Monday, October 30, 2023

Spooky Season: Adirondack Almanack Roundup

pumpkins on a table

The end of the year is closing in on us. The leaves continue to fade and fall, the nights are long and we’re all slowly realizing that winter is only a few weeks away.

Breathe.
Smell the crisp fall days and maybe a subtle hint of candy corn.

We’ve gathered up a few of our all time favorite “Spooky Season” posts for you to reflect on.
Check them out!

1. History Matters: Humble Spirits: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/10/history-matters-humble-spirits.html

This beautifully written piece by Amy Catania is sure to give you a few goosebumps. We get so wrapped up in our day to day lives, it’s important to remember the ones who had lives BEFORE us.


2. Adirondack Witchcraft? Sarah Bennett’s Babies in Hope, NY: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2017/10/the-witch-of-the-adirondacks-how-did-she-do-it.html

Is it hypnosis, witchcraft or emotional and psychological trauma? Or perhaps – fear of death? This fascinating story by Lawrence Gooley dives deep into the powers of the mind, over 100 years ago, when we didn’t know what we know now.

 

 

3. MAKE IT: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/10/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

Instead of binging on Snickers bars and Reeses cups (we prefer them frozen in my house!), why don’t we switch gears and try this fantastic pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe by long-time Almanack contributor MB Mitchum. I bet, if we all inhale at the same time, we’ll catch a gentle waft on the autumn breeze as those cookies come o

wolf/coyote howlingut of the oven!

 

4. Wolf, Coyote, or Coywolf? New Science On Wolf Hybrids: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/08/wolf-coyote-coywolf-new-science-wolf-hybrids.html

Several nights ago, not far from my front door, someone was howling at the moon. Check out this well written piece by contributor Matt Miller for relevant information about WHO it is that sings through our ADK mountains at night.

 

5. Walking Adirondack Cemeteries: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2022/05/walking-adirondack-cemeteries.html

As a kid, I grew up walking the cemetery near my house. There was something very peaceful and persepective giving about this pasttime. This detailed piece by contributor Glenn Pearsall confirms that I’m not alone – in many ways – in my cemetery appreciation. Regardless of the “Spooky Season”

 

 

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Sarah lives in the northern ADK's with her husband, 2 daughters, sled dogs and 15+ chickens. She is an aspiring children's book author, and professional Tarot advisor. She wears many hats working with The Adirondack Explorer, and she loves them all.




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