CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 30, 2014

October 2014 Welcome Message


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

OCTOBER 2014 WELCOME MESSAGE

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Each time I drive down our local section of the Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) in Pennsylvania more trees strut their vibrant colors. Mother Nature’s wardrobe change is well into transitioning from monochromatic greens to brilliant red, gold, and bronze.  It’s striking—and a good reason for living in this part of God’s world.

In September we spent a lot of time in Slippery Rock, 82 miles away, but the problems are almost resolved and we won’t have to travel back and forth so often.

Last November my husband Monte finally trimmed our knarled, bent over, apple tree. He was concerned that this action would stop producing its 3-6 poor apples. He was mighty surprised at the number of apples old faithful produced. I slaved over a large kettle making applesauce, some of which I froze to enjoy when the snow lays a two-foot blanket over our yard.

Our snow pea, green bean, and floral crops were enjoyed by a deer with a disfigured leg. We must improve our deer fence next summer. However, we did have a good crop of potatoes. Well, good being relative…in days of yore I would have considered my yield to be meager.

Coming in October: Ligonier Days with its wonderful parade, food booths, craft booths, and people. For several years I’ve photographed it from a second floor window, with gratitude to the tenant for allowing me to do so. The Beanery Writers will have a table in front of Second Chapter Books from 2:00-5:00 p. m. on Sunday. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.

The weather so far this month has been fantastic. Monte has been painting the house and the patio, both of which will be completed next spring.

Enjoy this wonderful month. It could be a bitter winter.

Carolyn Cornell Holland

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2 Comments »

  1. What variety of apple tree do you have ? My neighbor has a Yates apple tree and shares their crop with the neighborhood, so I cook applesauce from there in the fall and slice up apples for the freezer to cook more later.

    Comment by Grace (&Fred) — September 30, 2014 @ 8:17 am | Reply

  2. I’d be very interested to hear any legends about St. Brendan and his landing at (North?) Salem, NH. This is for a miniseries I’m developing.

    Comment by John Gillis — October 5, 2014 @ 4:18 pm | Reply


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