THOUGHTS of vacations, leisure-time activities in warm weather and just relaxing outdoors all are associated with summer, but they aren't the only things.
There's also a lot of hard work, especially on area farms. The products of those farms, however, bring good responses as evidenced by the growing number of farmers' markets.
Granted, farming methods have changed over the years, but it all boils down to work whether a farmer is behind a plow or driving a tractor.
THE APHID might be described as a little black bug, but they’re also green, brown, red, pink or other colors. Regardless of the hue, a gardener doesn’t want them on any plant.
On the pleasant side, a vacation might involve several days of traveling to see the sights or it could be a weekend trip. A weekend trip to a site related to history not only is interesting but educational, and Ohio and the nearby states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania have quite an array of possibilities to visit.
There also is an increase in activities because of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, not only locally but elsewhere.
In addition, there are fairs, festivals and other community activities galore throughout the area. Some of these also will be under way in autumn before the cold winds of winter blow.
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