2019 Newsletter 43-👻👸Trick or treat yo’ self🍬🍬

2019 Newsletter 43-👻👸Trick or treat yo’ self🍬🍬

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No matter if you are only in it for the treats, or you just love getting dressed up, Halloween is serious business in Wisconsin. There’s an unavoidable nostalgia that creeps in during this time of year. I remember trick-or-treating with friends when we were younger, and finding other ways to celebrate once we were “too cool” to go door-to-door any longer. Today, it seems that there is a big debate about who should be allowed to still go out treating, or even if it is safe. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me if a group of teens is at my door this Wednesday. I’d rather have them doing a fun activity like that than playing video games or smashing people’s pumpkins.
All of a sudden, it’s come full circle in my life. Friends are packing up the kids (or fur babies) and their costumes and reliving the fun of Halloween. We tell the stories of the year it was 70 degrees out and laugh about the next year when it was a blizzard. Some of us just want to sit back and enjoy all of the little monsters and their incredible costumes. (Ok, us is ME. I want to sit around.)
However, trick-or-treating isn’t the only fun around. You can find grown-up Halloween fun all over including scary corn mazes and haunted houses. Madison had their Freakfest musical festival this past Saturday, with a great musical lineup.
In addition, there is a 5k/10K run where the runners are all in costumes. Don’t forget the pet parades as well! So, stop thinking you are too old to participate! Get out grandma’s old wigs. Splatter on that gory makeup. Pull the old cheerleading uniform out of the closet — realize it no longer fits and put it back. (Nice try, though.) You can head out to Goodwill and pull together a pretty good look. I’ve got my whole body cow onesie from Walmart ready to go. I’ll be sitting in my driveway until the bowl of candy runs dry. (Yes, I tempted fate and bought replacements for the original bags that I have already eaten!)
As a reminder: We have buy one, get one free on all ornamental grasses and also on all fairy garden items. This includes the holiday-themed miniature items. Hope to see you out here! 
Until next time,  
What are gourds afraid of?
Things that go Pumpkin the night.
Why do pumpkins sit on people’s porches?
They don’t have hands to knock on the door.
Harvest Soup
The flavors of Fall combine to make a wonderfully warm and comforting soup. Pair this with crusty bread and a salad, and dinner is served!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Croutons to garnish


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