Random Sunday. Beef-a-Rama 2012, Abby’s first day of 4K, and 55 pumpkins.
October 7, 2012 by The Farmers Taft
It’s that time of year again when the leaves are turning and the smell of charred factory-farmed animal carcass wafts in great meaty waves through the Northwoods of Wisconsin. That’s right, Beef-a-Rama 2012. This was its 48th year, and we went again with our friends Steve and Lisa.
We were walking out of The Christmas Chalet and I saw our shadows. HA!
Everyone say “Moooooo!”
Say “Mooooo!” We get excited when we have a theme.
This is our good “us” picture from the trip.
And then I made him laugh.
And then he made ME laugh.
I went for a walk in the woods and the leaves were breathtaking.
I came across a little Christmas tree, decorated by the towering hardwoods around it.
So I gathered up a big, beautiful handful…
…and arranged them for someone else to find on THEIR walk.
Most of our free time was absorbed in putting together a 1000 piece puzzle. I can’t really explain why, except that it seemed like a good idea at the time.
There was a day trip to the Three Lakes Winery, which would have been pretty fantastic if either a) they gave tours any other day than Monday (we were there on a Friday), or b) I drank. Of course, every winery tour needs a designated driver.
The three amigos.
While they were all tasting wine, I visited the ladies room, which had this fascinating vintage poster. What an awesome idea. It’s OK, Mom, they’re sanitized, and easy to swallow. LOVE. IT.
When we got home, our sweetheart Jessica had evidently organized a welcoming committee.
The next day Jessica had school, but I had the day off, so Abby and I went to a park and ate our lunches. After she played for an hour, we took some silly pictures.
All too soon, Abby’s first day of 4K was on Friday. Sniffle.
In the car on the way to school, I could tell she was devastated too. Sigh.
Today, however, we were all together and at the pumpkin farm. They had a really good deal on pumpkins.
Many trips were made. Many pumpkins were gathered.
Did I mention that it was $28/carload day at the pumpkin farm?
With 55 pumpkins, we amortized at around $.50 per pumpkin. It was a STEAL. I’m not sure what we’re going to do with 55 pumpkins, but we have a pretty long driveway. I know Richard also wants to do some vertical pumpkin decorating. Things could get interesting around here in the next few days.
I hope you have a wonderful week. Please leave a comment if you can think of anything more interesting/productive to do with 55 non-pie pumpkins other than appearing insane to our neighbors.
OMG, it just occurred to me that we are pumpkin hoarders. Note to self: Don’t take the SUV to $28/carload day at the pumpkin farm. Zee pumpkins, zay are eem-possible to re-seest.
Ideas. Please. Comment.