Oct 10, 2010

Final Farmers Market

The final farmers market of the season was held yesterday, and although it was cold and grey, the rain held off long enough for us to enjoy the last day of harvest sales.

There were plenty of smiling faces and great things to bring home.  Gorgeous local apples and pears held court with mountains of colourful squash and pumpkins.  We snacked on kettle corn and a surprise crop of everbearing strawberries, while trying to keep warm.


A tall, friendly scarecrow wandered by....


My neice - trying to keep her nose warm - looks silly, and yet a little exotic...


And, as usual, no trip to the market would be complete without some dog-spotting.  This little guy was keeping warm in a puppy-snuggly.


And this little dear is a Pug-Pin.  A pug crossed with a miniature Pincher.  Apparently the Pincher draws out the Pug nose a bit and reduces the chance of breathing problems that are supposedly common with purebred Pugs.  I'd have taken this guy home immediately if not for his $650 price tag!

Afterward, my neices and I headed to my parents house for Mom's famous Feed-the-5000 Thanksgiving dinner.  Actually, there were only 18 guests instead of the 25 she was expecting, so all went well and most of us had a seat.  Two turkeys, a ham, cabbage rolls (the Ukranian in us comes out now and then,) and inumerable side dishes as well as five different desserts ensured that we were all moaning and clutching our stomaches as we headed out the door.

Also joining us for dinner were these three.  But they merely ate the rest of my mom's geraniums and sat down for a nap.


Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!


 

11 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

I'd take that little guy home in a minute as well. How cute he is! Only I don't think Minga would appreciated him as much as I do, and she rules the house.

Wendy said...

That little pug is so cute! Wishing you a harvest full of abundance and magick. Happy Thanksgiving.

Susan Erickson said...

I'm a sucker for the puppies too....we always do the cabbage rolls as well because our Ukranian heritage has some great food. The deer were an addition thing to be grateful for. Aren't we lucky to have the wild things about.....

JoyceAnn said...

Looks like it was a fun day at the market. Your niece has the right idea , I hate when my nose gets cold.

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Dede said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute! He would be a real cuddle buddy this winter. Wow mom made five different desserts, my kind of meal. The deer are priceless! Happy Thanksgiving Jen!

(((HUGS)))

girlichef said...

OH! SOoooo cute...I'd take him, too! Fortunately our Farmers Market stays open year round...but pickins are very slim throughout the winter. Have a great Thanksgiving :D

Kally83 said...

What a cutie! I'd have taken him home for sure!

A happy Thanksgiving to you as well fellow Canuck :)

Little Messy Missy said...

I love the pic of your niece...mmmm turkey coma!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, Rue! "Feed-the-5000" Thanksgiving Dinner -- ha ha! Sounds like your Mom starts with more than just a few loaves and fishes, though!

TD (Tammy @ Journal of Evolution) said...

Happy late Thanksgiving!!

Robin Larkspur said...

awwwww, cute puppies, sweet niece, cheeky deer..thanks for a peek into your Canadian Thanksgiving.