Monthly Archives: October 2017

“Falling” Around New England

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” Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love- that makes life and nature harmonize.” George Eliot

Dear Sisters,

I hope this note finds you all enjoying the gifts of autumn. They are many. Here on the shorelines we’ve hardly had any rain this month and the warm moderate temps have been favorable for all sorts of ” falling” around. Another season of “beaching” and “flowering” is winding down, and that familiar feeling of wanderlust which comes over me every autumn has returned, just like clockwork. It’s leaf peeping season in New England! Turn on your favorite travel music and let’s ” fall ” around!

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Autumn is Suh-Weeeet!

Autumn pulls me in.

In fall, my trips to town that should take 30 minutes become 45. Or more.

I roll down the windows, turn on the heater, and crank up the music. My old friends, James Taylor and Johnny Cash, and my new friends, The Avett Brothers, ride with me as I take back roads and side roads and dirt roads and curvy roads through the mountain countryside.

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Cycles, Man. *Snap Snap*

Hello Farmgirl Friends,

Autumn is taking its last breaths up here in the Alaskan north.  The last three mornings have revealed frost on all surfaces–a frost that persists during the day if it never sees the sun.  Trees are bare, birds are fattening up and quarreling at the feeder; sleeping in is becoming easier and easier as the sun rises later and later, day after day.


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The Lonely Duck House




Hello Farmgirl Friends!


Back in March my husband had this great idea that he would order some Mallard ducks for our grand-girls.  You can watch the little video below on the day we brought them home from the post office!

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Farmgirl Roadtrip: A Great Burger Journey



It’s October, though in Connecticut, lately we’ve had weather that have feels like mid-July! Instead of craving pumpkin, I’ve been dreaming of hamburgers! No matter what the temperature or season, a fabulous burger is one of life’s simplest, best pleasures!

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Posies in a Pinch

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Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. ~Jim Carrey

Dear Sisters,

Happy Fall! Oh how I love this time of year. The summer haze brought on by excessive heat and humidity has drifted out to sea leaving the air clearer, the skies bluer and my brain a little sharper. Something about this time of year stirs my creative soul like no other. My mind races with new ideas and plans and I feel like I have to hurry and scurry to get everything done before we fall back into hibernation. I always have grand plans and I never get it all done but one thing I can always make time for is creating posies in a pinch! Come on in to see the many ways you can make a basic Ball jar bloom!

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