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Tree Lighting

It’s Christmas Prelude here this week and next, and for the first time in ten years, I won’t be peddling my wares… doctors orders😦 but, last night a dear friend and I wouldn’t miss the tree lighting and caroling to kick off Prelude season. What a fabulous turn out and lovely celebration of the season… the only thing missing was the white stuff.  But you won’t hear me complaining!🙂  Will you look at all those smart phones snapping away.

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Late Autumn

Our three days of sheeting rains have finally blown out to sea…

So, off for my walk I went. I was beginning to feel a little stir crazy stuck in the house.  The dory down in the river was just about holding its own and plenty of water. The sun was just breaking through the clouds and it was pretty balmy for our neck of the woods. A real treat  from Mother Nature.

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After a long walk along the beach, I crossed over the dunes and into the woodlands before heading up to the farm.  My first real walk since the surgery, but it felt great being out there again strolling along my favorite paths.  The ‘bittersweet’ ending to yet another fabulous season. I snapped the last of any natural color we’ll be seeing here for the next few months along the way…. the rose hips, juniper berries and the bittersweet brambles, and then onto my final destination.. the farm, pulling the last of the cabbage, horseradish, kale and spinach. This time of the year I’m always torn with mixed emotions.  As much work that the farm entails, and a good rest I surely could use.. I’ll still miss it every day until Spring. Winter well, farm… you’ve more than served me well.

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And when I returned home, in my mailbox I found my 2017 Johnny’s Seed catalog! Timing.. as they say is everything.🙂

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Start By Doing

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

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A New Day

Need to pause this morning? I know I did. Everyone’s tired.  No matter who you voted for, we’re all a little weary today.  Take a minute out of your busy day, and just breathe.  Most of you regular visitors to my blog know very well that I pretty much love being on the beach each day just as the sun is coming up to greet the new day.

As chilly as a morning can be here in November, I was warmed by the solitude, the gentleness of the ocean and the crimson glow on the horizon.  Namaste.

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Game 7 Thriller

Fondly remembering game six in 2013, and my favorite Red Sox WS Champs<3….

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Well now it’s been 108 years, then on to game seven, then tied up, then extra innings, and finally a rain delay! From one fan in a once cursed baseball city to another, thanks for once again proving some faith, perseverance, and maybe a little baseball magic pays off. Congrats to Chicago Cubs!! You too have broken the curse!

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Another season closes

Just got back from the farm… whew, it just never stops!  As sad as this day is to me, I’m very grateful for the returns this season… it’s been an outstanding growing season!  And even though I’m trying to get it all buttoned up, it just keeps on growing🙂  I harvested kale, chard, spinach, beets, carrots, purple top turnips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and even more salad greens.  I took down the two hoop houses… and mulched the new garlic beds… emptied the cisterns… spread the cow, chicken and llama manure.. and now officially pooped! Thyme now for a cup of herbal tea.🙂

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Our Spring may have gotten off to a slow start, but we’re being rewarded with all this late bounty.  The birds are loving the sunflower seeded heads.. which will save me time and money buying seed in the Spring, from their droppage.

The cobae vine is still a joy to see hanging on to the arbor, along with a few more stoic sunflowers and calendula blossoms.  I’ll have enough sage to stuff a thousand turkeys, and will no doubt be eating kale and chard all winter long!

Forecasters are calling for a super night for all the little goblins weather wise, so do be careful driving, Monday night. Happy Autumn & Halloweenie and have a super weekend, everyone!

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Oh yeah… and if that Buffalo Bills fan is reading this… A case of tissue was shipped via UPS first thing this morn.  NO doubt you’ll need them with all the weeping that will be going on Sunday.  Goooooo Pats!!!  LOL

 

Our own little puckster’s first time on the ice.🙂

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