AN AFTERNOON EXCURSION

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For me, running errands and grocery shopping means visiting my Amish neighbors in the valley.  During these brief visits, I often learn something new about cooking, gardening, or frugal living.  Today was no exception.  When I stopped to pick up freshly baked bread from my friend Mary, she offered me a taste of the hickory-pecan nut they were cracking by the kitchen hearth. The flavor was astounding with a soft buttery pecan flavor mixed with the texture of a crunchy hickory nut.  Since pecan trees usually grow in warmer climates, this hardy hickory-pecan tree is the perfect solution for people desiring the fresh pecans in colder climates.  Mary just so happened to be enjoying this rare nut on her property for many generations....what an example of living well.  

One is never too old to plant a tree,
 

Sally