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I live on a farm ... — pumpkin recipes

I dreamed pumpkins grew in trees

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We were expecting freezing temperatures overnight a couple of times this week, along with a few evening snow showers. So far we have had a good frost, some rain, and some cold temperatures ... but no snow. Knowing that colder nights were coming, I began to worry about our pumpkins because they are out on the porch and in the yard for display purposes right now. However, I want to store and in some cases freeze some of them for cooking purposes throughout autumn and winter. Those worries led to an interesting dream the other night, some of it scary...

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Happy Spooky Cozy Halloween

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Hope you have a Happy Halloween, and may the love and generosity of The Great Pumpkin and the Witch and Ghost he hangs out with be bestowed upon you and yours throughout the coming holiday season. Copyright © 2009 J. L. Fleckenstein ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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So here we are, here we stand

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Following a long absence from writing, here I am again. Hopefully some of my readers have been able to get caught up on past postings while new readers have found their way here and found out something about what I hope to offer. It is early in the morning here on our farm. The sweet dog is laying on the love seat nearby snoring up a cold autumn snore, stretching out every now and then. It sounds as if he is enjoying a very deep, satisfying sleep. Good boy, you keep that up. For the past three years and more,...

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Isn't that something ...

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I remember so crisply the moment when I was sitting out back on the stoop the day after we arrived "home" following our cross-country honeymoon drive and watched as my new husband circled the barn on his tractor and saying in somewhat stupefied* wonder, "I live on a farm. I live on a farm, and my husband drives a tractor."

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Some kind of 'ectomy or other

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It was a thrill when we saw that first little green sprout. I told Sweet Pea, "Your pumpkin patch is coming along now!" and she gave me a big, happy smile.

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