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Confessions of a Farmer: Solstice on the Farm

Confessions of a Farmer: Solstice on the Farm

By Terri Smith – June has always been my favourite month. When you’re a rural kid in elementary school, June is the best month of the year. Not only is it now light enough to play outside after school, it is no longer dark when it’s time to get up in the morning. In June, […]

Raising Amadeus

Raising Amadeus

By Terri Smith – The ‘real’ world isn’t easy. The things we are supposed to care about above all else don’t always make sense to me. As a farmer, I have not been very financially successful, which by many people’s standards means that I have not been successful at all. Farming, and market gardening in […]

Cariboo Growers Co-op: Fresh and delicious food choices all year long

Cariboo Growers Co-op: Fresh and delicious food choices all year long

The Cariboo Growers Farmer Co-Op Store opened its doors in April, 2010 with one goal in mind: to provide the community of Williams Lake with delicious locally sourced and organically grown produce. Our store is a not-for-profit co-operative owned by the very same local ranchers and farmers who sell their produce there. We are driven […]

Nourishing our Children – June-July-Aug 2017

Nourishing our Children – June-July-Aug 2017

By Jasmin Schellenberg – HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Kombucha Fruit Pudding This tasty treat packs a nutritious punch, first from the kombucha and then from the chia seeds, a virtual superfood. The more chia used the more pudding-like it is. 2 cups fresh or frozen fruits 1/2 cup kombucha 3 tablespoons chia seeds 2 tablespoons […]

Raising Amadeus

Raising Amadeus

By Terri Smith – In another month Amadeus will be five years old. When I realized this a few days ago I no longer wondered why it was that I have been having such a difficult time coming up with things to say about him this month. Five years is a long time to have […]

Moving on from Urban Farming in Williams Lake

Moving on from Urban Farming in Williams Lake

By Brianna Van De Wijngaard – Puddle Produce Urban Farm remembers its first season well in Williams Lake: I planted many seedlings and microgreens that either barely grew, or not at all. I operated a more than sketchy 30-year-old rototiller in people’s backyards, (which I am certain was not a pleasant sound), washed late into […]

Nourishing our Children

Nourishing our Children

By Jasmin Schellenberg – HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Roll-ups The great thing about roll-ups is that the roll can be so many different things. The most obvious is tortilla (preferably whole wheat and sprouted), but other choices include toasted nori seaweed sheets, crepes, pancakes, or a large leaf of lettuce. Here are a few ways […]

Farm & Garden | The Back to Eden Garden Method

Farm & Garden | The Back to Eden Garden Method

By Kim Judd – No weeding, no watering, no pests, no till, no dig. No way! It’s all about ground cover and building healthy soil. Skeptical? Well, no doubt. But ask yourself this: is my soil truly alive? How can healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables grow to their ultimate potential otherwise? What are some […]

RECIPES | Nourishing our Children

RECIPES | Nourishing our Children

By Jasmin Schellenberg– HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Bob’s Red Mill Herbed Gluten-Free Corn Polenta Triangles   Ingredients 2 cups freshly ground organic cornmeal (Bob’s Red Mill) 1 cup lime water 4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 cups chicken broth or water 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely minced […]

FARM & GARDEN | Confessions of a Farmer: Fighting despair with hope and potatoes

FARM & GARDEN | Confessions of a Farmer: Fighting despair with hope and potatoes

By Terri Smith – I try not to despair for the world. I had almost entirely recovered from the previous case of despair that led me to become a farmer. And yet, here I am all over again, back at the edge, crying in frustrated anger as I wonder what is to become of our […]

RECIPES | Strength with Superfoods: Food choices for a good morning

RECIPES | Strength with Superfoods: Food choices for a good morning

By Devon Chappell – Each and every day of our lives, we rise with the sun, open our lids, and embrace the morning. There are certain times when the mind reflects awkwardly on one’s life. Those mornings when we are suffering from poor thoughts about not accomplishing enough, or find ourselves buried under blankets with […]

SPIRITUALITY | Compassion: The heart of the golden rule

By Sharon Taylor – You’ve heard the Golden Rule in many forms throughout your life: treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Don’t treat people in a way you wouldn’t like to be treated. The Buddha said: Treat not others in ways you would yourself find hurtful (Udana Vargas 5.18). The Prophet Mohammed […]

