THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER- PLUS A LIST OF ALL THE BEST PUMPKIN PATCHES AROUND

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Can you believe it’s mid-October? Where did this year go?

This year flew by, Summer came and went, with a blink of an eye. I know a lot of people who are disappointed we’re already in October, but I’m not going to lie, I love Fall. The weather is just perfect. The colors are spectacular. Bright yellow, red, orange, brown. The air is fresh and everyone seems to be in a good mood. Halloween decorations are everywhere to be seen. Kids and some adults, can’t wait to purchase or make their Halloween costume. Fall is the perfect time to throw on a sweater and scarf, and go enjoy anything outside.

·       Pumpkin Patches

·       Apple Picking

·       Wine Tasting

·       Pumpkin Carving

·       Visit the Arboretum

·       Go Fishing

·       Go Hiking

·       Make hot coco with the family

·       Watch Halloween movies outside

·       Go horseback riding

·       Visit a haunted house

·       Go to the zoo

·       Bake a pie on the grill

·       Build a scarecrow

If nothing in that list suits you, at least go visit a pumpkin patch. It’s tons of fun. Trust me, you’ll enjoy yourselves.

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Southwest Suburbs

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm – 13341 W. 151st. Homer Glen, IL 708-301-3276

Butterprint Farm- 24936 S. 80th Ave Monee, IL 708-534-8801

The Children’s Farm- 12700 Southwest Hwy. Palos Park, IL 708-361-3650

Fawn’s Fall Fest & Pumpkin Farm – 24405 s. LaGrange Rd. Frankfort, IL 708-532-6668

Forest View Farms- 16717 S. Lockwood Tinley Park, IL 708-560-0306

Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm – 4853 Hwy 52 Minooka, IL 815-475-7373

Odyssey Fun Farm – 18900 S. Oak Park Ave Tinley Park, IL 708-429-3800

Northwest Indiana

Country Line Orchard – 200 Country Line Rd. Hobart, IN 219-947-4477

Garwood Orchards and Farm Markets – 5911 W. 50 South LaPorte, IN 219-362-4385

Western Suburbs

Abbey Farms – 850 Butterfield Rd. Aurora, IL 630-936-0034

Blackberry Farm – !00 S. Barnes Rd. Aurora, IL 630-892-1550

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm – 42W813 Reinking Rd. Hampshire, IL 847-464-5952

Honey Hill Orchards – 11747 Waterman Rd. Waterman, IL 815-264-3337

Johansen Farms – 710 W. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 630-759-8711

Windy Acres Farm – 37W446 Fabyan Pkwy. Geneva, IL 630-232-6429

Go enjoy this weather. Carve a pumpkin, make some coco, or sit by the fire. Just go have some fun.

Kevin Szabo Jr

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Misconceptions About Garbage Disposals

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

We need to change the name of garbage disposals to something else, since a lot of people are confused by the meaning of it. There is a misconception that you could put whatever you’d like down the sink, and your garbage disposal will grind it and dispose of it. That is 100% False. Garbage disposals grind down food to tiny little pieces and dispose of it down the waste pipes. They are meant to make disposing of food easier. It doesn’t mean that it could actually take everything you want to feed it.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED:

  •  BONES

  •  ANYTHING STRING-LIKE, SUCH AS CORN, CELERY STALK, OR THE INSIDE OF A PUMPKIN.

  •  PEELS, SUCH AS ONION PEELS, POTATOES PEELS, OR BANANA PEELS.

  •  STARCHY FOODS- PASTA OR BREAD.

  •  OIL OR ANYTHING GREASY

  •  METAL

  •  PAPER

  •  GLASS

  •  ALUMINUM FOIL

  •  PLASTIC

  •  CIGARETTE BUTT’S

  •  NUT SHELLS

  •  WOOD

**Never put your hand or fingers down the disposal**

GARBAGE DISPOSAL MAINTENANCE

We understand since it’s under your sink, you can’t see it and might not feel like cleaning it. Guess what? You need too. If you don’t, you’re just growing nasty mold and bacteria inches away from where you put your plates and silverware. Let’s not forget the smell. Yuck!

ONCE A MONTH: TAKE A 1/2 A CUP OF BAKING SODA & 1/2 OF VINEGAR. POUR IT DOWN THE SINK. LET IT SIT THERE FOR 15 MINUTES. IT WILL START TO BUBBLE UP. THAT MEANS IT’S WORKING.

NEXT, SLICE UP A LEMON, AND A CUP OF ICE. PUT IT DOWN THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL. TURN ON THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL AND LET IT GRIND.

FINALLY, TURN ON THE COLD WATER FOR A FEW SECONDS TO RUN EVERYTHING DOWN. IT SHOULD SMELL GREAT. REMEMBER, IF YOU MAINTAIN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL IT WILL LAST LONGER, AVOID NASTY SMELLS AND KEEP AWAY MOLD.

If you use your garbage disposal frequently we suggest you put lemons and ice down the disposal weekly.

Remember to always maintain

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