Greetings to all folks near and far. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I would love to have you come by the Appalachia forum and tell us all about your family holiday traditions.
I have seen the wild horses of our valley begin to grow thicker belly hair and they are heading up into the canyons earlier each day for their night time shelter. I hope we do not have a long cold winter like we did last year.
Our summer was beautiful, but so short due to Winter not wanting to let go of its hold on the land. Our Autumn has been gorgeous and Mother Nature has shown off her beautiful wardrobe all over Washoe County and the Sierra Mountains.
Did anyone make any apple butter this year? I am looking for an easy and great-tasting recipe. If you can come by the forum and share a good recipe with me I would be so happy! Of course it is too late to make any this year -- but, I sure would like to give it a try next year when the apples are ready.
Here's my latest article from the Appalachia site at BellaOnline.com.
Cave Run Lake - Kentucky
Cave Run Lake in eastern Kentucky has it all to please the whole family, or give a romantic couple a cherished memory.
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
- By Robert Frost 1874–1963
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