Population 446 in 2021

Monday afternoon I was driving where I’d not been before.

I decided to exit the Appalachian Highway and drive through the village of Coolville, Ohio, a few miles from the West Virginia border.

I thought the name Coolville was cool.

What are the top attractions to visit in Coolville?” Trip advisor

Granddaughter Anna Tree Update

Anna was guest blogger on Oct 18th-you can see her gorgeous fall tree from that post on her campus in the third photo.

She texted me tree photos on Monday and today. She’s guest blogger today with a tree update.

A tree study. Why is this season called FALL?

Wednesday October 26th
Monday Oct 23rd. She texted Tree losing leaves

Why is it called a Buckeye?

“….name from the whitish scar found on each brown seed. It is said to give the seed the appearance of a deer’s eye.” Link on Yellow Buckeye below

Everything about them is toxic. If you want to plant one, click here Also called a horse chestnut. It’s Ohio’s State Tree.

I took these photos in Ohio earlier in the month. I didn’t know there were different types of buckeye trees. There are several types Ohio, Yellow and California are a few.

Here’s the Yellow Buckeye on a street parallel to Laura‘s.

Charlie opens one
Buckeye Tree
2023 blog photo Ohio Buckeye Tree in Ohio Yard

If you want to make a peanut butter/chocolate candy called BUCKEYES the recipe is here

Marlene made these for Anna’s graduation party.

Have You Eaten a Pickled Egg?

This jar of Jalapeño eggs was spotted in Zanesville, Ohio when I stopped to use the restroom at the gas station on the way back to Pittsburgh. I bet these eggs are hot! They were right next to the jars of pickled beets. They got me thinking about pickled eggs I found an article in Mental Floss why bars sell pickled eggs which I really didn’t know much about. I also learned there are recipes in case you want to pickle some hard boiled eggs- here’s a recipe for pink pickled eggs from The Guardian

Have time to read a more detailed recipe? Click here Pickled Eggs and Pork Scratchings recipe by Madalene Bonvini-Hamel; Chef, Photographer and Founder of The British LarderThe British Larder

But if it’s the Jalapeño Eggs you want to taste and you can’t find a jar like I did, these take just seven days to make.

Jalapeño Eggs. Yes or No?