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What an awful scene.  As you look up to see the beautiful mountain range, all you can see is smoke billowing from different spots along The Shawangunk Ridge.  My car was covered in soot this morning and the blue sky is looking cloudy from the smoke.  The old timers say that this is ok, just a nat...
Kelder's Farm ( ) is a wonderful place to visit and spend the day.  They have everything from a petting zoo to pick your own to miniature golf...and lots of great garden plants... vegetable, annual and perennial The world's largest garden gnome...You gotta see it.  People stop t...
Ulster County Horse Council Wine Dinner, April 29th @ 6:30 pmArrival & Passsed AppetizersSegura Viudas  Brut NVMini Crab Cakes Nut Encrusted Chicken BitesStuffed Mushrooms First CourseMandra Rossa Flano 2006Port Wine Poached Figs & Goat Cheese Second CourseMandra Rossa Flano 2006Mesclun Mixed Gre...
Come join us, it's lots of fun... there are lots of vendors from the area and it is a great way to support the local horse community.  We have been doing this for about 6 yrs and it seems to be dwindling.  Volunteers are hard to find and interest seems to be going downhill...won't you consider co...
2 Bunches of red and gold baby beets3 shallotsExtra Virgin Oliv Oil2 sprigs each of marjoram, thyme and oreganosalt and pepper4 sl pancetta sliced into small pieces (you can substitute bacon if necessary)1 log goat cheese, refrigerated1 loaf Italian bread, cut into crouton-sized pieces1/2 lemon, ...
This is a wonderful recipe...all the ingredients will become readily accessible soon, yahoo!!  I love it...2 lbs ripe heirloom tomatoes, diced1/4 c minced red onion2 tea minced garlic1/2 c ev olive oil2 tb fresh lemon juice2 tb chopped fr basil1 bt fresh chopped tarragon leaves1 tea sea salt and ...
 I just ordered a season of fly predators for control of what was a bad problem last year...I had more flies last year than I care to remember.  You could not sit outside last summer as the fly count was so severe so...I've been told that Fly Predators work really well. Here is what they say abou...
 I Was watching the morning news this morning and was pleasantly surprised to see the screen filled with cats and dogs being held by volunteers all dressed in orange(the bright color choice of the ASPCA)"It is our hope that by identifying the combined efforts of the ASPCA and its partners with th...
I have decided to broaden my horizons and am embarking on a new venture...taking the real estate salesperson's course.  I love it!!I am a Certified Residential Appraiser now and have decided to increase my skills.Being back in a classroom setting where testing is involved is interesting...the key...
Living here in Ulster County, we are blessed with many beautiful sites.  Among them is the Ashokan Reservoir.A Bit of History...In the early 20th century, New York City turned to the Catskills for water after discovering a group calling itself the Ramapo Water Company had bought up the rights to ...

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