When city dwellers come for a visit to my modest tree farm in Middleton, they are usually effusive. “Oh what a beautiful place,” they say. “You must love living here. It’s so peaceful! Oh how I wish I would live like you do.”
October’s been quiet so far on Wall Street. The historically volatile month for stocks often creates Halloween jitters. Earnest evening news anchors report that financial markets even staged a small rally this month.