Autumn Pleasures by Callie Endicott

Hi, everyone!

I love this time of year.The leaves turn gorgeous colors, it’s a great time to travel, there’s a crisp feel to the air that says mother nature is getting ready for a winter’s sleep, storm clouds move in and out…I could go on and on, but needless to say, it’s a season I cherish.Ironically, I’ve never taken any pictures of fall color that speak to my soul.

Fall is a busy time for me, even when I’m not traveling or working on a manuscript deadline.Autumn is when the majority of bulk fruits and veggies for canning/freezing become available in our area, so I’m generally busy filling the freezer, canning tomatoes, making jam, western chili sauce, bread and butter pickles, etc.
Perhaps the urge to can/freeze/preserve stems from my pioneer roots, because my mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers were all dedicated canners/preservers.My great-grandmothers learned it from their mothers, and so on.Besides, doing it myself means I know how the food has been handled.Home preservat…

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