Sunday, October 08, 2006

"I carried a watermelon."

This afternoon, Christine, Michelle, "the other Catherine," (the sister of a coworker of Christine's,) and I drove out to the middle of nowhere, Minnesota (really only about an hour from the cities,) and played at an apple orchard/pumpkin patch/working farm. Our three criteria in searching for an orchard were:

1. pumpkins (for Christine)
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2. apples (for Michelle)
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3. goats (for me!)
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We also had lots of fun doing other stuff . . .

These three little pigs are "the other Catherine," Michelle, and Christine!
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They had oat groats available, (no, I am NOT feeding the goat popcorn,) for anyone who was interested in feeding the goats. I heart goats lots.
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I also held a baby goat!
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We took a tractor ride for $1 each, and our driver, Charlie, told us all about sorghum and the different kinds of corn they grew at the farm. Some of our fellow tractor riders were a bit nuts, but we had fun.
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(Grown-up) children of the corn:
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Very tired baby pigs:
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Moo:
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My favorite breed of chicken, which I like to call "the hairy chickens"
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This little kitty jumped up next to Michelle and I while we were having a snack and tried to sneak bites of Michelle's hot dog:
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Wild turkeys!
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My meager purchases: a watermelon (which I did carry a little while, until we scored a wagon,) a pie pumpkin, an acorn squash, and a big bag o' red and white popcorn! (I also bought a caramel apple, which I consumed on site.)
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I'm so thankful I have friends who enjoy embracing their "inner child" as much as I do! We had so much fun. And oh, do I love fall in Minnesota!

6 comments:

Johanna3 said...

your are cooking a lot lately, your pie looks amazing! i love how american fall looks, so colorfull. looks like you have so nice friends!

funwithyourfood said...

sounds like a good trip. You three are way cute

teddy

Nikki said...

Oh, that baby goat is precious! :)

Looks like a fun time...and what a good score. Does the red popcorn actually pop red?

Veg*Triathlete said...

That is my FAVORITE Dirty Dancing line. One of my favorite movie lines eva, actually...

Catherine said...

Oooh! Someone finally picked up on the "Dirty Dancing" reference! And welcome, veg triathlete!

chelsea lynn said...

I caught it too! I have a million from that movie... My favorite is "I don't think....that you EVAH had any intention of tellin' him!"