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Apple Chips

the apple harvest is in so it is time to process our sweet bounty. Earlier this month I made 12 pints of unsweetened applesauce, started a batch of hard cider and used all of my scraps to start a large batch of apple cider vinegar (ACV). 124 more words

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Thoughts on a Sunday morning

I am so grateful for a lazy Sunday morning. Bradley took the kids on a hike and so I actually have five minutes to myself, to breathe, and to reflect. 578 more words

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Botanical alphabet: Part 6

Another row finished, time to adjust the frame. Two more rows of letter blocks to finish the piece.  Really loving how this is turning out.

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End of Vegetable Garden Season

The hard frosts at night have started and the daytime temperatures are sliding towards the low 30s this week, so it was time to harvest some of the last vegetables in the gardens and start bed cleanup and  fertilization. 84 more words

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Fermented Cranberry Relish

Started preparing a batch of cranberry relish for fermenting this morning for Christmas. Cutting my start a bit close this year, normally like the ferment to sit for 4 months before using.  87 more words

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Winter Squash Soup

Our winter squash are coming in and it is soup time in our house again. For dinner tonight a made  arch and creamy winter squash soup with a side of corn muffins. 220 more words

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Small batch canning

It is just about the end of our vegetable gardens for this year, which allows for some small batch processing of special treats. Today I made apple chips, pickled jalapeños and a few jars of spicy green tomatoes. 18 more words

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