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Women in Ag: Early Harvest Means Early Fall Treats!

The combines are already rolling here in Illinois. An early harvest is exciting for many reasons: less pressure to beat snowfall, Dad isn't crazy stressed out if he gets rained out of the fields for a day or two, and everyone will (hopefully) be done well before the holidays so they can enjoy more time with their families. 

Personally, I’m a summer fan. I love the heat. I love the sunshine. I love the green trees, grass, and fields. This year, however, I am PUMPED for fall. I don’t particularly know why, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with the fact that I’m six months pregnant and the treat cravings are REAL, people. An early harvest in Illinois means more than just corn and soybeans—it means apples and pumpkins. And what do you get once the local orchards have started harvesting their produce?


Apple cider, pumpkin muffins, caramel apples, pie, apple donuts, maple donuts... (hang on while I wipe the drool off my keyboard). 

I live about 10 miles away from the nearest orchard. It’s close enough to be convenient, but far enough away that I don’t quite make it there every day (thank God). Lord knows that if I lived across the road from the orchard like my brother and his pregnant wife, my doctor would be having a little “chat” with me about my weight gain and blood sugar levels. 

Fall is here, y’all. There’s so much to be excited about. Celebrate with donuts!

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