I am about to be the proud owner of a 32" Ames True Temper Axe handle. What every woman needs to go with her True Temper Axe head, suitable for firewood, crowd control, and fending off irate turkeys.
The afternoon turkeys are still with us. I had left a patch of lawn unmowed, partly because of inanition, and it sprouted the most wonderful collection of weeds, all by now into the seed bearing stage. And every afternoon six turkeys drop by for something to keep them from feelilng peckish on the way to the acorn and beechnut buffet up on the beech ridge. I suspect this might be a single brood that has grown up and survived the summer--up until a week ago there was a seventh turkey that was a bit larger, and now she's gone. That was mom, and she's off on her own adventures, and hopefully experience the positive side of the empty nest syndrome.
Weather's changed a bit, too. Now it's hot during the day and barely fifty at night, which seems the natural order of things.
New state law; when you vote, you need to show valid ID. I know it's done elsewhere, but this is a new thing for us, and will probably slow things down considerably. We do like to know the WHY of things, and then we have to argue over the HOW. Especially when the supervisor of the checklist says, now, Mary, we need to see some ID so we can prove you are who you say you are--and how IS Frank these days, we haven't seen him around lately...