Here is a lovely old window from an outbuilding down Onemo very close to the post office. It was all I could do to keep myself from running over and taking a quick peek inside.
Speaking of quick peeks, let's take a gander at two interesting tidbits from last Thursday's Gazette Journal, our local paper.
Headline: Punkin Chunkin planned for November 7
(Yes, that's right, a good ole fashioned punkin chunkin. Now I'll stop interrupting and get on with the article, already in progress.)
"Once Halloween is over, what should you do with your Jack-o'-Lantern? Just chuck it--from a giant catapult that is. Kingston Episcopal Parish, in cooperation with Belmont Pumpkin Farm, will hold its annual Punkin Chunkin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Belmont Pumpkin Farm on North River Road, North.
A trebuchet, a medieval catapult, will be on site at the fall festival...Those who don't have their own pumpkins can pay $1 to fling one of the season's leftover pumpkins into the field. Admission is $4 per person or $12 per family."
On the next page, there is an advertisement for Pet World in Gloucester Point:
1 Dozen Crickets
1 coupon per customer
I'm not sure which image is more disturbing and perplexing: forking over money to hurl rotting pumpkins through the air with a medieval catapult, or paying hard-earned money for crickets, which I always thought were (a) free and (b) not something you'd want even if they were free and (c) have I been sitting on a cash crop of insects all along? I could be selling crickets? People pay money for crickets? People clip coupons to avoid paying money for crickets? My
And where do I get one of these medieval catapults? Does Wal-Mutant carry them? I think I've just come up with a new way to earn money, aside from this cricket gig: charging money for families to catapult fiddler crabs through the air. It will be big fun for the families and may help reduce the
What other ways could we capitalize on this notion of peddling insects and/or decomposing vegetables?
And again, I ask you, where does one purchase a medieval catapult?
In summary, then, today's post touches on windows,
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