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We had shakshuka in the sukkah at cousin Stephanie’s house. What a treat! I do love this holiday and eating outdoors for what feels like the last days before the real bitter cold comes around. We feasted outdoors for lunch as well before hiking around Rock Creek National Park a bit. I guess I didn’t realize how many friends and neighbors can build sukkahs in their yards when you live in the suburbs. In the city I’d grown accustomed to just visiting common sukkahs in synagogues or if an apartment building was fortunate enough to have large garden space. And of course what’s best of all is getting to see cousins again for the weekend.

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hooray for cousins!Zoe already pouting about going home ;(

hooray for cousins!Zoe already pouting about going home ;(

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It’s the season for pumpkins again, yes? We learned this time around to NOT put our pumpkins out too early though … last year the squirrels ran off with one, and ate as much of it as they could. But eating everything flavored with pumpkin is my favorite past time… so I kind of understand.

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Last weekend we decorated the sukkah – how can you not love a holiday that celebrates a harvest? And with that in mind, we are scrambling to collect the things that we’ve been growing before all the rain here blows it down.

Have a great weekend!

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so much fun decoration!

so much fun decoration!

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I’m pretty disappointed that we couldn’t return to the Hamptons Barn (where my husband and I were married, and where we have frolicked with family and friends in past summers). We had a summer full of work, and Jewish holidays came earlier this year.. making it near impossible to get out there for tomato season (and ya know how I love my tomatoes!) We did however try like h*ll to get out there for some pumpkin picking – although this year was not as warm as Octobers of the past so we really felt like we were harvesting crops before the winter cold comes! Hank’s warm Pumpkin Spice Donuts really hit the spot when it’s cold outside.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Hurricane Sandy caused Ezra’s school field trip to the farm to be postponed. About a month later we got a rescheduled date and went to the Green Meadows Farm – where we’ve been before with Ezra back when he was nearly 2 years old. We were shuttled through the farm for various activities: all students got to ride a pony, enjoy a hay ride, milk a cow and even got to catch chickens in the chicken pen! Ezra’s friend Wade is definitely the best chicken-catcher I’ve ever met.
Everyone was rewarded a pumpkin at the end (even though it was well after Thanksgiving) — I guess there must’ve been a surplus of them after the hurricane shut the farm down for a few weeks.
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