Happy Thanksgiving

This morning I showed Olivia how to roast pie pumpkins in the oven and then peel off the skins. Tomorrow we’ll put the pumpkin through the food mill and bake pies for our family gathering at my aunt & uncle’s house.

Looking forward to spending time with family and friends this weekend, and our day-after-Thanksgiving tradition of getting our Christmas tree, decorating the tree & house, homemade pizza and the movie “Elf”.

Be well, friends!

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

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5 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving

  1. That’s a beautiful poem.Enjoy processing and baking those pies.But most of all, Happy Thanksgiving!Hope it’s filled with good food, wonderful friends and family, and many happy memories to be made :)~LisaNew Mexico

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. I’ve never done pumpkin pies from scratch – I’ll have to work on that before Christmas maybe…. Have a wonderful day!Kris

  3. heyercapital says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. We made pumpkin pie from scratch this year for the first time. Easy as….pie.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Could you provide us with your pie roasting instructions?

  5. Genie says:

    I bought a food mill for making tomato sauce, but found I actually like the sauce better with the pureed flecks of skin and seeds in it, so I never use it. It has never occurred to me to use it for pumpkin…brilliant! I might try making a fresh pumpkin pie later this month. Thanks for the inspiration!And if your ears were burning over the weekend, it’s ’cause my Dad and I were talking about you. He drops by your blog from time to time — as the son of a dairy farmer, he really enjoys reading you, although he is not much of a commenter!