A Farm Tour of Old Earth Orchards

William McCaffrey and Veronica Palladino are multi-generation farmers who believe that farms are critical to building strong local communities and reversing climate change. Put on a flannel, hold a warm mug of [spiked] cider, and join me for a vicarious brisk walk around their time-tested farm in all its New England fall glory.

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Reflections on the Flower Garden as the Seasons Change

As dormancy settles in, I wanted to look back once more on all the beauty the flower garden gave, to reflect, to remind myself to embrace the seasons, the shifts, the rest. More beauty will come, but the decay, the shedding is necessary. What will I cherish and keep? What will I shed? What new growth will emerge next spring after this season of hibernation? I will just have to wait and see.

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Visit Omaha Nebraska: It’s More than Corn & Cows

Whenever people ask me where I'm from, I say, "Pennsylvania, but I was born in Nebraska." I like to include that tidbit because Nebraska is a part of my story and my family's culture. More importantly, most people think Nebraska is just corn and cows. Yes, the state does boast a lot of corn and cows, but there are indeed people there. I live to tell. What might be even more unexpected though is there are cities too!

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