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Spicy Apple Salad

Now that it’s well into apple season, I have been looking for this recipe again. It is a surprising one, full of intense flavor and satisfying crunch, and rich in an unusual way.  My mouth waters at the memory and we will be eating it again soon.  Our apples are small and bumpy this year–that […]

First Frost and Autumn Thoughts

For a few days now we’ve been busily squirreling away garden goodies.  Although the various weather forecasts disagreed, the predicted temperatures were cool enough that we, in a valley, expected frost last night.  And, yes, we got it. The garden was mostly covered with tarps and sheets, and it will be a few hours before […]

Summer Flowers Sing God’s Glory

God has given us so much beauty to enjoy!  The flowers in our world show us the glory of the Creator as clearly as more dramatic creatures do, if only we actually stop and notice them. Bee balm and pink yarrow.  This juxtaposition of colors and shapes stopped me in my tracks and encouraged me […]

Frost Pictures

Last night we had the winter’s first frost, late but severe.  We had picked all we could and covered most other things, except the raspberries.

August Wrap Up: Puppy, Raspberries to Give Away, Timers for Effectiveness

In our lives this month… So, here we are at the end of another month full of sunshine, rain, fun, and work.   August’s highlight was our new puppy, the sweetest little fellow with such soft ears and a great desire to please…most of the time.  He is difficult to photograph, though. In our homeschool … […]

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