Num num num…

Some people choose Halloween, most prefer Christmas, but Thanksgiving will always be my favorite holiday for it has one simple mantra: “Eat, drink and be merry.” Ok, some may say this applies to Christmas AND you get presents! But there’s also buying gifts, writing christmas cards and four weeks (at least) of Christmas songs that will stick in your head longer than Katy Perry’s bubblegum. (Nothing against Ms. Perry, just trying to make a point!) This year, I am thankful for my Canadian-born boyfriend. Well, I am always thankful for him, but this year more so. Thanks to his fantastic family, I get to gobble-gobble twice this year.  Here’s a look back on Thanksgiving 2012 numero uno…

Spent Sunday afternoon at the Norfolk County Fair. It’s been years since I have been to one of these and I was pretty psyched to go. (Please refer back to last post regarding my country vs city girl personality split.) But really, how can you not be impressed with these prize-winning pumpkins?! Now this is the proper food to super-size!

 

I always thought these were just white min pumpkins, but turns out they’re acorn squash. Hey, just because it’s my favorite holiday doesn’t mean I know my way around all the foods!

 

 

 

The live stock barns were the next stop…this guy (or girl) doesn’t know how lucky he is compared to the guy on the right. But I have a feeling his sheering day would come…

 

 

I know they may be filthy creatures and will someday be my the yummy bacon on my plate (I really try not to put a face to my food!), but how cute are these little piggy heinies?!

 

 

 

We stopped back later before we left and the piggies were fast asleep…

 

 

 

Black-tipped feathers…this guy is so cute!

 

 

 

This next guy (yes, all animals are male to me…do I really need to explain why I think this?!) matched his shoes to his coat…

 

 

Time for fair food! Cinnamon buns, elephant ears, corn dogs (also known here as pogo sticks), and poutine! Yum!

 

 

 

Rounding off the evening…tractor pull! Can you believe this was my first-time?! Clearly the little boy on the right is a pro already…

 

 

 

 

And of course, cotton candy for the ride home :)

 

So Thanksgiving is celebrated on Monday in Canada. Being the first day with sunshine, it was perfect weather to go leaf-peeping while dinner was cooking…

 

A real pumpkin patch! It really doesn’t take much to get me excited…

 

Took a drive down to Lake Erie as well…

 

 

We saw a very impressive painting of this pier the day before at the fair…

 

 

Back into the woods. This is the oldest Cottonwood Tree…

 

 

Next stop, the Backus Mill. A historic village that survived the War of 1812. What’s the War of 1812? The U.S. lost an invasion of Canada, it’s no wonder we don’t learn much about it…

 

 

Tobacco used to be the main crop of Norfolk County. While some farms still grow it, most have started harvesting soybeans, ginseng, even peppers!

 

 

 

I was NOT expecting to see this guy when I looked through the window!

 

 

 

 

 

Milkweeds…these were always a favorite to play with when I was a kid…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost home and then I spotted this house! Many thanks to Wendy for spending the day sightseeing around the county with me!

5 thoughts on “Num num num…

    • Thanks Linda! It really is a beautiful area, I especially love all of the old barns and tobacco kilns, even though I think most everyone who lives around there don’t quite feel the same way :)

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