Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dog Tired

Winnie is totally worn out from her weekend in the country.

Nancy's Farm

Winnie and I spent the weekend at Nancy's farm.  Nancy lives a few miles outside of Pulaska.  If you don't know where that is, it's nine miles east of Bloomfield, Iowa.  We had beautiful crisp cool weather.  It was a great place to go for a walk early in the morning.

The Dutchman's Store

I spent the weekend visiting Nancy at her farm near Pulaska, Iowa.  Our only outing was to go to the Dutchman's in Cantril, Iowa.  I love going to this place.

Fall is a great time to go.  The porch is loaded with colorful pumpkins and goards.

I came as a tourist, but Nancy came to do her shopping.

They sell everything here, from food, to boots, to toys to fabric.

The Dutchman's Store is a Mennonite store, and they sell an amazing variety of things.

Food items are sold in bulk.  You will find items here that you will never find at Hy Vee.

They have a large selection of tea, but I wasn't brave enough to try any of it.

As you can see, it is a busy place on a Saturday.

Finally, it was time to check out.

Knitting Projects

I haven't photographed and posted any of my knitting projects in a while, but I am still knitting.  In fact, I have about four projects going on right now.  I always like to have some dishcloths or washcloths going.  It's an easy knit and I don't have to concentrate when I work on one of these.

I am starting to panic a little because I have two of these little sweaters that I'm trying to knit for Christmas. This one is for Juliette.  It's finally beginning to look like a sweater.

I'm almost finished with this scarf for Michael.

Too Much Homework

I take this cart back and forth to school each day.  I have been bringing home too much homework lately.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Jack-o-Lantern Pot

Squash Harvest

I just love the colors of fall, inside or out.  I am also fascinated by all the shapes and colors of the squash that is harvested at this time of year.


On September 26th we had a day with no students.  It was all day PD for teachers.  Kids or not, our Chief Engineer is always hard at work.  John climbed on his Chariot, and it is called a Chariot, and used the opportunity to work on floors.  If that thing moved faster, he'd be having lots of fun working on the halls.

Fall Shopping

In the fall, I always like taking photos in front of Hy-Vee, where they display the fall flowers and pumpkins. That's where I saw these beautiful white mums.  They have mums in every color and decorative pots to go with them.