Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Though it doesn’t technically start until the 22nd, the kids being back in school triggers it for me. Not being a hot weather lover, I relish in the cooling temperatures and continue to be amazed by the colorful landscape that begins to emerge.
One family tradition of ours has always been going apple picking in September. In fact, one of my favorite photos is that of my three children walking hand-in-hand between two rows of apple trees after a successful picking session ten years ago. Unfortunately, this year’s harvest will not be so plentiful, as most crops in our area have taken quite a hit this year due to the unusual spring weather and the summer drought. Please make an effort to support your local farmers this fall. Visit markets, pick-your-own farms and fundraising events you hear about. Do a bit of investigating to find all of the opportunities in your area!
I’m happy to share this month’s issue with you. Johanna Navari Welch shares the impacts of this year’s drought on small Midwest vegetable farms, like King’s Hill Farm in southwestern Wisconsin. Laura Schuch explains how strength training helps you age gracefully. Average Jane brings us along as her therapist introduces her to tension release exercises (TRE). These are just a few examples of what’s ahead for you this month, so please read on!
I wish all of you a wonderful month and much success in your healthy living efforts.
In health and happiness,