Yet again summer felt short, and, I admit, it was too chilly and rainy for my liking. On the plus side, I made sure to take advantage of the beautiful, sunny days we did have, making them that much sweeter.

The turning of the calendar isn’t all bad news either because fall is, by far, my favourite season, so I welcome it with open (although sweater-covered) arms. Growing up on a farm that featured a small apple orchard and roadside market, on Hwy. 21 north of Goderich, fall was always our busiest season, as the apples were harvested. This fall marks the first year in a quarter century I won’t be helping my parents on the home farm, as they are enjoying their first year of retirement. Had 15-year-old me knew I would one day miss all the work that goes into an apple harvest, she’d be floored, but fresh apples off the tree just can’t be beat, regardless of how much work it takes to put them in your hands. I wish my parents, Roger and Gail Farrell, a well-deserved retirement!

We received a lot of positive feedback about our summer issue, including much about our Hospice story, however please note Jessica’s House in Exeter was inadvertently overlooked in that feature. Be sure to update your list of hospice resources in Huron-Perth with Jessica’s House and learn about the amazing work the community is doing to make this dream a reality at

We’ve worked hard to put together another fantastic issue of Huron-Perth Boomers for you and I think all the articles, written by local authors about local people in Huron and Perth counties, are worthy of enjoying with a hot cup of coffee or cold glass of wine! Welcome to our new advertisers and a sincere thank you to our ongoing advertisers, readers, writers, distributors and supporters. We strive to be a true community publication and it’s only with your support we can be the premier publication for local adults 50+. Please continue to support those represented in our magazine by keeping your spending local as much as possible!

And enjoy all the amazing sights, tastes and events our area provides this fall!

Amy Irwin
Publisher, Huron-Perth Boomers

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