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TAG : fall

Fall is Coming

According to my calendar, August will soon be gone. Children here in my part of the Midwest will be soon starting school in just a few days. Some schools have already started this week. This is the time that tells me that fall is just around the corner. It makes me wonder where in the world ...

Hello Fall

Fall will soon be here. If I'm not mistaken, summer turns into fall this coming Friday. The weather forecast here still shows summer-like weather well into next week, but I know that will soon change. Before long, I will be doing the dreaded: changing the clothes in the closet. Dragging my ...

Farmhouse Cranberry Crumb Cake

The colors are changing here on the farm and it is time for coffee cakes and conversations. This is a cake that I make all the time when I am looking for a cheap and quick cake for unexpected company. As a lover of cranberries, I always have then in my freezer. Feel free to use whichever ...

Ghosts, Witches, and Scarecrows

As I post this blog for you to read, Labor Day weekend is well behind us. The tractor shows that I go to are done for another year. Kids are back in school. With the end of 2016 inching a little bit closer, fall has come to signal that my favorite holiday is near: Halloween.Halloween has ...

Changing Seasons

The leaves are starting to change color at the family farm.Each changing season is another chance for Mother Nature to use her own set of watercolors. With each season, brings a different set of colors. I can't say that I have my favorite season, simply because I know that I can always catch ...

Apples: The Jewels of Fall

Fall is in full swing, and a late-autumn snow storm reminds me of what a fleeting season autumn really is … it only lasts a short time here in the crisp, Ontario country air. Before you know it, the brilliant trees are bare and the leaves make a glowing carpet of red, gold and orange on the ...

Fall: When Hope Turns To Thanks

Fall has arrived very quickly and put an abrupt end to a rather short summer. Where did it go? It seems as if I just put all those plants in the ground. It is the summer that never was. Harvest time has arrived and, as I pick the last of the tomatoes, I have mixed feelings. One of the ...

Fall Planting – Garlic

Fall means it’s garlic planting time. If you aren’t already growing garlic, time to start! Garlic is a low-maintenance crop and it is ready to pick by July, usually a low-time in our harvest schedule, so the timing is good for processing delicious home-grown garlic! Start by finding some ...

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