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Nothing like a full day’s harvest to help stock the pantry! First I collected the eggs,  it’s nice when each of the hens gives us an egg. Then I shelled my dried Cranberry Beans. Can’t wait to use them in a recipe. Pulled all the carrots; looking forward to making my delicious carrot soup. Spent Read More…

One of my favorite fall activities is making soup! I can take a few ingredients from the garden and create a wonderful, nourishing soup that we can enjoy and I can also freeze for later enjoyment. Butternut Squash Soup is a family favorite. Every time I find a recipe I have to try it and Read More…

Skunked! We’ve lived in Vermont for over 14 years and have never had any problems with skunks. That all changed last night, Riley, our* Boston Terrier met a skunk right next to our house! Perhaps she thought it was another Boston Terrier?  She came running back to the house and sat on the steps while Read More…

Here we are In October already! I just picked the last of our blueberries! As you can see from my photos the blueberry bushes we planted are doing well! We have several different varieties; early, mid and late producing which gives us a nice long season of fresh blueberries. Being a prudent homemaker I want Read More…

Mid summer. The garden is well underway. This year I am trying to stay on top of the weeds, some years I do better than others. My goal is to keep the garden weed free and mulched. Usually I will rake up the grass clipping and use them as mulch. It’s amazing how even a Read More…

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