Labor Day weekend is over and we are gearing up for the Farm Science Review here at the Farm and Dairy. I’ve come to know that this means one thing: summer is just about over.

Of course, we will get some warm weather here and there, but for the most part, the fun times, the relaxed evenings by a swimming pool, the good times with family and the feeling that it’s summer and anything goes is almost over.

Soon, our weekends will be replaced by fall chores. The raking of leaves in the yard and checking buildings one last time to ensure they can take what Mother Nature has in store for us this winter, come to my mind.

But there are some good things ahead before we get to old man winter. The pumpkin patches are full of orange goodness from what I can see from the roadways around the region. The apple festivals will begin soon. Oh, and don’t forget the corn mazes that abound in the area.

But these things are just reminders to me right now that summer is over. Is anyone else wondering where summer went?
But before I say good-bye to it I wanted to share some of the best things I’ve experienced this summer (and yes, most of them revolve around eating!).

• Fresh green beans ( I seriously could have an addiction to them!)
• Cantaloupes
• Watermelons
• Strawberries
• Sweet corn… Oh the sweet corn! Yellow, yellow and white and just white… You can’t beat it!
• Summer concerts
• Swimming in the pool
• County fairs
• Many fair participants setting records with the market livestock they produced.
• Elephant ears and sausage sandwiches
• Hamburgers on the grill!

Share with me some of your favorite things this summer in the comments section!

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses with her husband, Kurt. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism.
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