Thursday, September 20, 2007

Old McCotto had a farm

Yes, I know. It has been too long since I posted. Work has been very busy because this is testing week. So, I am sorry to be silent for so long, but I do have a lot of sweet pictures to show you from my trip this weekend.

Sly and I went to the Harvest Festival at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore. It was a totally beautiful day to spend down on the farm.

Sly really thought this 1917 steam powered tractor was cool. I think he is right.

My family raised pigs when I was younger. I have a soft spot for the ugly, ill mannered mammals. Isn't he cute?

Geese. I have nothing special to say about geese. I just like the picture.

We raised chickens too. We had Rhode Island Reds when I was growing up. I think the roosters are beautiful birds. Dumb, but beautiful.

Lastly, some wooly goodness to share. A soft, fuzzy sweater, I mean sheep! There was a sheep shearing demonstration, but I missed it.

I stuffed myself full of Autumn's bounty: roasted sweet corn (they dipped the whole freakin' ear in melted butter! YUM), the best apple ever (for those of you who don't know about honey crisp apples, run out and buy some NOW), apple brown Betty, Swedish potato sausage, and apple fritters. All very tasty!

Happy Knitting!


SalemRose said...

I know about Honey Crisp apples!!! They are so wonderful! ;)


GigerVamp said...

Looks like you had a nice day out. k pigs are rather cute, and I'm still dreaming about getting some hens. (Rob will have none of it tho!)

GigerVamp said...

Hmm, keyboard seems to be having a problem and not typing everything. I meant to say I think pigs are rather cute!