Agritourism is big business!  The 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture reported that over 23,000 farms nationwide had provided agritourism services valued at $566 million.  As of 2010, agritourism accounted for approximately $13 million in sales in Virginia alone!  While the farming life sounds great in theory, I’m not sure many of us could manage the everyday reality of the agricultural life.  Heck, I don’t even like mowing my lawn.


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“Terra Cotta” Pumpkin

For many years I lived in domestic ignorant bliss.  I figured that if I vacuumed once a week or so and cleaned my toilet every once in a while I was doing pretty good.  Yeah, sure, I decorated for Christmas, but more than that?  That was reserved for crazy folks like Martha Stewart.  Then an invitation to Pinterest showed up in my inbox and it was all down hill from there.


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Apple Cheesecake Bars

I have a giant bag of apples and a bunch of cream cheese, if that’s not a recipe for something amazing I don’t know what is?  Pinterest to the rescue!  After only a few happy moments of pinning bliss I found a recipe for Apple Cheesecake Bars at Crazy for Crust.  These little beauties combined a thick crunchy crust with an apple topped cheesecake and a streusel topping.  Need I say more?


Still working through those apples

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