Feels like fall
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Last night my husband stepped outside to the back deck and said, "Come here, quick!" so I got out there and we both watched Elon Musk's string satellites/star link sail through the night sky, over our heads, over the revolutionary era town we live in, and off into the heavens above.
Pretty strange world we live in these days.
Smallish orange pumpkins and red/orange mums are in the window box.
I can see it from my living room and it looks quite pretty. I am hoping that it will take the squirrels a good long time to find the pumpkins.
I lit the fire the other night.
Our home was once lived in by John Merritt who was in the revolutionary war. I believe he was one of the soldiers that rowed General Washington across the Delaware river. Unfortunately, the house was rebuilt about 130 years ago. I don't know why, perhaps fire or neglect?
We have a beautiful brick exposed chimney but no fireplace as people were using wood stoves for heat by that point. I believe that some of the bricks were original to the first house however.
We use an electric wood stove and I burn a wooden wick candle that crackles and smells like a real fire place. It's very cozy.
I made a delicious simple baked squash risotto the other night.
I used short grain brown rice and served it with broccoli. It was so good!
I also made a delicious kabocha, celery root, and turnip soup which was even better than the risotto!
I was home sick last week and did a LOT of cooking!
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