Enriching Your Life

Changing of the Season

The artist and poet Ashleigh Brilliant, once said, “Constant change is here to stay.”  Change can be disturbing for some and a relief for others. The changing of seasons happens to all. We talk of the “seasons” of our lives which are demarcated by the experience of growing older. From the ancient of times, humans have been rooted in the seasons, always watching the “signs” of change. This... Read More

Harvest Celebrations

September…traditionally the time of the year to celebrate the harvest. Food festivals, County Fairs, canning and preserving workshops, farmer’s markets over-flowing with the Earth’s bounty a perfect time to try a new recipe! Coloradans anxiously await the annual harvest of Hatch Green Chilis from New Mexico. Road side “roasters” have set up their wares ready to prepare this southwestern gastronomic delight. The village of Hatch, New Mexico and the... Read More

A Look at the September Almanac

  An Almanac is a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year (ie: “Poor Richard’s Alamanac,” circulation since 1792), and often includes an arrangement of miscellany and other information each month of a year. Some faction and some fiction make these calendar accountings an interesting read. Be ready for impromptu conversation starters with these dates on the September calendar: 3rd – 19... Read More

How long does home canned food last? 

According to the National Center for Home Preservation… Properly canned food stored in a cool, dry place will retain optimum eating quality for at least 1 year. Canned food stored in a warm place near hot pipes, a range, a furnace, or in indirect sunlight may lose some of its eating quality in a few weeks or months, depending on the temperature. Dampness may corrode cans... Read More

Stop and Smell the Cut Flowers

Don’t you just love fresh flowers at home? Cosmos on the dining room or coffee table, bachelor’s button by the bathroom sink, or sunflowers on the bedroom bureau-but they can wilt after only a day or two. Follow these steps and watch your cut flowers stay stunning for over a week!  Harvest the flowers when the buds are just starting to open. If possible, harvesting in the early morning... Read More