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Gypsy Forest
Massachusetts
mama . writer . foodie . crafter . lover of this one crazy life .
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Oh please share where go apple picking! I've had a hard time finding a place that doesn't spray. We are headed to NY to visit family and VT is just next door to where they live. The pie filling is genius! I'd never thought of freezing it. We have one little chest freezer and I'm thinking it's almost time to add a second one or get a bigger one.... trying to figure out which would be the most cost/energy efficient since it's just a few months out of the year that it is full to the brim!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Five Bushels at beauty that moves
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........and I think you are right about the bunnies + heat :( a good friend of ours lost one in Oklahoma.... 100+ temps. Too hot for such sensitive creatures I think. Poor little thing. I know lots of folks who keep them indoors. Just not me! I'm all done with pets that go potty in the house. Lol.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on pieces of everyday at Gypsy Forest
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*blushing* here. It's just Bob's Red Mill. I do hope to come up with a recipe soon though because it would be so much cheaper! It has sliced almonds, oats, dates, and another rolled grain or two. Simple + Yummy!
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Yeah! I thought of you when I shared it. It's such a yummy breakfast! Or snack. Luke is reading "Bangalee" by Stephen Cosgrove. We recently got a huge set of the old books..... Serendipity Series I think they're called? They were around when I was a kid..... and I loved them. My kids have fallen in love with them too :) Another favorite recently is "All the World" by Liz Garton. He's read that once a week for the past month.... and is starting to memorize it... which is very sweet because he's added a lot of "voice" to his storytelling as he reads it to us now.
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Hello there :) Always nice to see you again..... summer is definitely a time to be out of doors! Thank you for the sweet words about my mama. It's slow going but getting a little better each day. New England fall is a must, for sure! I hope you make it someday!
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So yummy!
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I hope you love thredup. It's so nice to be able to pick up some good clothing at reasonable prices. They do have kids stuff, but the thrift store is still a better deal. But to be able to search for jeans that I know will actually fit.... that is a dream!
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Oh yeah :) If you do a google search for a coupon code, they usually have a good one for first time customers. I really love their site for my oldest daughter & I. Sometimes their prices are only a dollar or two more than our local thrift shop! And I just search for brands that I know fit well, so I’m always happy when my box arrives :)
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Smiling at yellow packages that arrive from Germany. For twenty years now? Always full of chocolate from our German family. Such a treat for us all. Appreciating each frog and toad I see as the days grow cooler. I always miss their peeping over the winter. Soon they will be hidden and sleeping until spring arrives. Splurging on some fall... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gypsy Forest
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That sounds easy! And I'm sure there will be another swap in the future :)
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xo :)
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Feedly seems to be the winner!
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looking into feedly.... and yes I thought is was funny that a few of us sent and received packages from/to the same state...
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I need to look into that!
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The swaps are just the best.....
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I went with feedly :)
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Feedly looks good. Now I just have to find all my old favorites :)
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Right? I love the look but they are so slippery when stacked. Not pantry practical for sure. Still can't find the straight sided style in half pint size. They look exactly like the middle jar but half the height..... the search continues!!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on wild harvesting :: concord grapes at Gypsy Forest
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Last year we only found a few wild grapes here & there. It had been a hot and rainy summer. This summer was cooler and dryer and the grapes must have liked that a little better because they are hanging in heavy clusters from their vines on the trails behind our house and alongside the road. I fight the urge... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gypsy Forest
I love this ability to plan ahead and fill the pantry. And I really love blueberries & peaches in January :)
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Crockpot apple butter! Peel, core & chop them, throw them in. I sweetened mine with a bit of maple syrup & added some cinnamon. So delicious. Especially with plain yogurt and granola. Most recipes call to peel them.... next time I am going to leave them on and see how difficult it is to run them through the food mill.
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I can what I would normally buy in the grocery store. Lots of whole tomatoes and salsa. Jam for toast and sweetening oatmeal. Pickles usually get eaten when we have a treat of crackers & cheese & other snack type foods. I'm still planning on putting up a lot of applesauce, some hot sauce, and a few more pickles. We are fortunate to get a CSA from May through January (off feb-april) so what we eat is very dependent on my creativity with what the farm provides. We've gotten to know cabbage better for sure! I'll try to make note of using thing I can more often so you can see how we use them :)
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I'm sheepishly popping in about a MONTH late to share my swap goodies from Amanda's summer blog swap. I was late sending my swap partner her package, but certainly with good reason after the longest summer ever. The good thing about sending the package out late was being able to include some of our honey! You can see the little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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I truly believe the teenage years go by the fastest. They are so busy and then one day, they are just done. It's amazing...
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Library is the best! I love being able to read so many books for free! And of course to "try out" a recipe book before I buy it. Happy canning!
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