Midwest Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the Midwest is closer to the original feast of the Pilgrims and Indians than any other place in the USA. I don't mean to imply people from large metropolitan areas, the coasts or mountain states have a lesser appreciation of the holiday or its meaning.  It's not a put-down or slam of city folk. … Continue reading Midwest Thanksgiving

Mutant Apple

Where did this odd ball come from?  Picking apples at a commercial apple farm near Mondamin, Iowa has become an annual fall ritual for me and the fam.  Clean country air, several varieties to choose from, and lots of fun. I found this half yellow, half red apple in a row of Chieftan apple trees; … Continue reading Mutant Apple

Corn Crib

This poor corn crib has survived one too many "bin busters", record yielding harvests.  But, with this year's record-setting drought throughout the Midwest, the corn cribs will likely be little used, let alone bursting at the seams. Thought for the Day:  The harvest is truly plenteous, but the laborers are few.        Matthew … Continue reading Corn Crib

Vermont Harvest

Scratch another one off my Bucket List, the fall colors of New England.  I found that catching the turning leaves at their peak can be a crap shoot, and a day or two either way can make a big difference.   Even in the same day, you can go from no fall colors to peak … Continue reading Vermont Harvest