Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pennsylvania Horticultural's Society Fall Harvest Festival Part II

My love for all things country/southern, nature, are what drew me to the festival; Just the thought of a harvest festival in the Fall makes me feel comforted. To be surrounded by the fruits of the harvest pumpkins, gourds, fresh picked produce from fruit trees, crafts, and I could go on and on. Some people enjoy other outlets, this is the type of event that I enjoy. I often think of what it might have been like to grow up on a farm. My father did. He was born in Catherine Alabama. The family grew sugar cane and made syrup in the mill and raised animals and other things that sustained the family. 

My grandparents had 9 children. My father was the youngest and last child to leave the farm and come North. It didn't seem like a glorified life to have him tell the story. I remember visiting as a child. I don't remember a lot but I do remember that it was rural with dirt roads and acres of pine trees. This was family land and still is. When we walked through the forest as children you could see and hear wild turkeys. I haven't been to visit in years but my brother and sister sometimes go for a family event such as a birthday, homecoming, or a family reunion. My brother and cousins often go in the Fall to hunt deer and at Christmas or Thanksgiving. I remember my aunts house that still stands and where family gather on holidays. It is a wood house that sits back of the road on acres of land surround by fencing. When she was living she had raised goats. I remember she had a beautiful Jersey cow and how long his eye lashes were. The thinks remembered.

Nice idea, was expensive!
Love chickens, roosters.

Meadowbrook Farm is in Abington Pennsylvania. It's the store of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. I haven't been there yet but plan to go. In my opinion their goods are priced for more than I would like to pay.

My sister.


Leeks, cucumbers, and squash.
If I purchased one it would be one of the pigs. Look at the one with it's face on the ground.

My sister liked this yellow perennial. I'm not sure what it is. It looks like goldenrod. I will hear her talk about it all year because she didn't buy it because I talked about it. I think if it's goldenrod that it's a native plant, but I think of it as a weed and I think of pollen and allergies. I did read that goldenrod does produce pollen but it's sticky and does not blow off and cause allergy symptoms like ragweed. I will stand corrected if more information is provided about the plant. It's pretty though.

So will I attend the festival in 2014, probably. I said I wouldn't but I think I will if I'm living. My biggest critique is the prices. I know everyone has to make a living but I like nice things at bargain prices. I know that this event helps fund the society and many of it's events. The event is free so you don't have to spend a cent if you don't want to. Try bringing a beverage. The bottled water, small tea, and lemonade was $3.00, and you will need it if the sun is beaming. One of the food vendors was from Roxborough. This is a section of Philly. Also remember to bring a hat. Till next year. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you there.

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