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November 17, 2014

First Snowfall

Filed under: Fall,Miscellaneous,Our gardens,Winter — Judy @ 2:21 pm

I’m not sure I like this, but this white stuff signals the end of the gardening season for this year. Time to drain the hoses, and put up the shovels. Maybe start a fire in the woodstove, brew up a little hot chocolate, find some warm cozy socks and blanket . . . hmmm, maybe not so bad after all?

First snow
First snow

November 1, 2014

Best of Fall 2014

Filed under: Decorating,Fall,Flowers,Miscellaneous,Our gardens,Veggies — Judy @ 2:09 pm

A few fall images from around these parts!


Gaura ‘Belleza Dark Pink’

Oakleaf hydrangea

Oakleaf hydrangea ‘Snow Queen’

Fall decorations

Fall decorations

Fall trees

Random road scene


‘Red Fire’ lettuce


Artichoke blossom and sweet potato vine

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister'

Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister’

Japanese maple

Japanese maple ‘Viridis’ and ‘Hameln’ grass

May 15, 2014

Scenes from the homestead

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Our gardens — Judy @ 1:39 pm

Everything is popping out and it is starting to look very lush around here. Hard to keep up with taking pictures of the individual flowers so I’m posting a few scenic landscape pictures today.

From the front door

The hill and veggie gardens

Bottlebrush buckeye

Under the crabapple tree


Those are blueberry blossoms in the lower right of the last picture. I’m anticipating a bumper crop … if the birds and chipmunks don’t get them first!

April 12, 2014

Maple Syrup Time

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Travel — Judy @ 12:19 pm

Oh yeah! Maple syrup! We made our annual trek to Moore’s Maple Shack and Pancake House near Arcade NY yesterday and ate our fill of the never-ending buttermilk pancake stacks. And we picked up some of our favorite goodies in addition to several gallons of the good stuff.

maple syrup products

The Moores have been making maple syrup for six generations! From the first hobby operation in the 1960’s using buckets and horse drawn tubs, they currently have 4,500 taps and miles of tubing and pumps to bring the sap to the Sugar Shack and their state-of-the-art reverse osmosis units for processing into delicious maple syrup.

We have been going there since before they built the Pancake House in 1985 and always enjoy chatting with the family. They love to give you a tour of their maple operation and we learn new things every time. Plus they have delicious pancakes, “all-you-can-eat!” Visit their website at or their Facebook page ( to check the dates when the Pancake House is open or where you can find their products.

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