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Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A family Thanksgiving celebration always fills my heart...
with enough love and gratitude to last forever.


This year's Thanksgiving was one that will take its place in our memories with so many others...
in a warm, sweet spot in our hearts!


After what seemed like days and days of cooking and baking and preparation,


we set the dinner table with a scrumptious traditional feast.

 

Two smoked chickens took the place of our traditional turkey this year...
though, certainly not planned or on purpose...
as the turkey had a very unfortunate mis-hap whilst cooking away in the smoker.

Smoked chicken was plan B, and not a bad plan at all...
for chicken has a way of retaining its delicious moisture so much better than turkey...
and if it is smoked... almost difficult to tell the difference in taste!


The table was set with the perfect centerpiece!


We ate and played and visited... four generations all together.
Ryan (Amanda's twin brother) was home from North Carolina...
and never without his guitar, which fascinated the little ones...


Holidays were always fun... but with little ones in the house... holidays
are magical!


Saturday we headed into the country north of us in search of the perfect 
Christmas tree.


We...

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