LOCAL FOODS | Craft Beer: Art meets flavour in a tasty local adventure

LOCAL FOODS | Craft Beer: Art meets flavour in a tasty local adventure

By Jessica Kirby – If you are like me, you don’t need more reasons to drink craft beer. You already appreciate its smooth, frothy goodness; its robust and diverse flavour variety; and, its extensive list of health benefits. If you are like me, you spend a good deal of browsing time in the craft singles […]

COUNTRY LIVING | Confessions of a Farmer: Rebuilding a Farm

COUNTRY LIVING | Confessions of a Farmer: Rebuilding a Farm

By Terri Smith – With any luck I will never move again! I knew that moving a farm was a ridiculously large undertaking, but the reality of it took so much longer and was so much more difficult than I had even imagined. I didn’t even really go very far. In retrospect, it may have […]

COUNTRY LIVING | A Balancing Act: Working and loving life on the range

COUNTRY LIVING | A Balancing Act: Working and loving life on the range

By LeRae Haynes – Fencing, calving, harrowing, haying, and fixing fences are only the part of the juggling act that is ranching—add in full-time off-ranch jobs, a commute, and looking after family and you have a true balancing act. According to Charlotte Attrill and her husband Charlie on the SL Ranch at Rose Lake, it’s […]

FARM & GARDEN | Farming and the Femme

FARM & GARDEN | Farming and the Femme

By Molly Payne – Women across North America are getting their hands dirty in the unpredictable and often unprofitable industry of sustainable agriculture. What is driving these shifts, and what does it mean for the future of organic farming? Six years ago, I would have never guessed I would find myself falling in love with […]

FARM & GARDEN | Free Drip and Micro-Irrigation Workshop with Highlands Irrigation and the Conservation Society

FARM & GARDEN | Free Drip and Micro-Irrigation Workshop with Highlands Irrigation and the Conservation Society

The summer of 2016 is an especially important year for summer water conservation, as we recover from low precipitation levels in the fall, winter, and spring. Outdoor water use can increase up to 50 per cent in the summer months, so the Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society, in partnership with Highlands Irrigation, wants to encourage the Cariboo […]

Recipes | Eating Fresh: Recipes for Healthy Living on the Go

Recipes | Eating Fresh: Recipes for Healthy Living on the Go

By Lisa Bland – Happy spring! One of the best things about this time of year, other than the increased sunshine, greenery, and birds, are vibrant spring foods. After a winter of eating warming soups, root vegetables, fats, and protein—salad greens, berries, and garden veggies are a sight for sore eyes. Springing into action in […]

FARM & GARDEN | Williams Lake Garden Club is Sowing Seeds

FARM & GARDEN | Williams Lake Garden Club is Sowing Seeds

  The Williams Lake Garden Club is sowing seeds for a new season. The first meeting of the year was held at on Thursday, March 3. The club got off to a great start, with over 40 people purchasing annual memberships. The purpose of the Williams Lake Garden Club is to promote, encourage, and support […]

FARM & GARDEN | Talking Seeds

FARM & GARDEN | Talking Seeds

  By Terri Smith – It’s that time of year again. What time of year is that? I’m glad you asked, because it never feels believable when it arrives, but it is time to order seeds! As I write this I look out my window at the snow-covered trees and the foot or more of […]

RECYCLING | STEWARDSHIP | No Time Left to Waste: No More Butts

RECYCLING | STEWARDSHIP | No Time Left to Waste: No More Butts

By Oliver Berger – This is going to be a tough article to write. There is a small battle I have been struggling with for some time. For those of you who don’t know, I am one of those casual smokers, and have been for over a decade. It is a tough thing to admit, […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength In Superfoods: A New Year of Healthy Food Choices

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength In Superfoods: A New Year of Healthy Food Choices

  By Devon Chappell – Hello, good morning, and welcome to another sparkling era of new opportunity to establish good health for the coming year, assuming you are the type who sees the new year as a grand opportunity to start again. As you prepare to begin your new health regime, take time to reflect […]

FARM & GARDEN | Confessions of a Farmer: Resolve to Keep Doing What Feels Good

FARM & GARDEN | Confessions of a Farmer: Resolve to Keep Doing What Feels Good

By Terri Smith – January is the time of New Year’s resolutions. These often take the form of some sort of decision to eat better, exercise more, and generally get in better shape. The resolve usually begins to waver around the end of February or March and by April most people try to forget they […]

COMMUNITY | RECIPES | Immigration and Multicultural Services Society: Holiday Recipes Homemade with Love

COMMUNITY | RECIPES | Immigration and Multicultural Services Society: Holiday Recipes Homemade with Love

