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Our amazing Monarchs are migrating to Mexico. Only spotted four here at The Farmstead in Central Maine this July and August. October’s calling, “Collect those milkweed pods. Save the seeds to plant and feed next year’s amazing Monarchs.” ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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  1. Beautiful share, Bette. I love the Jackson poem. I hope next summer brings more monarchs your way 🙂

  2. Nothing grew too well here in NY either. Too much heat, not even steady rain. Foliage isn’t so great either.

    • Still waiting for some thirst-quenching rain to ease the drought, but all-in-all our summer was glorious. Have a wonderful week, Micki! <3

  3. thanks Bette! 🙂 <3

  4. I hope I have better luck next year. So far, not much luck with growing them. I keep trying. This year, between the caterpillars and the drought, it was a bad year for growing anything.

    • Same conditions here, Marilyn. Gardens gave us just enough, not a bounty to share which is the norm. Felt blessed to spot a few Monarchs soaring by, but none stopping to sip nectar this season. Plenty of milkweed, but it withered early. Time to collect some pods to share and get ready to settle in until spring. The fall foliage is a bit dull and the temps are still in the 60s day, but little of that much needed rainfall. At least our well is still functioning, unlike many of our neighbors. Happy October! 🙂 <3

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