Today is the first day I have noticed a bit of improvement in Teddy. She was happy to see mums and pumpkins! She gets excited this time of the year too. I think she picks up on my energy. Plus, she loves laying outside at night when it is cool and I have a fire burning.
Ahhhhhh...my first pumpkins. And nice ones too. I found a place that sells every variety of pumpkin and gourd you could want. I bought a bunch of mums and ran out of room in the car so I will be going back there soon. Check out the cement toadstools.
Look at the color on this one. I really like the green ones and the white ones too.
The cement toadstools have a metal rod sticking out of the bottom so they can be staked in the ground or as I did here, a bale of hay.
Remember the orange Staub pumpkin roaster I posted a few days ago? As I was photographing it I was thinking how I don't use it all the much because of the size. It is 3.5 quarts. So I decided to buy this bigger green one which is 5 quarts. Now I can make soups and stews in this and make side dishes in the smaller one. These are wonderful. They are heavy and have non stick interiors, not to mention that they look like.....PUMPKINS!!!!!!
As I was leaving for the flea market this morning guess who came up to the gate? I almost didn't go. Look at that face!
In retrospect I should have stayed home. Bummer of a flea market.
The first thing I saw was a really creepy clown. Eewwwwww!!!
And lots of funky dolls.
They weren't exactly packing them in at the snack bar either.
Except for table of the old timers who I bet are there every weekend.
But I bought my dream come true. A snazzy yellow pickup truck. Problem is, I can't fit into it.
I also found black jacks which I actually have been looking for recently and could not find them anywhere. This is black jack season after all.
I really love this little guy. I want a life sized one! VRoooooom VRoooooom
And they had PUMPKINS!!!!! So, it wasn't such a bad trip after all.
The apple pie recipe follows.
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