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The end of October, I expected life to slow down a bit.
Three hard frosts sent the garden to sleep.
A bit of raking and a few applications of additional mulch finished most chores there. But then…

tons of apples at Albemarle cyder works

tons of apples at Albemarle CiderWorks

Brunswick stew in the making

Brunswick stew in the making

serving the cauldron up

serving up the cauldron

tons more apples

tons more apples

fresh cyder anyone?

fresh cyder anyone?

apple pie contest

apple pie contest

a rural view close to home

a rural view close to home

sunset one Sunday

sunset one Sunday

earth resonates bounty.
chilled air–blessings abound.

Note: Vintage Virginia Apples, home of Albemarle CiderWorks, grows Black Twig, Winesap, Albemarle Pippin, GoldRush, Pink Lady, and Staymen heirloom apples. Kudos to those who preserve our heritage in agriculture. This fine orchard resides south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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