By LeRae Haynes — Food is one thing that brings people together no matter what the celebration. Celebrating the holiday season, as well as the incredible cultural diversity that defines Canada, a group of six clients at Immigration and Multicultural Services Society in Williams Lake gathered to talk about food and share recipes from their childhood. […]

LOCAL FOODS | Winter Delights at the Cariboo Growers Market

LOCAL FOODS | Winter Delights at the Cariboo Growers Market

By LeRae Haynes — The Cariboo Growers Market in Williams Lake is a source of community pride as well as high-quality, naturally-produced local food. Farmers, ranchers, and producers fill the market year round with local, healthy, responsibly-grown seasonal food: a one-stop shop for great taste and peace of mind. “It feels great to show that we […]

FARM & GARDEN | Extending Local Food Production: Possibilities in a milder Cariboo climate

FARM & GARDEN | Extending Local Food Production: Possibilities in a milder Cariboo climate

By Brianna van de Wijngaard — Food Action Coordinator Williams Lake Food Policy Council   This article is largely a how-to on extending your gardening season. Unfortunately, it’s coming out a wee bit late for 2015, but hopefully you still have a number of crops in the ground or raised garden bed that can be […]

RECIPES | Kimchi & Fermented Veggies

RECIPES | Kimchi & Fermented Veggies

From Slow Train Farm — Fall is here on Slow Train Farm and it is time to ferment. We keep a variety of different fermented pickles for winter and they are all very easy to prepare. They keep for a minimum of six months in our root cellar and they are a much cheaper and […]

WILD HARVESTING | The Pharmacy is Just Outside Our Door

WILD HARVESTING | The Pharmacy is Just Outside Our Door

By Douglas Gook — I’m propped up in my bivi/sleeping bag cover as I finish off this article. It was dark when I hiked up to this semi-familiar spot where I had camped at previous Robson Valley Music Festivals. When I woke up I had High bush cranberries and thimbleberries within reach. Across the small […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Sept – Oct 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Sept – Oct 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Almond Crackers with Garlic & Rosemary 2 cups almond flour/meal ¾ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon chopped, dried rosemary 1 large egg 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees C. Grease baking sheet liberally. Mix all dry ingredients […]

RECIPES | Zucchini Recipes from Road’s End Farm

RECIPES | Zucchini Recipes from Road’s End Farm

  Zucchini Crust Pizza Ingredients 3 cups shredded zucchini (or pattypan) 3 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup flour ½ tsp salt 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup green pepper, julienned 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried basil 3 Tbsp grated parmesan Method In a bowl, combine zucchini and egg. Add […]

FARM & GARDEN | RAISING AMADEUS

FARM & GARDEN | RAISING AMADEUS

  By Terri Smith — Every time I go to market at least five people ask, “Where’s Amadeus?” It makes me laugh. This silly little goat has no idea what an icon he’s become. He loves his public appearances because he gets lots of petting and even more sunflower seeds. He also really does enjoy […]

COUNTRY LIVING | How and Why to Mulch Your Garden –The Ultimate in Garden Awesomeness

COUNTRY LIVING | How and Why to Mulch Your Garden –The Ultimate in Garden Awesomeness

By Brianna van de Wijngaard, Community Liaison, Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society —     Here at the Water Wise headquarters, in the basement of the Phoenix building, we’re always trying to find ways to decrease summer water use, because it increases so much in July and August—up to 50 per cent, compared to other months. […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | The hoarder and the minimalist

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | The hoarder and the minimalist

By Terri Smith — Recycling is all well and good, but we’ve all learned by now that reducing and reusing are even better. I avoid buying products that come swaddled in layers of plastic. I never leave home without my travel mug and water bottle. When grocery shopping, I usually stick to unprocessed foods anyway—they’re […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | April – May 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | April – May 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg — HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Yogurt & Dill Crackers (makes 5 dozen 1-1/2 inch crackers) 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 1/2 tsp dried dill 6 Tbsp butter, 4 Tbsp soft and 2 Tbsp melted 1/2 cup yogurt Mix all dry ingredients then add the soft […]

RECIPES | Pat’s No-knead, No-oven, Skillet Bread

RECIPES | Pat’s No-knead, No-oven, Skillet Bread

By Pat Teti —  Do you like the idea of homemade yeasted bread but think kneading is too much trouble? Maybe you are physically unable or simply don’t want to knead dough. Maybe you have a stand mixer or bread machine that’s not working. Whatever your reason, no-knead bread recipes give you an option by […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

