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  • Bruce Siebold

Sumac's Glory Days

Most days Sumac is simply ignored on Eighty Acres, but each Fall it's leaves turn a brilliant crimson color and shout for attention. Sumac comes from an ancient word meaning "red" and over the years has been used as a tart lemony tasting spice, for numerous medicinal uses, Indian lemonade, fabric dying and pipe making. This week on Eighty Acres the Sumac's brilliant color heralds the beginning of the Fall season. It's Sumac's time to be on stage, to shine, to strut, to shout "look at me." It's Sumac's glory days!

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