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October 3, 2012 The Julian News 5 I Diamond Naturals Lamb or 40# $31,99 while supplies Washington Beef last! Mon'Fri 8:30 to 5:00 and Sat I:00 to 8:00 OPEN SUNDAYS by Michele Harvey Love Autumn We have made it past September 21st, so we are officially in the season of autumn. This is the time of year when evenings turn crispy cool and here in the mountains we get to see the leaves on our trees change from deep greens to gold, reds, lime green, orange and scarlet. We have one liquid amber tree in our yard and it faithfully sheds its leaves each winter after putting on a show of delicate colors in shades of green, yellow and orange. I really like the change of color in the leaves before they fall to the ground in late November, telling me in their way that winter is coming. Somewhere in my seed collection I have Japanese maple seeds. I collected them many years ago under a tree in Rogue River City, Oregon. The leaves of that tree were a deep scarlet, almost the color of polished cherry wood, which I hope to duplicate one day. I think Japanese maples would make a-fantastic show of color in my west coast, southern California mountain yard. I just hope they will like it here. I've been collecting pine cones, getting ready for the first fire in our fireplace this winter and rve been gathering kindling for this coming winter too. I can't help collecting kindling as I walk through our yard. Having lived in these mountains for nearly 30 years, I spent too many winters shivering while living in and near Julian. I don't ever want to be short of wood to burn in my fireplace. By simply picking up kindling throughout the year I can keep myself cozy warm all winter long. Autumn is a time to clean up yard waste. Picking up kindling is one way to help keep the yard clean. When we feel really energized, we can begin thinking of making a burn pile. Once the temperature cools down and we get some rain, or at least some moist fog, we can apply for permits to burn all of the yard waste we've Collected throughout the past spring and summer. Then we can enjoy the smell of wood smoke from our controlled legal burning and see the sight of our much cleaner and safer yard instead of smelling smoke from a wild fire. We will wait a month or two for the ash from the burn pile to cool, then we can spread it around the yard to nourish the plants. Though my yard cleaning efforts haven't been as successful as rd like this year, I remember doing an excellent job of raking debris away from my house before the Cedar Fire of 2003. My son Thomas and I spent many hours raking leaves and dead weeds into round piles. When the Cedar Fire rushed through our property and set the piles on fire, the fires didn't spread because the round piles were surrounded by bare dirt. We saved our house from disaster that year with just rakes, muscle power and by asking experts in advance for advice on keeping our home fire safer. As I sit at my desk during this cool evening, I am reminded that autumn is the time for summer to fade into winter. It's a time for us to think about what we plan to accomplish next spring, next summer, next year. During winter, many of us essentially hibernate. We put projects aside and we only do what is necessary while we do our best to spend these winter months staying cozy warm as we wait for the new life and energy that springtime sunshine brings to us. That's why autumn is a time for planning and a time for mentally gearing ourselves up to make it past the lazy months of winter. We want to rest all winter so we will have the energy to get started on our new projects when spring comes and we want to have the energy to finish last years projects. Autumn is a time of abundance. It's harvest time for many of us and a time when we can see the results of our long hours and hard work. As I look in my freezer at the tomatoes that I cut, seeded and froze that sit along side the carrots that I skinned, chopped and blanched, the chopped red onions and the chopped yellow bell peppers, I see winter food. I have cabinet shelves full of plum jam, strawberry jam, peach jam, canned pears and apple sauce that I made and have stored for the cold months ahead.': This is a wonderful time of year to reflect on what we have accomplished this past year and it's a wonderful time of year to begin planning what we wish to accomplish next year. These are my thoughts. Julian Biker's Training Hard WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN Groceries. Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department I],S,D,A, Choice Beef Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications 0PEN DAILY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. .... Bill Pay .,on..