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The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

May your trick-or-treat paths be not so dim, may the monsters you encounter be not so grim. May you get your share of the candy out there, but not the belly ache from eating your share. May the goblins that haunt you be your own, may the grandkids and children find your home. May the winds …

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I have lots of stories about how when you dream up something, write it down, share it with the world, you will manifest it.  You will get it.  Guaranteed.  Isn’t that amazing?!  But a lot of times when I am inspiring folks to do this, to let the universe collide to bring forth your greatest …

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I am a tad envious of those raised on a farm.  They don’t have to text random people that have goats to ask stupid questions.  Like, how the heck do we stop her milk?  I know this should seem like an obvious one but there is an art to all this dairy farming.  Goodness, we …

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I am intrigued by history.  Fascinated by it.  I learn from it and am entertained by it and live by it.  So many modernized things were not for the best, in my humble opinion.  Of course with my long flowing skirts and aprons I, myself, look as if I skipped out of another time period.  …

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I stepped outside before the sun’s colorful hands glided over the edge of the prairie.  The lighting was surreal and looked as if I lived in a Renaissance pastel that might hang in the museum.  A painted landscape so beautiful my mind could hardly fathom.  The owls called to each other from tree to tree …

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Aunt Donna invited us over to pick up firewood and to pick apples.  She could have invited a hundred people over for apples.  Her tree was so heavy laden with gloriously delicious apples that I rather fear a good many up high will go to waste.  After biting into the scrumptious orb I realized that …

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Sometimes coming up with three meal ideas a day can be tiring, even daunting.  I needed inspiration and a margarita and that is how this recipe came about.  The next time you want an easy dinner that is festive and delicious, try this one.  For the complete experience play salsa music while cooking, sip on …

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Holidays have always been important in our family.  It has been the catalyst for a million good memories, for rounding up the kids as they got older to bring us all together, to allow creativity, and to enjoy good food. We brought over all of the pumpkins from our garden (leaving a few for the resident buck) when we moved so our …

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Beans are the epitome of security.  They are inexpensive, easy to grow, easy to cook, satiate hunger, and are full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, protein, and vitamins and minerals.  A pantry filled with beans means a winter without hunger.  A pot simmering on the wood cook stove symbolizes love for the recipient. I am in love …

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I am in love with this place.  It speaks to me… of heartbreaks healed and promises kept. The lingering wood smoke scents the air as the rustic landscape captivates me.  It pulls me in and dances with me across further snow capped peaks and nestles me near in elder Elms.  I am pleased here, at …

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