It started with 21 women in the home of Mrs. A.M. Crowell. It was Nov. 28, 1913, and the Women of the Word were just getting started. In those days, the group from St. Luke’s Lutheran was called the Women’s Missionary Society, and each woman was responsible for the five-cent dues.
Last week we made pumpkin puree. This week, it’s time to put that puree to good use. It’s time to make (cue the dramatic music) … pumpkin pie!
Historically, our average frost date (the date when the temperature drops below 32 degrees F) is around October 12th.
The first of our fall beet crop was harvested at Windcrest Farm this week for market. Both a fall and a spring crop, beets are fast growing, easy to grow in the home garden and give us not only a nutritious, versatile root vegetable but wonderful greens also. Beets include red, gold, white, and striped varieties.
My father and I have a complex relationship, and it’s because of him that I also have a complex relationship with the kitchen.
A few years after opening a stables and riding area for horses, Janice Smith has now added an inn to the business.