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Farms near Samcheok

Today Kate and I took a walk out past the Expo center, took a random turn up a small road and ended up walking through some amazing farms in the hills.  We see small farms and fields everywhere but these were really beautiful.  The weather was great so there were a lot of people out working.  Here are a few pictures I took while we were out.  I did a bit of doctoring in Aperture on some of them.  Tomorrow we’re planning on going down to the ocean to take some pictures and so Kate can draw.  The waves are huge right now due to the typhoon off of the coast of Japan.   If I get any good shots I’ll post them too.  It’s our negative 300 day anniversary today :)  (300 days until our wedding!).  We’re  going out to dinner with the Lithuanians tonight but we’ll celebrate with lunch near the ocean tomorrow.

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1 Bill and Willa { 10.11.09 at 10:43 am }

We drove to Peoria today and there are not very many fields harvested yet here in IL. Going to Jacksonville on Tuesday we saw some fields where the beans and corn where out and even some that had been plowed. Do they raise much corn there.??
Happy fall.
Love Grandma

2 Chad { 10.12.09 at 2:06 pm }

@Bill and Willa – They do raise a fair amount of corn, but it’s a different kind. It’s kind of rubbery and more chewy – not as sweet either. They raise lots of Rice, sweet potatoes, red spicy peppers and various fruits. Near our school they grow a lot of strawberries in the winter (greenhouses). It’s interesting – their farming is much more hands on, tending to every plant and area of the fields. Granted their fields are all on hills and in valleys so they’re much smaller, but they’re everywhere.. Pretty interesting.

Love, Chad

3 Bill and Willa { 10.13.09 at 5:20 am }

Hi Chad and Kate,
Here is the apple butter recipe I use. If you want to, you can start with a quart of applesauce and add 1 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of all spice and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. Then you put it in a baking dish (9x 13 x 2) glass or metal if you don’t have a glass baking dish. Put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. Stir it a couple of times while cooking. If you do not have an oven then cook it down in a pan on top of the stove but it will burn easily so watch it. Do not let it get too thick.
We put it in jars while hot and seal so we can save it for winter eating.
If that isn’t possible maybe Ma Brown has some on the shelf at the grocery store…..ha.
We just decided yesterday to go to Carrollton Georgia for Thanksgiving.
Thanks for the farm info.
Just watched the Ireland, Scotland, London trip again last night. Such fun.
Love, Grandma

4 Chad { 10.13.09 at 7:13 pm }

@Bill and Willa – Thanks Grandma! We might try it sometime but I don’t think we can get All Spice here. We’ll see. Might just try to make some Applesauce instead. Haven’t seen that over here. We do have an oven though. It’s really small but it can cook two small loaves of bread :)
Thanks again,