First Blush of Fall

from Chris

The first faint blush of fall has crept into the leaves at the Ridge. We’re getting a few random yellow leaves blowing into the pond from the surrounding forest, but the trees directly around the pond are all still full green—except, that is, for a single small blush of dark crimson. See if you can spot it!


Slow-Cooker Apple Cider–Mmmm Mmmm!

Photo courtesy: The Recipe Rebel

Photo courtesy: The Recipe Rebel

from Elizabeth

Now that Halloween is over, everyone is getting in the spirit for the holiday season! Most of us in the office at the Ridge love this time of year and everything it brings over the next couple of months.

As the temperature drops, here is a delicious slow-cooker cranberry apple cider recipe to try this month or for upcoming holiday parties. I promise: it’ll make your house smell amazing! The recipe is courtesy …


Pick Your Pumpkin

Bettina's Pumpkinsfrom Bettina

Autumn is, without a doubt, my most favorite time of the year. It’s not because my birthday is in the fall (well ok, maybe that has a little something to do with it) but fall just seems to bring a reboot of life. As F. Scott Fitzgerald says, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” There is just something about the cool crisp air, and crunch of leaves under your feet, to make …