First snow contest, best pies, cooking thermometer

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 16, 2017

Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
They go to the fire; the nostril pricks with smoke
Wandering slowly into a weeping mist.
Brittle and blotched, ragged and rotten sheaves!
A flame seizes the smouldering ruin and bites
On stubborn stalks that crackle as they resist
.

–Robert Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

 
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