Our beautiful, warm and sunny fall has been a boon for leaf peepers, hikers, gardeners and farmers alike. Many dairy farmers are harvesting their fourth and even some fifth cuttings of hay — a rarity in the Champlain Valley. Most farmers have been pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the forages (hay and corn silage) they have harvested this year. Since healthy cows and good milk production begin with high-quality forage and lots of it, our dairy cows should be well served this next year.
The poet: It would be hard to imagine anyone with more artistic and literary credentials than Ann Day. She is a writer, photographer, naturalist, and above all, poet! She publishes an illustrated day-book, using her own photographs. She collaborates with other poets in publishing books of poetry. She is a member of at least two poetry groups. For years she has published a weekly column called “The Nature of Things,” etc. Also, she is a splendid luncheon companion.