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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Originally uploaded by bothenook
some of the pumpkins and squash displayed. this display lasted about an hour before it was knocked down and scattered.
here's a link to my flickr pumpkin 2007 set

autumn evenings

Originally uploaded by bothenook
autumn yields up some spectacular evening shows.
here's a link to my flickr pumpkin 2007 set

the guys

the guys
Originally uploaded by bothenook
part of the patch crew. the pumpkin we were sitting next to weighed 1116 pounds
here's a link to my flickr pumpkin 2007 set

goose yoga

goose yoga
Originally uploaded by bothenook
two geese practicing goose yoga. they stood like this for almost half an hour

Friday, October 26, 2007

maria schriver has balls

ok, so i'm not an expert on california's first lady, other than i know she's from the kennedy brood. i know she's done a lot of television journalism, and that we used to joke about her as skeletor.
but this morning's paper has a blerb that raised my non-informed and almost completely random opinion of her.
Maria Shriver said she won't resume her TV news career and the late Anna Nicole Smith is the reason why.

Shriver, speaking Tuesday at a conference on women, said the media circus surrounding Smith's accidental drug overdose death last February led to her decision.

"It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I," Shriver said. "I called NBC News and told them I'm not coming back."

you can read the whole article here

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

how i am spending my october vacation

i just found my way onto the internet from deep within the pumpkin patch.
i forgot to mention that i would be disappearing for a month because october is our pumpkin patch time. every weekend, and 2 1/2 weeks vacation to go down to the farm and help diane's family out with their pumpkin patch.
so far this year, we've had both great and crappy weather. the days have mixed up both rain and sun, so no end of excitement there.
after countless field trips with preschool and elementary school students, i've once again come to the realization that if the adults would stay home, these things would go smoothly. i have many many more times trouble with the adults than i ever do with the kids. as a result of trying to talk over the incessant chatter and yipping and yapping by the adults, i've completely lost my voice. this is a bummer for a few obvious reasons, not least of which is that we teach the kids about farming and organic produce during their hay ride out into the farm.
oh well.

oh, and for the foodies out there, we sell a huge variety of squash, including the kabocha. i'd never eaten one, so i have been asking everyone that buys one how they fix it.
i'll post a number of them when i get a chance to cook and try them out. but here's one i found surfing that IS a winner. this is dayam yummy.

casey put in a pretty cool maze this year. 5 acres of family fun and the usual smattering of assholes and idiots. here's a link to his maze site .
this is what the maze looks like this year

i have a new camera, but forgot to bring the cables and software with me, so i'll have to do that when we get home in november. hope y'all have a fun halloween!