What happened to summer? Firstly, it sped past at an unprecedented rate despite the lockdown and when it left it did so in Colorado fashion. But wait, having wreaked havoc it may be back for a while. Activity at the large hardware stores over the weekend was testament to the preparations underway. Shopping was done in near-ninety degree temperatures and the next day highs were in the forties, with freezing ahead. From an economic point of view it would have been far more cost effective to abandon the garden and buy fresh produce. But no, as producers of our own, we are all compelled to give the now-maturing produce and flowers every bit of help we can. It is a fundamental caring drive we all share and one that sustains us.