Well, this is it. My life is complete. All my girlhood dreams have come true. I baked an apple pie in my own homey kitchen and it's resting on my windowsill in the goddamned countryside. Let's hope no nefarious wanderer, greedy child, or cartoon animal sneaks in to snatch it while it's cooling! In all seriousness, though, life is pretty great in Vermont this fall. Autumn leaves and apple pie—could it get any better?