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  • Go to the farmer's market. Bought:
    • Mesclun
    • Herb Bread
  • Go to Library:
    • Return one book: Above by Leah Bobet
    • Request three inter-library loan books:
      • City of Dragons by Robin Hobb
      • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
      • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Catch up on social media:
    • LiveJournal
    • Facebook
    • Google +
    • Tumblr
  • Read other library book: Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman
  • Drink tea
  • Practice bodhran (13.5 minutes)
  • Listen to Ways of Wind and Water CD by Cheshire Moon
  • Work on sketch for Christmas card
  • Go for walk
  • Watch Farscape season 1
  • Write "thank you" card for Paperbackswap book that arrived this week The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe
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Last week I went to the Fryeburg Fair. Expecting crowds, it turned out that Monday was a good day to go. I was able to get a parking space 2 blocks from the fairgrounds, and crowds were not bad at all.

It is an agricultural fair, where I checked out exhibits of woodcarving, canning, baking, livestock, etc. They had wool in every state from freshly sheered to spun and dyed. I bought some goat cheese from the family that owns the goats (Basil pesto goat cheese spread). I bought Maine grown raspberry jam, and raspberry blossom honey. I got maple coated malted milk balls. There was a booth selling goat suede vests. They looked really nice, but the cut didn't suit me so I didn't buy one.

One of the "rides" I tried was the "Power Jump Bungee Trampoline" It allows you to jump 25 feet into the air, and do flips. It was amazing, but I was glad that I did it on an empty stomach.

Around dinner time I settled down to eat a bloomin' onion watch a performance by "The Squid Jiggers" a Celtic music duo.

On Friday my brother Brian stopped by for a visit (along with Kate and Adam from the Whitehaus). We went for a walk up to the Madison Boulder, enjoying some of the fall colors.

On Saturday I went to the Tamworth Farmers Market where I bought a half bushel of liberty apples, a half gallon of Chocorua apple cider, some tomato & chive yogurt dressing, some onions, garlic, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and cranberries.

Today I went to the Sherman Farm Ma(i)ze. Where I had fun getting lost.
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At my grandfather's house there is one apple tree that my grandmother planted. My grandmother was probably the only one who knew what variety apples it is. The apples from it are only slightly larger than crab apples but they were fully ripe. I was glad to put the apples to good use this year before my grandfather moves.

This week I picked about a dozen apples off of the tree, they had some blemishes but I was able to cut those out. We also had a half dozen Paulared apples I picked up from Mack's Apple Farm. I used a jiffy pie crust, coated the apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.

It came together well. When it was done filling was not soupy and it tasted good.
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I went apple picking today with my mother, we took home
  • 13 Lbs. of Winesap apples
  • 12 Lbs. of Cortland apples
  • about 10 Macoun apples
  • about 10 Golden Delicious apples
  • about 10 Red Delicious apples

So for dinner tonight I made my Sausage & Apples.
I start by sweatting a couple of onions on medium heat. Once the onions are translucent I add a couple of apples. When the apples start to carmelize I add sweet Italian sausage (cut into bites) to the pan. I finish with a couple more apples, add a bit of water, and cover the pan. It isn't the prettiest dish, but it tastes good. With it we had mashed potatoes & carrots.
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I ate way too much last night. I’m not just talking about going over my calories for the day (which I did) I’m talking about feeling overfull.

It had been a rough weekend; I came down with a cold, the water heated leaked, ruining several boxes (my books were o.k.) and we had 36 hours without hot water till the water heater was replaced.

After all that no one felt like cooking last night so we went out to eat. The food was very good. I started with French onion soup, then had steak tips, sweet potato wedges, and glazed carrots. For desert I had peanut butter fudge pie. It really was quite good.

Unfortunately after over two months of 5 small meals a day I’m not used to eating that much at once anymore.

I also haven't been exercising because of the cold, so I'm not expecting any weight loss this week.
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When you have sour cream and onion potato chips with sour cream and onion dip it is not redundant.

It is in fact twice as sour cream and onion dippy.

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