Message seen on a T-shirt in Boston, Mass.: “What to wear for the day? Put on LOVE!”  

”Why do farmers farm? LOVE They must do it for Love. They love to live where they work and to work where they live.” Another love story: The Scott family have been farming with Love for many years and we know of many more families that have done the same. Farming has its ups and downs each day but we need farmers to keep people fed each day and we must thank them for all they do and the many hours they put in each day. 

From the John Deere 2023 calendar for November: A Day at the Office. Long days at the office turn into long seasons and finally harvest time. There’s so much to be thankful for this time of the year - beautiful crops, the way the sun slips below the horizon after a productive day, the power of your combine and eventually a well earned break. Thanksgiving is Nov. 23. Let us give thanks for all we have in our country and for family and friends.   

Here on the Farm we give thanks for our children and grandchildren for taking time to get our cellar full of wood to keep us warm throughout the winter months.  We are grateful for a good harvest and some weather to get more of the second cutting to keep the cows fed throughout the winter and the many hours the fellas took to harvest - with many breakdowns and the patience to get things fixed and progress to get the job done. The milk tester came to the farm to test the cows for milk production and many other items that the fellas use in the papers that come to help them check the cows for pregnancies, those that need to be bred for the next months and those that are bred and are carrying calves and any other things that the vet can take care of. Remember to use as many dairy products that you can for baking and enjoying in dips throughout the holiday months. Have a great and healthy week everyone.    

Winter Sports began at Sidney Central School Monday, Nov. 13. There is a board of education meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library and also in the Library a Tri-M Coffeehouse at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, NYSMA Area All-State at Walton Central School District. Sunday, Nov. 19 is National Family Week and Thanksgiving recess is Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 26. Have a great Thanksgiving whatever you have planned.   

The Masonville Federated Church is hosting a ham dinner Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Menu is baked ham and raisin sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, coleslaw, green beans, rolls and breads, dessert and beverage. We welcome everyone and all our hunters since it is the first day of rifle deer hunting season and we want to celebrate with the dinner.   

We have some birthdays also: Anne Scott Nov. 19, Sharon Signor, Lucy Anne Warner, Brian Curtis and Ian Ostrander Nov. 23. Have a great day everyone.   

Masonville Federated Church Sunday Services with Interim Pastor Rev. Dr. John Helgeson at 11 a.m. Bible study is Tuesdays in the dining hall at 12:30 and 3:15 p.m.   

Monday Church Council at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 Food Bank from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 - ham dinner - peeling bee at 9 a.m. Friday to get vegetables ready and the dining hall set up. Sunday, Nov. 19 is the last day for Thanksgiving basket donations. Thursday, Nov. 30 - Share the Bounty will take place at the Sacred Heart Church in Sidney from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.