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Cream of the Cool

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Division:
    Chordata
    Class:
    Mammalia
    Order:
    Artiodactyla
    Family:
    Bovidae
    Subfamily:
    Caprinae
    Genus:
    Capra
    Species:
    C. pyrenaica
    Subspecies:
    C. p. pyrenaica

    Kingdom: Plantae
    Division: Magnoliophyta
    Class: Magnoliopsida
    Order: Asterales
    Family: Asteraceae
    Genus: Packera
    Species: P. franciscana

This is what to make when your apple trees are producing more fruit than you know what to do with, which is precisely what's happening to us right now. There are bags and bags of them. Cookers and eaters. We do wrap some in paper to keep them through the winter, but there's only so much space along with the preserved fruits, dried beans, onions, potatoes, and garlic. Thankfully, it's a tasty dessert so there aren't too many complaints!

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My plan, as the wife of a spouse with Alzheimer's, was to use the summer months to develop a new routine for both of us. I give a lot of credit to my husband for quitting smoking cold turkey, which allowed him to start attending the Adult Day Care Center two minutes from our home. I had been attending Caregiver Support Groups and knew this had to be the next step, which turned out to be easier thought of than accomplished. On my part, mostly…