Make a cornhusk doll, picking the perfect pumpkin, toffee popcorn

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 25, 2019

rake

And how like a field is the whole sky now
that the maples have shed their leaves, too.
It makes us believers—stationed in groups,
leaning on rakes, looking into space. We rub blisters
over billows of leaf smoke. Or stand alone,
bagging gold for the cold days to come
.
–David Baker (b. 1954)

 
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Make a Cornhusk Doll

Seasonal Crafts: Cornhusk Doll
In the Colonial Era, people painted faces on cornhusk dolls and made them into toys. Here’s how to make your own!
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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for carving.
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Swiss Chard
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Toffee Popcorn

Toffee Popcorn recipe

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