The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fall Leaves Pictures

Besides cows and skiing, Vermont is known for the beautiful fall leaves you can see in the autumn. People travel here from all over to “leaf peep” at the changing colors. Since I live in the middle of the woods, I don’t need to travel very far at all to enjoy the fall leaves. The […]

Hathaway Farm Corn Maze Vermont

I have always wanted to get lost in a corn maze but until this year, I had never been. Now that the kids are older, they’re off with their friends. Marty cannot manage all the walking involved in wandering through the corn maze. I decided that there was no reason I couldn’t enjoy the Hathaway […]

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas for the Door

This post is sponsored by Flonase® Allergy Relief We don’t do a lot of fall decorating, but I do like to make our front door festive for visitors. Since we’ve been downsizing, I didn’t want to buy Halloween decorations that would go back in a box after the season was over. Instead, I decided to […]

Fall Wildcrafting in Vermont

I’ve enjoyed fall wildcrafting in Vermont for several years. If you’re not familiar with the term, wildcrafting is gathering herbs and plants from the wild for either food or medicinal reasons. Wildcrafting is different than gardening. When you garden, you’re picking things you’ve planted. When you wildcraft, you’re gathering things that grow wild. Fall Wildcrafting […]

Easy Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

I love facial masks and try to have a pampering session each week where I give myself a manicure, moisturize my hair and relax with a facial and an herbal tea. Sometimes I buy facials from the store and sometimes I make my own. This easy pumpkin facial mask recipe is perfect for the fall […]

Savory Paleo Pumpkin Soup for Thanksgiving

You will love this Paleo pumpkin soup! I always end up having a few pumpkins at Halloween time. Sometimes I pick them up at the farmer’s market. Sometimes neighbors drop off their extras. While I like to keep one for the front porch, I love to cook with them too. I am seeing so many […]

Vermont Fall Activities for Families to Enjoy Together

There are so many Vermont fall activities for families that I’m looking forward to this year. Both kids are out of school so I know we’ll have a bit more time to enjoy the occasional afternoon together. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I just love the beautiful colors of the […]

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I love mashed potatoes, but I tend to choose sweet potatoes over traditional potatoes. Overall, sweet potatoes tend to be lower in calories and carbohydrates than traditional potatoes. They also tend to be higher in fiber than white or red potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with Vitamin A which promotes growth, the immune system, […]

Best Fall Flowers for Bees to Help Them Overwinter

I’ve always enjoyed gardening both for what I grow to feed my family and what I can offer back to feed the wildlife.  Since humans expand their territory more and more, we are taking away land that wildlife used to rely on for their needs. I think it’s only fair that I give back what […]

Easy Paleo Apple Butter Recipe in the Crock Pot for Fall

Have you ever made a Paleo apple butter? One of my favorite memories from when I was younger is going apple picking. I love everything about it including the smell of fall, climbing up and down the ladder to get the apples and the delicious, crisp taste of your first fall apple. Once you get […]