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Apples – Baked, Sauced, Thrown into Dinner and Taken Straight

Apple season starts as early as September and winds up in October, at least here in Virginia. I dutifully went to the orchard at the first part of September but because of another year of excessive heat and humidity the … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter and The Farmer’s Almanac

A man I was talking to at the dump while we tossed construction debris into the dumpsters said an acquaintance who worked for VDOT, the Virginia highway department were already planning for a lot of cold and snow in January … Continue reading

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White Dew bái lù 白露 Sep 08

This coming Sunday begins the solar term White Dew, which marks transition from summer to autumn. In China the temperature drops sharply, and the autumn rains come. Here the temperature began to drop last week after a rainstorm and has … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Longing for Cooler Days

Finally we got some rain Friday evening. In late afternoon the wind picked up and the sky got dark. The was thunder for a while and then a steady rain, The plants needed it. It actually cooled things down, too. … Continue reading

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Cider: the October Drink

Cider was the real original American drink. As early as the mid 18th century apple cider was a staple at every family table. A Swedish naturalist Pehr Kalm, noted during his travels in 1749 that nearly every home on Staten Island had … Continue reading

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Apple Season

An entire year will often go by without my eating an apple. I am forever spoiled by the apples of my youth. They were irregular in shape and strong in flavor. The orchards were local and the apples were not … Continue reading

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October Mood – Poems for Halloween

grand Halloween is the current incarnation of a very old holiday. Over the centuries the customs involved have changed.I am not a big fan of the modern version, to be frank. Encouraging children to engage in an orgy of sugar … Continue reading

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