http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/537999/Celebrating-anniversary-of-ADA.html?nav=5041 We need a new civil rights movement in America. The Trayvon Martin case and the debates over immigration reform show racism still exists. But civil rights are more than racism. Since the Equal Rights Act in 1972, there has been progress in women’s rights – but not enough. Women … Continue reading
The Oriental kind… they’re here before the English, shell kind. And they’re so delicious!
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Ma with a full tray of berries We went berry picking at Sandy Hill Farm in North Bangor. Had a little trouble finding the berry patch, since no one was home at the farmhouse! But a kindly neighbor pointed the way. The berries were beautiful! our car, … Continue reading
This time of year, many experience the winter blahs. Winter blues. A just plain down, sinking feeling. Some of that is due to the shorter days and lack of light. The best way to deal with winter is to get outdoors and get moving. Exercise helps a lot – especially … Continue reading
No I didn’t fall off the face of the earth. Life got in the way. I’ve been really busy. There have been changes at GRASP, where I work, with Michael John Carley stepping down as the Executive Director – he’s still the Founder of the organization – and Kate Palmer … Continue reading
Last night I was one of several individuals who got together to prepare 25o lbs. of Butternut Squash for the turkey dinner sponsored by the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake on Election Day. Yes, it’s still a ways to election day, but the squash can be cooked in advance and frozen.
Here’s just some of the squash that had to be prepared:
Mountains of squash!
First, it had to be cut open, seeds scraped out, and peeled:
It had to be cut up:
then cooled, and mashed
Then the squash was put in bags and frozen until needed for the big Election Day dinner.
It was a lot of work, but with lots of folks helping it got done pretty quick!
There were many bags of waste – peeings and innards / sees – which will hopefully go to a guy who can feed them to his pigs, or be composted.
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