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   Sep 14

Orbs of joy

Every day my kids want to go outside and check on their pumpkins.This is the first time I have grown pumpkins and I will again simply because they bring my kids so much joy. My kids have delighted in watching little dark green balls turn into big huge orange pumpkins. My daughter frequently talks about carving them when it gets cold.

I planted pumpkins on a whim because the seed pack was 20 cents. It was money well spent. We have four big pumpkins that will be perfect for carving which is awesome because that’s all we need. It’s like it was meant to be.

The other orb that has been getting lots of attention in our house is the apple. We have already been through four bags of apples. We’ve had some Honeycrisps and Zestars. Locally this was a tough year for apple because we had several hail storms. But there are still some apples to be had. In my opinion, few things are better than an apple fresh off the tree.

After reading several pieces that suggested putting thin apple slices in a grilled cheese I decided to try it. I used sharp cheddar and whole wheat bread with Honeycrisp slices. It was awesome. I would highly recommend it. Now I want to try different apple/cheese combinations to experiment.

While I hate to wish summer away, the fall weather and fare have been a welcome change.

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