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Corn Mazes, Bonfires, Pumpkin Chunkin’

by Desi Sowers



Corn Mazes, Bonfires, Pumpkin Chunkin’


Fun and more fun! This time of year is one of my favorites! Sinkland Farms offers a variety of fall events that are bound to please everyone. I particularly enjoy the trebuchet or “pumpkin chunkin’ events” but if you are in the mood to get lost you might try the corn maze or enjoy an evening bonfire. I think that I will pick up some pumpkins for a pie!  Here is their website:

Check out their schedule of events!  My recipe for “yummy pumpkin pie” is below:




·       2 cups of pumpkin pulp filling from a sugar or pie pumpkin* or from canned pumpkin

·       1 1/2 cup heavy cream

·       1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

·       1/3 cup white sugar

·       1/2 teaspoon salt

·       2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg

·       2 teaspoons of cinnamon

·       1 teaspoon ground ginger

·       1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

·       1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

·       1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon

·       1/2 teaspoon of lemon or orange zest

·       1 pie crust


* Pumpkin Filling: start with a small-medium sugar pumpkin, cut out the stem and scrape out the insides and discard it. Cut the pumpkin in half and lay cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F until fork tender, about an hour to an hour and a half. Remove from oven, let cool, scoop out the pulp. Or you can cut the pumpkin into sections and steam in a saucepan with a couple inches of water at the bottom, until soft.


1 Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 Mix sugars, salt, and spices, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Stir in cream. Whisk all together until well incorporated.

3 Pour into pie shell and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

4 Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!


Hope you enjoy this season and its bounties!


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Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Paint to Live vs. Paint to Sell

by Desi Sowers

Painting for pleasure or painting to's very different!


Picking the perfect paint color…before you paint your walls you search for the perfect paint color.

This new article may help you choose wisely.

I'm certainly not afraid of color, my home office is red, one sons bedroom is brown and the other chose blue.  We chose these colors based purely on personal preference; it's what WE like!

If you are painting your home before you plan to sell it, that's a whole different ball game.  Consider a neutral color that would appeal to lots of buyers.  Warm is good.  Bright and bold is not so great, neither is stark white - feels like a doctors office!!

As your agent, I can help you make selections that are fresh and current which appeal to home buyers. It is never too early to involve your real estate agent in the process of preparing your home for the market. 


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