Category: Fall

Happy Fall

For the Chipmunk in My Yard I think he knows I’m alive, having come downThe three steps of the back porchAnd given me a good once over. All afternoonHe’s been moving back and forth,Gathering odd bits of walnut shells and twigs,While all about him the great fields tumbleTo the blades of the thresher. He’s luckyTo …

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September in the Vegetable Garden

Although there is still much to harvest in the vegetable garden, September is the month to start tidying up, prepare for the winter ahead and plan for next season. From planting for winter and spring vegetables to harvesting remaining crops, there is still plenty to do even in the smallest vegetable garden. So before you …

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Rustic Pear and Apple Crumble For Thanksgiving Dessert

Many of us know Thanksgiving to be about abundance. We want to provide our families the ultimate five course meal and ensure that everyone can go back for seconds, with many leftovers to spare. To impress your guests and make use of seasonal ingredients, all without breaking the bank, try delegating different menu items to …

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Artist Spotlight: Charley Harper

We hope our American friends have a very happy Thanksgiving today! Today’s artist spotlight is on the American Modern artist, Charley Harper. He was born on the family farm in Frenchton, West Virginia, on August 4, 1922. Growing up, he not only had the farm to explore, but also the Appalachian hills, where he spent …

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Every family has their own traditions, whether it is a yearly trip to Uncle Sam’s Fried Chicken Hut or a reunion up at the cabin, it is just a tradition but one holiday that seems to be filled with tradition is Thanksgiving. Over the years, I have noticed a lot of traditions that my own …

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Simple Twists to Enhance Classic Thanksgiving Fare

Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds …

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

With the holidays fast approaching it’s time to enjoy some of the season’s tastiest foods. Small twists can turn a traditional dish into a holiday classic. The good news is it’s simple to add a fresh twist to holiday favorites with easy additions like Fisher Nuts. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, an Iron Chef and expert on …

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5 Coloring Pages to Add Some Fun to Your Kids’ Thanksgiving Break

Add some creative time for the kids, as well as some peace of mind for the parents, to this year’s Thanksgiving break with these fun and festive coloring pages. Click on each image for the full, printable coloring page. 1. Happy Thanksgiving 2. Native Americans 3. Fall Garden 4. Pumpkin Pattern 5. Turkey

Keto Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

One of the greatest pleasures of the holidays is enjoying traditional flavors of the season. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to indulge without discarding all your wellness goals. You can enjoy festive foods if you plan ahead for holiday events, and make dishes that aren’t loaded with carbs and sugar — but still satisfy …

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Leaves by Elsie N. Brady

Leaves How silently they tumble downAnd come to rest upon the groundTo lay a carpet, rich and rare,Beneath the trees without a care,Content to sleep, their work well done,Colors gleaming in the sun. At other times, they wildly flyUntil they nearly reach the sky.Twisting, turning through the airTill all the trees stand stark and bare.Exhausted, …

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