2009 Newsletter Archive
Newsletter 31: Decorate for Fall – Naturally
Newsletter 31 October 1, 2009
If people never did silly things,
nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Progressive Sale Continues
Trees & Shrubs
Hurry in, before theyre gone!
Mums, Asters, Houseplants, and Fall Merchandise not included
Bad Test Answer:
Teacher -Name an environmental side effect of burning fossil fuels.
Student – Fire
Our beautiful mums are a great starting place. Add a few pumpkins, corn shocks, gourds, straw bales and Indian corn and youre almost there. Finish with a unique scarecrow you will build at our workshop, and youre good to go.
This years pumpkins and gourds are some of the best weve had in years. The ears of Indian corn are long and bright, and our corn shocks are netted like Christmas trees so you can get them home without damage to either them or your vehicle
For special savings, weve put together an Autumn Bundle for you, which includes one of our larger-than-life mums, a straw bale and a bundle of corn shocks.
We invite you to come and see how easy it is to have a great looking autumn display. Everything we sell for fall is locally grown, right down to the straw we stuff our scarecrows with. So you will know, as you look at the beautiful flowers on your mums, or gaze at the unique scarecrow you built with your own hands, that you are being kind to our environment as well as supporting your local economy.
This fall a team of scientists will shoot lasers at Mt Rushmore
to create a three-dimensional model.
If the lasers are effective,
Teddy Roosevelt will no longer need glasses.
Through Sunday, October 4
You wont want to miss our fun-filled Scarecrow Days. Rain or Shine at Americas Best. For just $12.99, we provide the scarecrow kit and the assistance you need to build your own unique scarecrow! Bring your own clothes, or purchase ours at garage sale prices. This is family fun at its best, and a wonderful activity for any kind of group. For five or more, please call ahead at 222-2269 to be sure we are properly staffed to accommodate you. This year we are building scarecrows in our large red shed, and we offer complimentary refreshments on the weekends.
Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children.
One day I entered the examining room to give 4 yr old Lizzie her shot.
No, No, No! she screamed.
Lizzie, scolded her mother, Thats not polite behavior.
The little girl yelled even louder,
No, thank you! No, thank you! No, thank you!
Reminder Its time to get your flu shot.
This recipe was submitted to us for our zucchini recipe contest several weeks ago. I made it, brought it in, and got good reviews. When I served it at home, my grown children couldnt tell it had zucchini in it, and loved it. Many thanks to Kathy V. who also submitted a terrific zucchini bread recipe that I have now made several times. Its better than my own usual recipe.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
½ c butter, softened
½ c oil
1 ¾ c sugar
1 t vanilla
½ c sour milk
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t salt
¼ c cocoa
2 c grated zucchini
2 ½ c flour
Mix by hand in order given. Pour into a 9X13 greased and floured pan. Sprinkle on top: 1/3 c chocolate chips and ½ c nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
3 eggs, beat until foamy
Add and mix well:
1 c oil
2 c sugar
2 c coarsely grated zucchini (leave skin on for more fiber)
3 t vanilla
Add and mix until well-blended:
3 c flour
1 t soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg, optional
1 c chopped nuts
1 c raisins (optional, I do not use)
Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour or until tests done. Freezes well.
Makes 2 large bread pans or 3 small with ½ dozen muffins in paper liners.
At Peace in the Playpen
Mary was almost crazy with her three young kids.
She complained to her best friend Judy, Theyre driving me nuts!
They give me no rest! Im halfway to the funny farm!
What you need, said Judy, is a playpen.
So Mary bought a playpen.
A few days later, Judy called to ask how things were going.
Superb! I cant believe it, Mary said.
I get in that pen with a good book and a chocolate bar,
and the kids dont bother me for hours!
SEE YOU SOON!!!
May the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless