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We're Digging It

  • June plant swap is Saturday
    “June Plant Swap” is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Reservations are required by Thursday; 427-6000 or go to www.
  • Workshops focus on preserving produce
    FORT WAYNE – The Purdue Extension Service in Allen County is offering Preserving Nature’s Bounty workshops on safe home food preservation procedures and to answer frequently asked questions on canning, freezing
  • Master Gardener helpline available
    A free Master Gardener Volunteers Helpline is available through The Ohio State University Extension Office in Paulding, Ohio.
Mike Trulock
Calleigh and Allison Yankey

Leaf frolic

Mike Trulock
Calleigh and Allison Yankey
Mike Trulock
Tiana and Isaiah Trulock ride the tarp.

The first two photos are of my (almost) 2-year-old granddaughter, Calleigh Yankey, and her mom, Allison, who is expecting Calleigh's baby sister next month. My husband, Mike Trulock, captured these leaf pictures at Headwaters Park on Oct. 8. Calleigh was showering her mom with the colorful leaves!

The third photo is of our granddaughter, Tiana Trulock, who is 3 1/2, and her 2-year-old brother, Isaiah, also taken by their grandfather at our home in Fort Wayne. They were riding the tarp to the compost pile!

The Yankeys live in Auburn and we Trulocks are all in Fort Wayne.

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If you have a photo or two of your family enjoying fall's bounty, here's how: They should be in the JPEG format and attached to an email to We'll need to know your name, the names of those in the photo and what community you call home.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)