Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Barnyard Days 2011

As you probably know, there are fall festivals nearly every weekend at this time of year. So last weekend the family and I (minus one teenager who refused to go) headed off to Neosho, MO. to enjoy Barnyard days at Circle R Ranch. Click HERE to see our last visit.

Now I am not a barnyard gal by nature (I grew up coastal...clam digging and oyster beds :), but something deep down makes me want to enjoy a little rural aestheticism from time to time.

I love all the variety of pumpkins they have displayed, some are really neat like the knucklehead pumpkin (above).

And of course you can't have barnyards without tractors, an impressive display (of course I had to photograph the orange one :) dating from the primitive times to today.

Logan rode the horse, twice actually, and really enjoyed it

He kept seeing all the kids with their faces painted and decided that he wanted to give it a try too. The women painting faces did a really great job and really quick.

He selected a tiger:

Didn't she do a great job? He loved it. The funny thing was, as we continued walking around, people kept looking and commenting on his tiger face....saying "Hey Tiger!" and Logan turns to me and says "Why does everyone keep calling me tiger?" I about died, I don't think he realized how dramatic he looked! Too cute.

It was a great day, eating brisket, petting animals, haunted houses, and shopping....a great festival if you ever get the chance to go.

Feed your inner farmer! :)

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  1. Wow! That's GREAT tiger! I've tried painting our chldren as tigers...and something always goes awry!!

    That sounds like a gorgeous day out.

    By the way, I LOVE those wreaths in your sidebar. So pretty.

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  2. what a great day and an even better tiger!


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