“Thank You”—“I Love You”
OK- this has been one busy time of the year.
At the Farm, we've gotten the wine grapes harvested, the wine made, The fourth (!) cutting of hay will happen this week. The ewe lambs arrive in a few days. I've been blanching and freezing the remaining peppers (mind you, they will be worth their weight in gold in a couple of months) and even managed to get a repetitive work injury with my tomato projects—and here we are, at the peak of harvest!
We started harvesting our potatoes this week, though the weather didn't cooperate for too long. I got all my eggplants in and started to prep, and most of the winter squash harvested. Next week, the rest of the potatoes (I hope) and maybe the corn I've left on the stalks for my winter project of making my own corn meal—that will be a lesson for the winter months--,
Today—I am so happy. I wanted to thank so many people for their help and also just because it's that time of the year...
Our students are well into their college classes.
Our friends are up to their ears in fall preparations.
Our co-workers are trying desperately to hit end of the year targets,
We all need ...a treat!
So this month, we need to celebrate Fall and Friends and Family.....MAKE SOME TREATS!!!!
And just randomly, drop them where they will be appreciated!
Here's what I did this weekend-- I made a trio of goodies for the ER to share and dropped a similar plateful to friends working on their dissertation. Why not????
If you have a Parents' weekend coming up, why not bring a plate of homespun treats for your student to enjoy the week AFTER Parents' weekend is over, too?
A suggestion—homemade fudge (the recipe on the back of the marshmallow fluff jar for “No fail Fudge” is a time-tested winner), a great refrigerator cookie (you can find several quickies on line), or sugar coated Cinnamon Pecans (also on the back of the bag) … and maybe try the “Harvest Hills Farm Haystacks” recipe!
Harvest Hills Farm Haystacks
12 oz peanut butter and milk chocolate chips
2 cups peanuts
5 oz Chow Mein Noodles ( large can)
Melt the chips either in a microwave or top of a double boiler.
Stir in peanuts and noodles.
Drop by large tablespoon onto a waxed paper covered pan.
Refrigerate for 2 hours. Ready then to serve.