By Devon Chappell — “When maca is consumed the spirits are close. Maca draws in spirits to be birthed.” — Traditional Andean shamans(pacos)             Individuals seeking zest and craving an active attitude towards life often swear by the power of food to guide their well-being nutritionally, medicinally, and religiously. No matter the situation, obstacles, or […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | February – March 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | February – March 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Power Smoothie Ingredients 4 cups kefir 1/2 cup raw cultured cream 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 eggs 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp cold-pressed flax oil 1 banana 1/2 cup raspberries or other frozen fruits 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions Mix well in a blender. Serves […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | The seed catalogue quandary

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | The seed catalogue quandary

By Terri Smith — January 2009 was my first January back in Williams Lake and I was so excited and eager to be a farmer. I had behind me a whole five months experience living in a camper van on various farms around the province, as well as the time that went into the 1/3 […]

FARM & GARDEN | Successful Seed Starting Tips for the 2015 Growing Season

FARM & GARDEN | Successful Seed Starting Tips for the 2015 Growing Season

  By Brianna van de Wijngaard —   It’s always fun to start thinking about gardening this time of year: our energy returns as we think of new beginnings and yet another season of growth. By the time March rolls around, it will be time to start thinking about planting. And that isn’t too far […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Holiday Pecans Ingredients: 4 cups pecan halves 2 tsp sea salt 3 eggs pinch of salt 1 Tbsp vanilla 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: Cover pecans with water and soak overnight. Bake the next day at 150 degrees F until crisp. This could take 12 or […]

RECIPES | Squashed Bread

RECIPES | Squashed Bread

  By Pat Teti — Autumn brings an abundance of apples, potatoes, corn, squash, and other produce begging to be canned, frozen, or dried if not eaten fresh. This can put more demands on our time just when it’s back to work, school, and other community activities. Among the late season products is the pumpkin […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | “Rippy” the Redneck Hippy

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | “Rippy” the Redneck Hippy

  By Terri Smith — It’s not easy coming up with public confessions on a regular basis. I usually sit in front of my laptop until the screen turns black trying to think of just what I’m willing to share. Today is no exception. I always try to think of things that maybe you yourself […]

LOCAL FOODS | AGRICULTURE | Modern Day Dust Bowl:  One of the many reasons to grow and eat locally

LOCAL FOODS | AGRICULTURE | Modern Day Dust Bowl: One of the many reasons to grow and eat locally

  By Brianna van de Wijngaard —   Williams Lake Food Policy Council As many of you now know, California and the surrounding region are having some hydration issues. They have been experiencing extreme drought conditions for the past three years, but it all came to a head in 2014, with projections for the worst […]

RECIPES | Fermenting Vegetables

RECIPES | Fermenting Vegetables

By Vera Lehar — People in Europe and all over the world have fermented vegetables for millennia, as it was and still is one of the best ways to preserve food for winter. Sauerkraut from Europe and kimchi from Korea are two common examples of traditional fermented cabbage that are still very popular today. Fermenting, […]

FARM & GARDEN | Dark Days and Cold Nights: Prepping for garden hibernation

FARM & GARDEN | Dark Days and Cold Nights: Prepping for garden hibernation

By Brianna van de Wijngaard — As winter approaches, it is a good idea to prepare your garden for the harsh weather ahead, to ensure it is healthy and vigorous in the early spring. Low temperatures are hard on sensitive soil organisms, and adding certain nutrients, amendments, and protection now can give those populations the […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Reluctant Riser

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Reluctant Riser

By Terri Smith — Today we are enjoying yet another beautiful, sunny, September day. I was worried for awhile that the weather was going to skip September altogether and move right on into October. It’s nice to see the sun again, but I’ve got to admit, I’m not sad to be entering fall. It’s a […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Oct – Nov 2014

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Oct – Nov 2014

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Popcorn (makes 8 cups) ¼ cup organic popcorn 2 Tbsp coconut oil ¼ – ½ cup melted butter or coconut oil sea salt, to taste In a skillet, heat the oil and popcorn over medium heat shaking constantly until popping starts. On lower heat, cook, shaking, […]

FARM & GARDEN | World Animal Day: Loving our furred and feathered friends

FARM & GARDEN | World Animal Day: Loving our furred and feathered friends

By Beatrix Linde — World Animal Day was on October 4 and countries all over the world held events to honour, remember, and pay tribute to animals. World Animal Day came into existence at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy in 1931. The idea was a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. […]

