|Can you believe it is now October and Halloween is just weeks away? I know we cannot, even though we have been getting our decorating groove on. I have included first pictures from the decorating process of our pumpkins and squash, an update from last week’s blog post of the Pumpkin patch. We also spent the weekend in Clinton, IL for a Pork & Apple festival. It was a beautiful sunny day out for the festival and we had a lot of fun eating pork, ham, and apples! We also enjoyed a live rockabilly band, the Swamp Tigers, which I highly recommend. We made rope, saw vintage farm equipment, and watched how different crafts are made. All in all it has been a great week and perfect start to Fall! Enjoy the photos.
|Our pumpkins and Squash for Halloween (L to R: Mummy/Vampire, Jack, Ooogie Boogie, and Boo)
|The boys and I started by choosing our first ‘victim’ and taking their ‘Before’ shot.
|My son, Maddox, made a Mummy Vampire with felt facial pieces and white crepe streamers for the bandages.
|This is my Jack, from 2010, that I carved out of a white pumpkin for Halloween.
|Here is a final look at our main pumpkins and squash for this year. Looking good!
|We went to Clinton, IL for the 44th annual Pork & Apple Festival for food, fun, and music. Maddox is pictured here making his own rope.
|Close up of the tools and simple machine needed to make a rope.
|Ronan and Maddox showing off their ropes at the Pork & Apple Festival in Clinton, IL
|The Swamp Tigers
|The Swamp Tigers
|Vintage farm equipment and apples for sale. Of course we had to buy some to eat too.
|Showing how the corn is processed and vintage license plates on display inside the barn.
|How glass beads are made and a vintage washing machine.
|Watching different tradesman in how they make their crafts of both wood and metal.
|Last but not least the boys have some fun before bedtime with their ‘parachuting man’. See you next week!