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In the autumn, mountain sheep can become very ram bunctious

We recently spent a week with my family at their timeshare in the mountains of Virginia.  This specific timeshare is one of my favorites.  As we arrived, my dad had a fire going in the fireplace of the wood cabin … Continue reading

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In some conifer forests, you can’t cedar wood for the trees.

More Oktoberfest fun! I had an apple pie contest so I wouldn’t need a full collection of desserts.  Instead, I just made one dessert, but it was beautiful and amazing and fantastic.  If I do say so myself.  Black forest … Continue reading

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No judge wants to be known as acquitter

We had the most amazing fun at our Oktoberfest yesterday. I’ll be sure to post about all the fun and recipes. Today I thought I would write about one of the fun things we did during it – the apple … Continue reading

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The apple crossed the road to get to the other cider the street

The smells of Oktoberfest are ripe in the air around these parts. To go with the potato pancakes, today we made homemade applesauce from orchard apples we picked a little over a week ago. This venture was initially started with … Continue reading

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No one wanted to see the naked banana. I guess it just lacked appeal.

It was a hot day.  It was a cranky day.  As Mini-ion #1 would say, “a long day, mommy”.  Even before Mini-ion#2’s nap, I knew it was going to be a rough early evening.  So I took fate into my … Continue reading

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The produce grocer keeps his eyes peeled for potatoes every week at the farmers market.

One of the benefits of the area we live in is the amount of nearby farms.  In my town alone there are two farms, at least.  There is a farmer’s market within 30 minutes of my house EVERY SINGLE DAY.  … Continue reading

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Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it.

Last spring, when I was pregnant with Mini-ion #2, I wanted to prepare some of those “freezer meals” in advance to have ready to eat during the early hectic month of having a new baby.   I learned as a breastfeeding … Continue reading

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