RECIPES | Grainy Griddle Flatbread

RECIPES | Grainy Griddle Flatbread

By Pat Teti — Like eggs, beer, wine, and cheese, “bread” refers to a single food category while encompassing endless variety. Part of the variety comes from using different ingredients but altering the proofing, loaf size and shape, and baking conditions can also add great diversity to the finished product. When you are following a […]

WILD HARVESTING | Five Sure-fire Fall Mushrooms for the Beginning Fungivore

WILD HARVESTING | Five Sure-fire Fall Mushrooms for the Beginning Fungivore

By Bill Chapman — Familiarize yourself with these mushrooms in a good book or online and you could have a great fall mushrooming season this year There are many reasons to take part in the free bounty of wild mushrooms we have in the Cariboo. First and foremost is that wild mushrooms are to the […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Story of Baby Goat

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Story of Baby Goat

By Terri Smith — It would seem that readers miss Amadeus. I know, I know: I have said goodbye to that article half a dozen times and then started it up again, but what can I say about popular demand? Starting next issue, I will be submitting a short Amadeus article for each edition as […]

LOCAL FOODS | Growing the Seeds of Change for Healthy Communities: The Williams Lake Food Policy Council

LOCAL FOODS | Growing the Seeds of Change for Healthy Communities: The Williams Lake Food Policy Council

By Michelle Daymond — As Food Action Co-ordinator, I have been writing articles on behalf of the Williams Lake Food Policy Council (WLFPC) for a number of years now (and it still amazes me that I have actually been in the Cariboo that long!). As I was thinking about what to write this month, I […]

LOCAL FOODS | A Thousand Jars of Salmon

LOCAL FOODS | A Thousand Jars of Salmon

By LeRae Haynes — When my children were born I learned to cook with meat. I came from several generations of vegetarians, and wanted my kids to have a choice, moral and otherwise, about what they ate. I’m not squeamish and I love to cook, so I started pestering my friends for their favourite carnivore […]

FARM & GARDEN | Horsefly’s StoneRich Farm

FARM & GARDEN | Horsefly’s StoneRich Farm

By Paul Hearsey and Sandy McNie — We have been organic gardeners for many years with as much self-sufficiency as possible as our goal. Our five-acre farm on the coast had large vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. Cash crops of berries and tree fruits provided much of the income we needed to make a go […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | WILD HARVESTING | Inviting Wild Mushrooms into your Kitchen

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | WILD HARVESTING | Inviting Wild Mushrooms into your Kitchen

By Bill Chapman — As the snow of another stubborn winter finally recedes, one cry that won’t be heard across the Cariboo is, “Time to watch for the snowbank mushrooms,” or “Hark, morel mushroom season fast approaches; find the baskets!” Sadly these are not common thoughts in spring in the Cariboo and more is the pity […]

FARM & GARDEN | CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | At Road’s End: Farming by Numbers

FARM & GARDEN | CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | At Road’s End: Farming by Numbers

By Terri Smith — As spring starts to feel like it actually is just around the corner, I realize that I know a lot more now than I did at the end of last season; and thank goodness for that since the following is an only somewhat embellished account of where I was at in […]

FARM & GARDEN | Getting Garden Ready for the 2014 Season

FARM & GARDEN | Getting Garden Ready for the 2014 Season

Image source: www.soilsensor.com   By Brianna van de Wijngaard — It’s amazing how close spring can feel once the holidays are done and gone. There is a period of relief once the garden is put to bed in the fall, then relaxation as there seems no end in sight to the winter months. Then January […]

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

By Diane Dunaway — The relationship between humans and honey bees goes back a long way. Cave art from an estimated 8,000 years ago shows a honey-gatherer risking life and limb in pursuit of a sweet reward. Bees and flowers go back even further in their connection. They’ve co-evolved for over 10 million years. The […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | LOCAL FOODS | Working Partners at Bella Coola Seafoods add Value to Local Fish

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | LOCAL FOODS | Working Partners at Bella Coola Seafoods add Value to Local Fish

By Sage Birchwater — Tucked away in the specialty fish section of Margetts Meats in Williams Lake are the delectable salmon products of Bella Coola Seafoods. One taste of half-smoked spring salmon fillets will have you hooked. However, the other products like regular spring or chum fillets and steaks or ready-to-eat hot-smoked salmon will have […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Fall Mushroom Foraging

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Fall Mushroom Foraging

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, Fall is a wonderful time of year. Although the glorious summer days are hard to say goodbye to, as the mornings get cooler and frost lingers on the ground, there is the cozy feeling of retreat from heightened activity that comes with the shortening of the days. Thoughts turn […]