Photos: Fall leftovers

Fall started with a pretty nasty cut. Three months later, it's not back to normal, but it's getting there.

Fall started with a pretty nasty cut. Three months later, it’s not back to normal, but it’s getting there.

New coffee and cocoa machines for the fall. Both were a hit.

New coffee and cocoa machines for the fall. Both were a hit.

Devin tries wearing "the Becca apron." Fail.

Devin tries wearing “the Becca apron.” Fail.

We make our own maple syrup, but this was a gift from a friend in New Hampshire. It made my day.

We make our own maple syrup, but this was a gift from a friend in New Hampshire. It made my day.

Ribs. A men's group loved it and polished off every piece.

Ribs. A men’s group loved it and polished off every piece.

Our neighbors moved on this fall, but one last snack.

Our neighbors moved on this fall, but one last snack.

Lots of saucemaking this fall. I love these Italian plum tomatoes from Restaurant Depot,.

Lots of saucemaking this fall. I love these Italian plum tomatoes from Restaurant Depot,.

Serious sandwiches: Roast beef, roast pork, pepperjack and red onion jam.

Serious sandwiches: Roast beef, roast pork, pepperjack and red onion jam.

Dave and Chris made their own cider mill for our Fall Festival. It worked flawlessly.

Dave and Chris made their own cider mill for our Fall Festival. It worked flawlessly.

Couldn't help myself. This guy adorned the dining hall porch for two months.

Couldn’t help myself. This guy adorned the dining hall porch for two months.

All these apples for $1 a peck at the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Later this day, I was buying entire bushels for $2.

All these apples for $1 a peck at the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Later this day, I was buying entire bushels for $2.

Finally, using the last of the summer ice cream. This is Superman. And it's gross.

Finally, using the last of the summer ice cream. This is Superman. And it’s gross.

Cinnamon buns. Yes, we cheat; these aren't homemade.

Cinnamon buns. Yes, we cheat; these aren’t homemade.

Sunrise from the corner table.

Sunrise from the corner table.

For our annual dinner auction, The Bread Basket bakery chose an unorthodox way of donating -- dinner rolls and a whole box of pastries for the volunteers.

For our annual dinner auction, The Bread Basket bakery chose an unorthodox way of donating — dinner rolls and a whole box of pastries for the volunteers.

For a small group, I prepared these chicken breasts over roasted vegetable pasta. Probably my favorite meal of the fall.

For a small group, I prepared these chicken breasts over roasted vegetable pasta. Probably my favorite meal of the fall.

Even in December, we still have a stash of Amish apples.

Even in December, we still have a stash of Amish apples.

Christmas banquet centerpiece: A steamnship round. Not at all worth the money relative to the cut and the amount of meat, but it's quite a show.

Christmas banquet centerpiece: A steamnship round. Not at all worth the money relative to the cut and the amount of meat, but it’s quite a show.

When you need volunteers, you take what you can get. Fortunately, I love them even when they hack my phone.

When you need volunteers, you take what you can get. Fortunately, I love them even when they hack my phone.

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