Naturalist Larry Weber (a friend and neighbor) reported that the average temperature for the month was an unusually high 62 degrees (the norm being 55).
But with a hard frost predicted at the end of the month, the Farmers brought in what was ripe from the gardens.
Most of the larger tomatoes were still green, of course, but many of the cherry and paste tomatoes were ready.
The farmers are now eating potatoes at most meals and getting weary of them already, wondering why they didn't plant a few rows of cheese burgers instead of all those spuds.
Going from an average 62 degrees in Sept to 39 in the first half of Oct (the norm being 45), Bubba and Julius huddled together for warmth.
Hey, Cutie, do you come here often? I'm a Capricorn; what's your sign? Your legs must be tired, 'cuz you've been running through my dreams.
Are you Jamaican? Because Jamaican me crazy!
Hubba, hubba, hubba!
The farmer who was going to take Spot and Opie for his petting zoo was unfortunately not able to do so.At any other farm they would have been turned into goat burger
and then climbed into the Goatmobile for the ride to Aitkin County, alternately looking out the window