Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Snow





Aside from the snow-covered pumpkins and leaves, I now understand the implications now of heavy snow on top of full unfallen foliage: Our yard and driveway are a mess of giant maple branches and show-dropped shrubs. Last night our street was blocked by a down tree. Neighbor's VW was impaled by a limb, into the engine. Power out in much of the town, though ours has mostly been on.

And... the cleanup crew:


Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Topsfield Fair (2011)

Rides (we sent the kids on their own this year):


The giant pumpkin:


Waiting for more rides:


And... a corn dog, bunnies, sheep, baby chicks (we got to hold one, even), duck races, saw milk extracted from a cow, a blacksmith heat iron, bees making honey, tractors... the usual stuff.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Tashlich in Concord

As an atheist-Jew, there are certain rituals I enjoy. Tashlich is one of my favorite - throwing sins (or, as we explained to Zach, "bad decisions") of the past year in the form of bread into the water, to be consumed by scape-fish. Zach has apparently been telling the folks at daycare that "mommy has a baby in her belly so she yells a lot" (true story, I'm sad to admit) so there were a bunch of bread crumbs thrown on that count. Our co-Jews, Jer, Sha and Lilia joined us with some old rye bread at the Old North Bridge in Concord.