=.... The best new thriller on the market !i A must-read for anyone who loves America and freedom! Clare Jackson, student journalist, knows that some stories must be told. But when a new American president takes power in 2012, Clare's stories land her in a'court- room on trial for treason. Charged with inciting anarchy and implicated in the recent assassination of the First Lady, Clare faces the death penalty if convicted. Still, she refuses to retract her so-called treasonous statements- -statements that support the Constitution and the system of government the Founding Fathers put into place. Will Clare's trial be the catalyst that restores the America she used to know and love? Or will twilight fall for the last time over the land of the free and the home of the brave? Available on Amazon.corn. Kindle for $2.99 & FREE for Prime Members/ What Is Gluten? And Why Is It Free? The Kid had already warned me but it still came as a surprise. She's into a low-gluten (well, no-gluten) diet and reads labels. "Campbell's Soup," she said, "isn't what it used to be. They've started putting wheat into it as a substitute for higher priced ingredients." This household doesn't consume soup routinely and when it's on the menu the soup is usually homemade but there are some wonderful old (and new) recipes that use...guess...a can of Campbell's Something Or Other soup. As long as it's cream soup, it doesn't much matter what kind and it was a bit of surprise when the old larder yielded "Cream of Chicken" which was actually in the New Mexico tortilla casserole list of ingredients. One felt pleased and full of foresight in stocking said larder. Until One opened the soup can. There, staring balefully up was Campbell's answer to the threat of alien invasions. The color had changed to a goopy chicken-foot yellow. Consistency turned out to be akin to congealed motor oil, though it did wash off more easily. Although there were toothsome bits of chicken in the picture on the can, not a single one was evident in the "soup". What had happened? We looked at the label. Remember, ingredients are listed in order, the firstest is the mostest with quantities diminishing down the line. So .... chicken stock (all right, no problems there), chicken fat (hmmm), modified food starch (genetically?), wheat flour (The Kid was right), cooked chicken meat (so they allege), cream (milk), water... And now we are getting to the things that are presumably less than a scant teaspoonful each: Salt, cooked mechanically separated chicken (sic), margarine .... contains less than 1% of dried whey (milk), soy protein concentrate, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract, flavoring, vegetable oil, soy protein isolate, sodium phosphates, autolyzed yeast extract, chicken flavor (contains chicken powder, chicken flavor, chicken fat), chicken flavor (no, I didn't repeat myself, they did), spice extract, partially hydrogenated soy and cottonseed oil...and, finally...butter (milk). Don't overeat on the butter. The bottom line, hdwever, is not the butter but, alas and alack, all the great 1950s and 1960s recipes that no longer will taste the same. Or, more likely, won't be cooked at all. At least not here. The Julian Bike Team, coached by Chad Leptich, ended their season with an impressive finish at the Racers and Chasers mountain bike race at Julian's own Santa Isabel Preserve East. Patrick Vandewalle and Ethan Elisara displayed wonderful sportsmahship and teamwork, intentionally tying for first place in the youth division. Competing for the first time in the adult category 3, David Stringfellow took first in his class and 2nd overall. It was a great finish to a great season. As the team prepares for next season they invite any 5th-8th grade boy or girl interested in joining the team to contact Chad Leptich at the Julian Elementary School at 760)765-0661. Lack of equipment or experience isn't a problem. Come join Rowlynda Moretti Chosen For Honour Society Membership Rowlynda Moretti was chosen for membership in the University of California, San Diego chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, as she is part of the top 15% of her class. It is an esteemed community with members in eight countries across the globe. Membership offers access to: professional networking, one million in scholarships awarded.each year, study abroad opportunities, local and international leadership seminars, and service events. Golden Key members share a vision for a lifetime of promise and a commitment to excellence. They are dedicated to achievement personally,, professionals and charitably, and strive to create a lasting impact on the world. The Golden Key International Honour Society has three pillars: Academics, Leadership, and Service. Their goal is to learn lead and help both at the University of California, San Diego and in the community at large All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Senior Class Officers Ready For SAL Breakfast At Legion Julian High School Senior Class Officers (l-r) Eden Tunnell, Secretary; Michelle Tyndall, Vice-President; Amy Rust, Secretary; Colt Anderson, President," Matt Watson, Treasurer; Tori Beardshear, Vice-President show off the signs which have greeted travelers into town along the 78 (just past the crest of America "s Grade) inviting all to breakfast at the legion this Sunday morning.