Weekly Wednesday

Whooo….if you had friends in Fairbanks on Facebook this morning then you know that it snowed. First snow of the Fall! I always love the first snow – it makes me feel like a little kid.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons; the crisp air, the fashion one wears, hot drinks and the beautiful colors that the Interior of Alaska explodes with.

Maple is back to school this Fall (I’m very proud of him) and there’s all sorts of exciting things happening around here which I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks (Hint: I’ve already decided what our Solstice Letter Cover Photo is going to be and what gift we’re going to make as our little stocking stuffer to send out to friends (oh! the excitement!))

Other than that we’re just feverishly harvesting all we can now that snow is falling (we were banking on having til this Friday but Mother Nature intervened).

We were incredibly happy and proud to harvest what is sure to be a massive amount of potatoes (which will hopefully last us a good chunk of the winter), a respectable showing of peppers (dried and ground) and a glorious (for us) amount of tomatoes. With the supplement of a friends’ (much larger) tomatoes from her garden we were able to make a batch of tomato sauce (from my Mama’s recipe) from all local tomatoes – which feels amazing. We’ll also be using dried peppers from our garden to spice up food through the next few months at least, and, well, we’ll see how long those potatoes last (I think it’ll be awhile).

Maple goes out for a moose this Saturday so everyone send him well-wishes and thoughts of safety!

Peppers drying in the dehumidifier.

Peppers drying in the dehumidifier.

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Oh, the BOUNTY! (This is about 1/3 of the tomatoes we grew.)

Oh, the BOUNTY! (This is about 1/3 of the tomatoes we grew.)

Nothing says, "Fall" like a driveway burn barrel!

Nothing says, “Fall” like a driveway burn barrel!

Snorri and the fire. The burn barrel is a new acquisition from the TS. An old vacuum canister - perfect for us.

Snorri and the fire. The burn barrel is a new acquisition from the TS. An old vacuum canister – perfect for us.

Lastly, two more photos that I just love from the Ceremony. The first one Chrissy took, the second one my dear friend Mol (the photographer at our legal ceremony) took.

1148938_10151814771216131_1156191253_n1240599_10100167210146350_1789731493_nCheers and Love,

Maple and Me

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