Today was a splendid day in the Bluegrass. The temperature was in the low 70s, only a very light breeze, and not a cloud in the sky. The Woman had gone to birthday party for a relative, but when she got home I took over the pumpkin pie that we had baked together last night and we each had a piece. The crust, described here, was perfect.
I left a generous portion of the pie, and she gave me a big hunk of the pumpkin roll that we also made last night. I knew that she was going to be busy later in the day, so I went nutting. My target today was hickory nuts, getting ready for holiday baking. There is a tree that is a reliable cropper just about half a mile from my house, in the yard of some very nice people who always tell me to get as many nuts as I care to pick up, and so I did. Within an hour I had enough clean nuts for all of the holiday cooking, and then some.