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Homemade for the holidays

November 19, 2011
The Post-Journal

Pine cones, hickory nuts, acorns. Bits of bark, corn husks, catkins. Milkweed pods, rose hips, winterberry holly. Autumn highlights all these things, present for just a few short months between the balmy end of summer and the chilly beginning of winter. They are food for animals, protection for insects and bedding for the hibernators. They are next year's bird nests, winter snacks for chipmunks, and treasures for little children. To me, right now, they are all wreath decorations and ornament ingredients.



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