Sunday, October 28, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
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.
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.