It is spider time in the Valley. All of the grass and bushes are covered
in the webs of orb spiders. These are the fat bodied ones that we are used to
seeing in our yards and crawling about in general. They are also called
garden spiders. The webs are truly beautiful in the morning when covered
with dew. No diamond could sparkle as brightly.
We have an especially fat one I have named George outside
our kitchen window. The web is built across one of the windowpanes.
Since we have a small light we leave on as a nightlight in the kitchen, we attract
a lot of bugs and George eats very well. Sort of spider fast food. Spiders eat
a lot of pests and are really very useful creatures. My grandmother used to
say if you stepped on one, you would make it rain. So nobody step on
any spiders for a while! We want this weather to last for a while longer.
You can save a spider web with a little flour or powder and a piece
of dark paper. Put the flour in your hand and blow it gently onto the web.
Then slide the dark paper behind it and pull forward. The web will stick to the
paper, outlined in the flour. This is fun to do, as you can see all the skill
the spider uses to build the webs.
Chess Club at the North Bend Library is holding the October
Knights Chess Tournament every Thursday night in October at 7 p.m. No
entry fee, bring clocks and sets, all skill levels and ages welcome. Club Game
30 (1/4 point byes). Trophies will be awarded.
If you are a chess player, or would just like to observe the players, this
is the place to be on Thursday nights.
Attention home schoolers! The library is holding special catalog
and Internet searching classes at North Bend. On Thursday, Oct. 7, there
will be two sessions held. Ages 11-18 will meet at 10 a.m., and ages 6-10
will meet at 11 a.m. This will be a basic introduction to research on the
library computers and the Internet. There is a lot of information available out
there, but you need to learn the tools to find reliable information quickly. So
drop by and let our librarians help you out.
The Farmers Market is over for this year, but I heard a lot of favorable
comments and hope it will become an annual event. One of our older ladies
was really pleased with the vegetables she got. She said they were real beets,
with tops and everything, and were not `woody’ like the ones she got at
the store. I hope you got a chance to enjoy this event. It’s a good thing for
Thought for the week: Beware of little expenses; a small leak will
sink a great ship – Poor Richard
Ain’t that the truth!
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