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Walking is good for both, the sole and the soul. Think of all the health benefits.  Think of how much you are missing not seeing zooming by in your cars. Slow down and appreciate all that’s right under your nose 🙂

 

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Now that the seasonal things have slowed down considerably for me, I’ll surely be walking a lot more… Some days, I bring my camera along.. most days, it’s cell phone only.

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Somebody asked of me, ” how do you choose your subjects”. 🙂 I had to smile at this because truthfully there is no real rhyme or reason to how or what I take any shots of.  And… I am certainly not a professional.. it’s strictly a hobby for me.. but I will admit, I prefer candid shots to posed by far and macro’s of florals.. and veggies.  🙂 You’re probably perdy tired of seeing veggies on this blog.. but I absolutely love the progression of the growing season from start to finish, so just grin and bear with me! LOL  If you only knew how much I spare you (I love food & cooking) by omitting my food pics from this blog … but if interested hop on over to my family cooking blog. Simply scrumptious recipes with photos– but just remember, I can’t be responsible for any calories that may find their way to your midriffs or thighs… hence, just another reason to walk!! 🙂

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I adore animals, that’s pretty obvious …..

 

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and the ocean calls me to it daily, as I just love my solitude and ya know what they say, ‘if ya don’t use it, you’ll lose it!’ As a one time runner, I’m perfectly content ( as are my knees 🙂 to simply walk nowadays.

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Some of my family shots  just tug at my heart… and I want to always remember those times, so they’re catalogued here, just for those occasions… hence the name of this blog– Thyme Goes By… a Remembrance. 

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Well ya gotta admit.. it is a cute bum! 😉

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And some days it’s whatever catches my eye or makes me laugh out loud! 🙂 It takes so little effort.. so get out there daily and see what you’ve been missing. You’ll probably hate it at first if you aren’t an outdoors or active person.. but I’ll guarantee you, once your hooked, you won’t want to ever miss it again. Just Walk!

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  Time is a funny thing–it passes, it always seems to pass… like breaths, the breathing of years. This growing season, here at the CCF has passed more quickly than I would have thought… the season is nearly over.
    It seems as if I haven’t been farming all that long… but long enough now to really lose track of the seasons. These days, each season seems layered on the last rather than a linear string of time.
  And I think time is starting to play tricks on me… For instance,  when I think of June, and I see all the Junes, I lose track of the years… I see Rob planting beets in the the back pasture. Clara and Iris bundled up at a rainy farmers market Tomato Plant Sale, me  organizing the green house… or trimming the goats hooves… not in order, just all layered together… and then I think of how many folks I’ve fed, how many food pantry’s we donated to in all the years on the farm… right up to this season’s market days… it all seems to exist in this hyper-duality of the present and some  of ancient memory.
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  Beyond all of our reality, the more time I spent on my farm, I’d start to really absorb the ghosts of the place… I’d find myself moving hay in the barn and be struck by a warm feeling of meta-repetition, repetition of all the women and men who had moved hay around the property previous to us for the last 150 years… and it happened kind of a lot… pulling rocks out of the field, eating a plum off the tree, helping to deliver triplet kids, squinting in the low hot autumn sunshine, rubbing flies off the back of Francesca… our family cow, telling my grandkids a story on the side porch… it’s all happened  before, and it continues to echo, in my mind.
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   This season, in a nutshell has been a wonderful growing season… and all of my customers and friends are a huge part of that, so thank you — for the much appreciated support throughout these years. But for me, the real joy isn’t just in seeing this season, it’s in seeing all of those past seasons, folded back on one another, taken in together, a prolific blooming collective experience, retaining all of the good memories, the hard work and even the woes of life on a farm on any given day…
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  Now, only the pumpkins, winter squash, two rows of sweet potatoes, along with plenty of kale… remains. Perhaps that’s a good thing– the coming of the end of another season. It’s a reminder to slow the pace down now and hunker down for that awful impending white stuff, once again.

 

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Hey, it’s tough playing hard all day, ya know 🙂 Our tuckered out, Eli. ❤

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My name is J… and I am a recipe addict! Or I should say.. was.

A few months ago, after a recent move I made the decision that it was time to sell a rather large cookbook collection I’ve had for over 25 years. Why was I saving recipes from twenty five years ago? Cooking styles have surely changed over these years that more than half of the bookmarked recipes were for things I would never make any more. I was thrilled to find a wonderful cookbook dealer who assured me, my library of 900 treasured books would all go to good homes.. Of course before I made my decision I had to go through them all one more time because there was one favorite recipe that I couldn’t be without. Enough already! Admittedly, this is how a recipe addict thinks, but in addition to my favorite recipes.. I got into the habit years ago, of sticking family recipes into my books as well, along with family pictures that were very special to me. They just brought an instant smile or warm remembrance of a special event or special person, that called for a certain recipe, whenever I reached for my books.

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My daughter came to visit in the midst of all this madness and suggested that I put my favorite recipes on to the computer, but I couldn’t even begin to fathom the length of time that would take, and what if I forgot to do backups? Well it ended up taking me 3 weeks to go through each & every book, sort the keepers and separate the ones I would part with.

Yes, I still have a very nice collection, but now actually manageable, and space in my new kitchen. I’ve been slowly putting some of them into computer files.. but it’s just not the same for me. I actually prefer having a book with my hand scribbled marginal notes from years ago in it.. There definitely are memories connected with them and as I gazed at my faded writing and that smudge of cinnamon and butter encrusted on the pages, I’m transported back to that time years ago when I baked my first apple pie for my own daughters during the holidays. And yes, what about all those hand written recipe cards with recipes from my mom’s collection, my Nonna’s recipes brought from Naples? My sister’s famous Leg of Lamb, Uncle Pete’s famous lobster pie recipe? Auntie Ella’s arancine or baccala salad, Jimbo’s fabulous Prime Rib.. or his famous Guiness Beer Brats.  I’ll always hang on to those. Whenever I make Ma’s delicious apple pie I get out that recipe card, even though I know it like the back of my hand… and many of my favorites are up on my cooking blog or in my journal for safe keeping. 🙂

My newest cookbook, a birthday gift from my daughter, Top Chef-The Cookbook, with an inscription.. ‘this will just be a start to your new collection of cookbooks 🙂 Bon Appetit’. So whether old or new, collecting cookbooks and recipes .. like dear old friends, will always remain in this addicts life!

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Yes, our little Eli can be quite the imp!

“Mama? What will happen if I press this little red button”?

LOL.. kids! Gotta luv them. 🙂

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