When was the last time you saw a horse drawn wagon or a horse drawn stage coach on Main Street Lacombe?
For many people Saturday was a first. As part of the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival DB Bobcat were sponsoring free rides around historic downtown Lacombe - complete with tour guide.
Lots of people out completing the scavenger hunt and judging the scarecrows. No, not the people on the street - scarecrows.
Many businesses set up interesting displays in front of their place of business featuring one or more scarecrows. These were a long way from the scarecrow my grandmother used to put in her garden. Those featured my grandfather's old black trousers and white shirt with a couple of tin cans tied to the arms to scare the birds. I don't think this worked well. I believe my grandmother's yelling and waving the broom was far more effective. She even intimidated my grandfather when she was upset.
The gatherings around the Thanksgiving Table were wonderful - including extended family, neighbours and people who had no family. The meals took several days between shopping, prepping and cooking. They had a huge gas stove, complete with two cooking ovens, a warming oven and the shelf over the top to warm plates and keep spoons out of little fingers. Thanksgiving to me always starts at the beginning of harvest - as the farmers take off their crops and pray for good weather.
Did you see The Crafty Lady's post late last week with all the new colours? New cotton colours, new acrylic colours and new variegated yarns which are going to make some interesting items.
Take a look at the video, come in to touch and feel. While you are browsing this week's 75% Off Sale is :
Boston Boston Mix
Reg. $5.50 Reg. $13.00
75% Off 75% Off
Posted by Anne, happy crafter (P.S. Love the new colours and yarns - come in and check them out)