Saturday, September 27, 2008

FALL and Sunday Sign

We know it's fall when they have the big pumpkin contest. Last year I went to this at Bearwallow Farm but this year I didn't get to go. If Linus from the Peanuts Comic Strip were to see these big pumpkins he would certainly be seeing the "Great Pumpkin!"

The biggest one this year was 1216.50 pounds and was grown by the owner at Bearwallow Farm. His was the biggest for the state championship. Last year this guys brother won the biggest, so they have won back to back state championships, and both being grown in our county. Hoorah! Way to go guys! I can't imagine growing such a big pumpkin. I'm sure it's a lot of work. This pumpkin during a 20 day period gained 720 pounds. That's 36 pounds a day or 1.5 pounds an hour!! Talk about rapid growth!! Ha!! If only we could get our money to grow like that!!

They also have a big watermelon contest. The winner was grown by a western KY farmer and weighed in at 251 pounds. They said it was as big as a bale of hay! That is more than most people weigh!

These are not the winners but just look at how huge they are!! That trailer they are on is not little by any means! Amazing!

I hope everyone is enjoying their fall season. It'll be Halloween before we know it. Already the stores are full of the Halloween items.

Here's hoping everyone is having a wonderful weekend and keeping on the sunny side!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pup and Sunday Sign

Here's my buddy Pup, who loves to ride in the car!

I hope everyone has a wonderful blessed Sunday!
Sunday Sign

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Busy Week

This has been a busy week for me. Tuesday I went to the Senior Fitness and Fun day which was here locally. This was the first year I had gone. It was lots of fun. They were expecting about 300 and I'd say that was about right. They had games to play such as shuffleboard, corn hole, and miniature golf. They had a hula hoop contest and a dancing contest. I cannot hula hoop with those light hoops, but get a weighted one and it's no problem getting it to stay up. We had 3 people that could do the hula hoop. The winner did it for 36 seconds. I did not get a picture of her. This girl tried it with 5 hoops at once! That didn't work too well but she could keep one going for a long time. She was one of the volunteers there. You can tell by the look on her face that she was having fun!

This woman won the dancing contest. She also did well on the hula hoop but she didn't win. I really had a good time watching everyone!

We also had lunch and then they had lots of door prizes. I won a huge basket of beautiful mums. I got a voucher for some free blood work, plus we got a lot of other freebies too.

Yesterday we had our Sunday School class luncheon. We had it at one of the member's home and it's always so much fun to go there. She has a nice screened in back porch right off her kitchen and it's such a pleasant place to eat. My dear friend Mrs. Ruby got to come and I was so thrilled about that! She is in her 90's! Below is Tooter who is standing and Mrs. Ruby sitting down.

Today we went to the VA Dental Clinic in Lexington. We went by ambulance. This was just a scheduled visit where they would see what my dear hubby needs done. He needs two teeth pulled and he will go back in October to have that done. I went along for the ride but I had to ride up front while one of the EMT's rode in the back with my husband. The young man that drove told me what changes he would try to make if he were president. After listening to his ideas about things I told him he would get my vote anytime!! His ideas were all to help the American people and how to better them.

Our visit there was short and we were back home by noon. I had to get up very early (reminded me of Blogstock and how early they rise at the Morrow home); therefore I am tired and plan to get to bed early tonight. Goodnight.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Sunday Sign

Sunday Sign

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good Year for the Apples

I took a drive last week out to Nancy, KY (which is within this county) to visit Haney's Apple Farm. They make fried apple pies that are mighty good. They also sell their many varieties of apples, plus some other food items, and some other miscellaneous items.

This sure is a good year for the apples. I took a drive through the orchard and took these photos. Every apple tree I have seen this year, at other places besides just the orchard I mean, have also been bending over from the weight of the apples. I got some delicious apples while I was there. They certainly lived up to their name too! "Delicious!"
(You can click on the pictures to make them a little bigger.)

On a lighter note, I noticed this tree in a yard, (or what remains of it), and I had to stop and take a photo. I think that tree is giving everyone the finger! Doesn't it look like that to you?

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Someone sent me these cartoons in an e-mail and I thought I'd post them. The hurricane season is a busy one so far this year. I feel bad for the folks that live where they hit. I can't imagine having to board up my windows and move out and leave things and then wonder what you'll have left to go home to, or even if there'll be a home waiting when you get back. Therefore I'm glad I don't live in those areas. I know that things happen everywhere but those hurricanes are mighty rough and they cover a big area. Tornado's are the biggest threat here, but they seem to hit all over anymore, even up in the northern states. An earthquake could also happen anywhere. We just never know about those things.
(You can click on these to enlarge them)

I especially liked this one! If only Florida could squeeze in up there! What a difference in the weather they'd have there in that colder climate. I'm sure some would be wanting to move it back south before long!

I do hope everyone has managed to stay out of harm's way with these hurricanes. I know that Ike is churning along out there and remains a threat. Hopefully he'll weaken instead of strengthening.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Keep on the sunny side!
Sunday Sign

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ecological Day

Sonia at Leaves of Grass has started a monthly event called Ecological Day where you can post anything relating to the ecology.

Today I have chosen some beautiful flowers. We should take care of the Earth since it's the only one we have and we have abused it far too long. For other participants in Ecological Day, you may go here.

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