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Fall Cider Making

We planted a very small organic apple orchard with dwarf trees when we moved here twenty plus years ago. There have been a few years when conditions have been right and we’ve had apples to press for cider, although never very much. This year we hit the jackpot. Spring blossoms arrived without freezing or getting…

Mother Nature

“When we are disgusted with the pettiness of mankind we may turn in appreciation to the grandeur of Nature.” Paul Brunton I have to admit that I’ve been mighty disgusted with the pettiness of mankind lately. I am incredibly fortunate that I live in a place where I can turn my back on mankind and…

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Winter blues

I am so happy it is nearing the end of February and the days are getting noticeably longer. It’s still freaking cold but there’s a light at the end of this winter tunnel. Most years I enjoy winter, but this year, not so much. The snow hasn’t cooperated so cross-country skiing has been limited, but…