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For those of you who are done with your canning and have already started on your winter sewing, may I say, good for you!  I’m not quite there yet and my fingers are itching to get the sewing machine out.  ...

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Warm days and cool nights, the blessing of Autumn.  I keep hoping that the days don’t continue to get cooler, but they are and that is the circle of the seasons.  Not only that, but we are to be content ...

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Apples, apples and more apples!  Will we ever get done processing apples?  Just when I was beginning to think we might have to go out and buy some apples this year, in order to do a bit of canning, it ...

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It has been a beautiful week here in Olga!  There has been a lot more apple picking and canning taking place, not to mention having fresh Apple Crumble Pie on hand. I discovered a new recipe this week that sounds ...

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Can you believe Autumn is here?  It is time for crisp, richly colored leaves to fall, apples to be picked, hay rides with good friends, family gatherings, warm apple cider, pumpkin pie, apple butter, scarecrows, cozy scarves, bonfires and smores….can ...

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Rain, glorious rain, washing the dust away, cleansing the ground, refreshing the ponds and rivers, such a blessing!  Haven’t the cooler temperatures been wonderful?  Fall is right around the corner and the evenings have been so comfortable with the cool ...

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It is apple season here in Olga!  My favorite harvest of the year and due to the rains, the apples are hanging heavy in the trees.  In our home, we preserve apples in the form of apple butter; applesauce (both ...

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There is something to be said about living in a very small, very country town in the dead of August.  Work needs to be done as early in the morning as possible to avoid the noon day sun, the animals ...

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It seems that all of the rain we have had has caused the blight to thrive and shrivel the tomato vines, leaving the tomatoes hanging, looking like Christmas ornaments on dead trees out in the garden.  Once they are picked, ...

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Has anyone ever, in all their years here, seen so much rain?  My goodness, hardly anyone could get out for work or for errands.  The rain was pouring off these hills in sheets and filling the hollers below up so ...

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