While locally we're dripping in spookiness, this past weekend we thought we'd check out the seasonal awareness in other parts of the state.
In Stillwater, we met up with some average-looking locals who were showing off their extraordinary pumpkins. These monsters were so heavy that they needed to be moved with forklifts and pallets. For Axel this event hybridized his two loves, machinery and the environment.
One by one the giants arrived. Some were disguised in blankets to keep the weigh-in suspenseful.
The farmers attach bags of water to their stems in order to preserve the water weight until it's on the scale.
Thank you stranger who took this picture.
A few pumpkins were hollowed out for the "Pumpkin Regatta." Someone crawled inside and paddled these babies down the Saint Croix River. (We missed the actual race...nap time.)
What's one season without preparing for the next? The girls took a few hours to try a new beading technique. All the stars are wearing wrap bracelets this season...and so are we...and maybe you...if you're on our Christmas list.
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