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Notes from Up Country | In the Methow, the season for green tomato soup

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Fall is in the air in the Methow Valley. Aspens and cottonwoods are dropping leaves; people are cleaning their chimneys and talking ski. They’re getting serious about accumulating firewood and feeling the urge to make a big pot of chili.

My husband eyes his burn pile, waiting for the ban to end. It’s one of his rites of autumn: torching off huge piles of dead wood and brush he’s been collecting all summer. Living out here in the midst…

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