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Give Thanks!
11/13/2018 - 12:31:00 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Give Thanks!Brittney DowellGrace for a ChildRobert Herrick, 1591 - 1674Here, a little child I stand,Heaving up my either hand:Cold as paddocks though they be,Here I lift them up to Thee,For a benison to fallOn our meat, and on us all. Amen.Dan BushThe Harvest MoonHenry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 - 1882It is the... Read More
Thanksgiving Recipes
11/8/2018 - 3:04:30 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Thanksgiving RecipesPhoto: Timothy EberlyThanksgiving is just around the corner. Can you believe it?! In addition to the traditional turkey, every gathering seems to have certain dishes that are a unique tradition. Dishes like peach stuffing, baked artichoke hearts, and sweet potato-coconut casserole are just a few of ... Read More
A Reflection
11/8/2018 - 3:02:51 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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A Reflectionmirror | johnny northDuring a meeting the other day, we were discussing blog topics. It was mentioned that a possible direction could be presenting “How-To” kinds of posts. Or was that it? I’m struggling for the category to put it in so that we both know what I’m talking about. Maybe it could fit in... Read More
Hazelnut Trees & Fruit Trees
11/8/2018 - 3:00:49 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Hazelnut Trees & Fruit TreesPhoto: Jeff PaulsOn a June morning, this past summer, I was traveling to a meeting re Food Safety (another role I inhabit). Passing one of our peach orchards, I was transported. Liminal space, the transition of ground to canopy, tree branches stretching over the ground, memories of Oregon roads. The... Read More
Fall Recipes
10/9/2018 - 2:15:24 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Fall RecipesAs we get ourselves settled into autumn, it’s a good idea to think about soup. When I was a kid, mom made what she called Autumn Soup. I didn’t like it. It had too many vegetables. Of course, my parents did not let a little thing like that get in the way of making sure I took part. And, lo and behol... Read More
Read a New Book Month
10/9/2018 - 11:06:42 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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Read a New Book MonthEven though last month was officially Read a New Book Month, “Read any good books lately?” is always a great question. It’s a fun way to get to know another person. Some people only read fiction. Others read only nonfiction. Some read mainly mysteries, while others only read history. DIY books are v... Read More
Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 4 (a 4 part series) The Planting Process - Soil Health
9/17/2018 - 2:45:05 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Orchard Life: Planting Trees Pt. 4 (a 4 part series) The Planting Process - Soil Health“Planting is really one of my favorite times of the year. There’s just, I don’t know, something exciting about birth, and that’s kinda the equivalent here in the orchard. You put a tree in the ground and it’s dormant and it looks dead. After a bit it starts coming to life. Those little things take a... Read More
Autumn Recipes
9/17/2018 - 1:48:37 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Autumn RecipesThe first day of fall is this week (Saturday the 22nd)! With that in mind, it’s time for some recipes. If you’re so inclined, it’s almost possible to prepare a meal that has apples in every dish!CanvaApple, Sauerkraut & Kielbasa Joann Kauffman p1172 lbs. sauerkraut2-3 Kauffman’s apples, coredand... Read More
Pair | Pear | Pare
9/3/2018 - 1:51:17 PM
by Jeff Pauls
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Pair | Pear | PareSuk Shuglie, Pair of Pears, 2005, Lancaster, Donna & Jeff PaulsDoes the name Feng Li ring a bell? Although I wasn’t able to track down the exact source of his history, a couple horticulture scholars, including Peter T. MacDonald in the grafting manuel he wrote, cite that he was a Chinese diploma... Read More
Plums: Get Some
8/28/2018 - 9:47:30 AM
by Jeff Pauls
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Plums: Get SomeAre you enjoying the fresh plums this summer? Plums are so delicious! The plum, as do all fruits, has a long and varied history. Where in the world do they come from? Have you ever wondered about the difference between a prune and a plum? The plum is a wonderful food and has an interesting story to ... Read More
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