What a day we had yesterday. Whew! Packed full of wonderfulness.
First, V took I15 to church so I could work on weeding some more in the garden. Yeah, I skipped out of church to take advantage of the beautiful weather we were having, and because I knew that we had plans for the afternoon.
So, church over, we headed down to Mt Pleasant (about 60 miles away) to attend the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Reunion. They've stopped numbering them so I'm not sure what year this event is up to but I've been going since I was a child. It is a festival of all things old having to do with farming and life in the midwest. They have antique steam and gasoline tractors, farm machinery of all sorts: horse, steam and gasoline powered, a printing press, and vendors galore. V got a couple of boxcars from his favorite train guy and I picked up two small pieces of pottery from a potter who was there doing demonstrations as well as selling her wares. I got a small bowl and a garlic plate- more about those another time. And I did stop at- get this "Judy's Quilt Shop" where there were ladies using treadle machines to piece wonderful quilts. But, alas, they weren't able to help either in my quest for needles for my machine.
After wandering the reunion grounds and filling ourselves with delightful food, we traveled the 27 miles further south to my parents so spend a little time with them. Dad had to show us the mutant corn stalk he found in the field.
Mom and Dad also gifted us with some winter squash. They harvested 25 butternut, 20 buttercup and who knows how many acorn squash and don't seem to think that they can eat all of those.
I'll be posting again later about a new to me melon review. Ooo, two posts in one day. I'm not sure I can stand the strain. Ok, mostly I'm avoiding all the work I have to do.