Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Farm Tour

 The Blog Tech and I left early on Saturday morning to go on a farm tour.  It was 40 degrees and pouring rain.  You can see that the leaves are just beginning to change.

 We went to our favorite farm first.

 I want this place.

 This fire was very welcoming because it was COLD!!!

 What a wonderful way to convert a tree stump into art.

 And when you have a tree limb like this you just have to use it.

I felt bad for the vendors. They were all freezing.
What a wonderful barn.  We didn't last long because we were soaked and freezing.  The farm tour was aborted.
 On the plus side, we found this market on our way home.

 They gave their pumpkins and gourds the cutest names.

 Pumpkin heaven.

 They had a bumper year of peppers too.  They still have fields of them growing. What a wonderful stone farmhouse in the background.

 We saw lots of nicely decorated farms as we drove through the countryside.

 And we saw some scary stuff too.

We stopped at a smoke house.

 And we just had to try the Burger King Halloween whopper.  It's not very good and it turned our teeth black.  We threw it out after we each took a bite.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Witch Hats

My friend Laurie from has the cutest granddaughter who right now loves all things witch.  Since I think everyone should have a proper witch hat, especially little girls, I made them some.
Witch hat making is messy.

But it sure is fun.

One of them has a skull hiding in the leaves on the peak of the hat.

And a crow sitting next to mushrooms in it's nest.

More mushrooms.

And a pumpkin of course.
On the right of this hat, a spider hangs on a rhinestone string.

Side view.

The hats shipped and arrived and are ready for their adventure.  Happiness in a hat. Everyone can use a little magic in their lives.

I am working on some others that I will show you soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pioneer Festival Part ll

 There were lots of nice crafts at the fair.  These baskets were tempting.

 Click on the photos for a closer look.

 I could set up my own maple syrup booth. I still have lots left from sugaring off season last spring.

 This woman had some wonderful items for sale.

 Look at her felted creatures.

 Kids could go on pony rides,

 And there was a pumpkin patch!

 This was a strange little display.

 Right next to it were these two pioneers making beautiful music playing crystal glasses. It was quite impressive.

 The strange place had a miniature mummy mermaid on display along with all sorts of other oddities.  I am sure little children were mesmerized/horrified by it all.

 Lots of the participants camp out for the weekend in pup tents on the grounds.

 These ladies look like they are having fun.

 Roasted turkey legs.  We bought a scotch egg but it wasn't very good.  Scotch eggs are such a treat that I hate it when they aren't good.

 These rocking horses were really special and expensive. The cheapest ones were around 600.00 but most were 1500.00 and higher.

 I bought this from the felter for some of my little friends.

 The headless horseman.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Pioneer Festival

 We went to a pioneer festival last Saturday.

 The Red Hat Society ladies jumped the line but no one complained.  They can be a gnarly group, ha ha! You can read about them here:
 Most participants were dressed in period attire.

 There they are again!

 Even pioneers need their morning cup.

 Cutting boards.

 A blacksmith.

 Wreaths made from custom dried flowers.

 Oils and vinegar.

 This woman will cut your silhouette for you.

Pan for gems.
I'll show more tomorrow but this was a very nice fair in a very nice setting.