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WoW!  I am stunned at my own actions or lack of!

I have not been off of these grounds since May!
At least to no destination that was blog worthy or fitting.

With planting time, then harvest and preserving, family stuff, and honestly…the state of our country right now makes it hard to think “fun stuff!”

All work and no play is not a good thing!
So, today I put on my touring shoes and hit the road, my destination was…whatever, wherever gets my attention.
I didn’t get far up the road when it hit me…I was starving!

Well, if you know what is happening in our small town of Petersburg, then you know, it is hard to drive through and not stop in to see Miss Jean.
So I did! Soups, sandwiches, and fabulous desserts, everything has that special edge…gourmet!  Kinda has a Reto feel, but mostly clean, cool, and yummy!

I then spent almost 2 hours in great conversation with one of the shop owners/antiques (for real).
We discovered a lot of common ground, (beyond antiques) it was time beautifully spent.

I am delighted to see this little town coming to life again, it has an amazing history…more to see, do, and share as time passes…
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Another hard rain with a semi-nasty- little- storm this Saturday afternoon!
Bringing the temps down again…Coffee on the porch was comfortable and good!


Why not, bake a cake? So I did!

Happy birthday to Jack and Randy. (May and July) Love you beyond words!

August kicks off a month of celebrations in my family.

Birthdays—- lights up the month of August—Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!

Sage Hill Farms’ ground-breaking was in August of 2003. Happy birthday Sage Hill—what a journey!

Lizzy, Tommy, (deceased) Bea, Ginger, Janet & Johnny, Cody, George,(deceased) Michelle.

This cake is known as our ‘Family Cake’ I’ve been making it since my sons were 2 and 4.
The batter is Apricot/Lemon—the glaze is usually lemon but has been known to be chocolate from time to time.
Either way, it’s better than good! ( Ingredients have been manipulated to a healthier version than the original.)

Did I miss anyone?

cake    soup

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November, November, a delightful array of seasonal splendor!

Marigolds, mums, and pumpkins on parade-
Leading the way to Thanksgiving Day!

Our destination…Home!
Where all the familiar faces gather to sleep deep, linger long, eat heartily, and hug with intention.

Tradition is BIG in my world, honoring yesterday, embracing the now, and praying for the future to hold the line….one more time!

Beautiful food makes us slow down and take notice.
A table with flashes of copper, glints of silver, and grandmother’s gifts…whatever they are-
Wear them, serve them, share them.

November, November, a delightful array of seasonal splendor.