Winter Is On It’s Way

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Winter for sure is on it’s way,

Sunlight gets shorter every day.

All the trees are almost barren,

Now I can see farther across the hills.

Heavy knit sweaters folks are wearing,

Frost each morning sits on my windowsills.

Gathering wood for my old iron stove, 

Hanging bird feeders in a nearby grove.

Filling my cup with hot spiced tea,

I’ll call on an old friend to share it with me.

Author: Eileen ~ Nov. 2018

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November

Books & poems Coffee & Teas

November’s the month that you get a chance,

To spend time outside a little while longer.

Warm sunny days pop up now and then,

But the wind is cooler and a little bit stronger.

Leaf’s dangling on branches here and their,

Plenty of warning before they are totally bare.

Darkness comes early, light no longer yours,

Better get busy, finish up those outdoor chores.

Repair all the the cracks in the window panes,

Clean out the twigs and leaves in your drains.

Stack up plenty of logs in a nearby covered space

You’ll have nightly warmth coming from your fireplace.

November gives you the time to put your mind at ease,

The Almanac gives warning, this winter a deep freeze.

Sitting by the fire with your coffee, you have not a care,

You were the smart one, you knew how to well prepare.

Eileen  November 2014

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October Treat

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Tea

  1. Heat milk until steaming (not boiling) in the microwave
  2. or in a saucepan on the stove top.
  3. Pour steaming milk over pumpkin spice tea bag in mug
  4. and steep 5-7 minutes.
  5. Squeeze tea bag well and discard.
  6. Stir in vanilla and maple syrup.
  7. Lightly dust with pumpkin spice, ground cinnamon,
  8. nutmeg or allspice.
  9. Serve hot.

https://www.throughherlookingglass.com/pumpkin-spice-tea-latte/

 

 

Kids Write Poems About Fall

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Fall

Fall this year will see me tall
I grew big over the summer
It’s the the best one of them all
The leaves are red and gold
This winter I will be olderby Jimmy age 6

https://www.demilked.com/mom-photographer-takes-fairy-tale-like-photos-of-her-children-enjoying-autumn/

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Fiery, orange
leaves cover
the rich,
grass. A
monarch butterfly
flutters through
the morning air.

Emily C, age: 12, Year: 8, Selwyn House School, ChristchurchPoem:https://nzpoetrybox.wordpress.com/tag/poems-by-children/

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Falling Leaves

LEAVES, RED, ORANGE, AND FALLING
DYING, CHANGING, YELLOW, BROWN, AND GOLDEN
COLORS, BRIGHT, GLOWING, LIVELY
MAKE AN AUTUMN SHADOW FLOWING
COLORS BEYOND BELIEF
By Anita
Age 10

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Will Your Cat Be Safe ?

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October is the month to give careful thought and consideration about your cats safety. There are a lot of nuts out their cat lovers. Your cats don’t have to be black to have someone want to harm them, and it’s not just Halloween night that you should have concern about. There is volumes of information out their folks on this subject, so lets all educate ourselves and be loving cat protectors in this month of October.                                                                                                                                         

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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=1152 

http://www.hillspet.com/cat-care/have-safe-halloween-with-cat-adt.html 

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http://www.cathealth.com/safety/halloween-safety-for-cats 

http://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/keep-animals-safe-happy-halloween/ 

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Crispy Weather ~ Spicy Tea

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A Cup of Tea

When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.

There is magic in its fragrance,
There is solace in its taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.

And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you’ll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.

Tea helps our head and heart.
Ted medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who’re cold.

J. Amsterdam ~ 1670

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Fall Tea Recipes:

Warm Sips of Tea and Crisp Bites of Fall

NEW AND FRESH / November 22nd, 2013

Incorporating fresh tea with savory ingredients can make a festive meal for all

to enjoy this season. Delve into the warm scents of the season with these easy t

ea recipes, ideal for fall entertaining.

Gingersnap Chai Latte

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Republic Chai Tea bag
  • ½ cup steamed milk
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
  • Foamed milk
  • Gingersnap cookies (optional)

Preparation

  • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
  • Place the Chai tea bag in a standard sized tea mug,
  • add heated water and steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag, stir in steamed milk, molasses, and vanilla bean.
  • Top with foamed milk and serve with gingersnap cookies.

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The Love of October

Books & poems Coffee & Teas

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I get excited at this time of year

A bit of October chill in the air 

Colored leaves bounce with a flare

Tents going up for the country fair

 

Crisp brown leaves crunching under my feet

Huge bales of  hay resting in the fields

Corn stalks gathered round and tied neat

Bushel baskets of corn they do yield

 

Pumpkins and apples at roadside stands

Jars of blackberry and strawberry jams

Buckets of blueberries picked for pies

Leaving shrubs and bushes barren and dry


Jugs of apple cider brewed ever so sweet

Time for hot coco and marshmellow treat

Bring out the wool hats and wool sweaters

All these gifts from God, life couldn’t be better

 

By Eileen

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