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Inspector Snickers

3 Sep

We still have a lot of painting and varnishing going on around my garage.



I don’t think I already shared my chalkboard Yahtzee scorecard sandwich board now that it’s finished.  I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  The back side is the same, so we can have two games going at one time.

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Snickers is still inspecting things.


Sometimes a bit too closely.

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Sadly, he didn’t inspect the news blurb in the local newspaper.  It has the wrong opening date for the pumpkin patch.  Hopefully people check the website for the hours and realize we are not really opening this week.  I also took to Facebook to try to correct the issue.

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I can’t believe it’s two weeks from today that we open!  There’s still so much left to do!

Supervisor Snickers

30 Jul

While I had the open farm this morning, my mom and dad came out and we worked on some things.  My mom is painting some of those photo opp face boards (Do they have a real name?), and my dad was cutting the face holes out.

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Snickers was inspecting my dad’s truck to make sure it was okay for it to be in my garage.


Then he was watching from the hay bale.


Later, when we were working on hinges for the screen door, he had to get a closer look.



If I hadn’t kept the door shut, he’d have been in the soap room checking to make sure we hung it properly.



I’m also pretty sure, I’ll have to find someplace where he isn’t in order to put the dots on the dice my dad made for my yard Yahtzee game.


He’s such a good supervisor!


I don’t know how we’d get anything done without him.

In the Next Two Months

17 Jul

In one month, on August 18th, I go back to work at my off farm teaching job.  Just to make it more fun on that first day back, they’ve decided I get to work a full day and then 5 – 7 pm also.  I am so not ready for that.  But I’ll do it.  I am currently working 12 – 16 hours per day on the farm every single day and still getting farther behind.

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In two months, on September 17th, we open the pumpkin patch for our second year.  We’ve really hit full planning mode for the pumpkin patch.  I plan on setting up a table at the farmer’s market for my small town Rhodes Days celebration next Saturday.  My nephew is going to pull Artie, the vintage flare box wagon, through the parade, so I got candy to throw.


Then I have the Twilight Farmer’s Market at the Marshalltown Mall on July 26th.  It’s the first time they’ve done it, and I hope there’s a lot of people.  I have fliers that I plan on handing out at both events.


My dad has been busy.  He made me yard Jenga!  I’m excited!  The boards behind the Jenga game are going to become benches for people to sit on.  That was one comment we heard from people last year.  They wanted a place to sit down to watch their kids playing.

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My mom is busy painting another one of those photo op boards where you put your face in.  This one will have places for more than one face (three to be exact).  That was another suggestion from last year.  Snickers was supervising Mom in the garage.

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Mom and Snickers

He thought she was doing a pretty good job.  I am still working on weeding the pumpkins of water hemp.  My sweet neighbor and my nephew came and helped yesterday!  I’m also trying to get my inventory stocked up.  That means I’m making bath salts, soap, lotions, body butter, sunscreen, and other items.

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I’m trying to book food vendors.  I want to make sure we have food for every day.  I’d hate to think someone planned on feeding their kids at the pumpkin patch and we didn’t have food for them.  I made chili today and put in the freezer in the event I have a day that someone doesn’t show up.


It’s been a long time since I made a batch of chili that big.  It’s bringing back memories of my bartending/restaurant days.  I think this second year is going to be even better than last year!

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