looking for a home for his wife like his cousin Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, he would choose a giant pumpkin such as Dills Atlantic Giant or Big Max. These are specifically grown for their world record size.  If Peter were...Read More...