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Tumbleweed Festival


Last updated 9/13/2022 at 2:30pm | View PDF

Oooo! do you feel the Autumn in the air? I certainly do. I can almost smell it in the breeze and it smells nothing like pumpkin spice latte! I know that it's all the craze right now. I love pumpkin, but I do not like to overpower the sweet, delicate flavor of pumpkin with 4 mega tones of cinnamon and call it fall. It should be a faint note in the back of your mouth, not an explosion! Why do we call it pumpkin pie and not cinnamon pie latte... because there is pumpkin in it, kids! I say just leave my coffee alone, I drink it the same way through all the seasons, strong and hot with a splash of cream, period. If you are one of those folks that pines away for your pumpkin spice coffees, then I hope you are happy right now, but whatever will you do when it switches to peppermint mocha season... Oh my Word! "What a world, what a world!!"

The heater in my house isn't sure if it should come on during the night right now; our evenings are getting quite cold, but our fall sun is always warm and so dry. That cold snap where temps were in the 50s and 60s and drizzly the other day about threw me into shock - boy, I was frozen; the cold and the humidity were hitting deep into my bones! In the middle of winter that would be a warm day, but right now I expect to walk out of my house and into Satan's furnace outside still. That cold was a shock.

We went to a silent auction and barn dance/fundraiser for the Ellicott Emergency fund on Saturday at a beautiful venue out here. With my shoes being wet from walking through the grass and the cement floors of the barn, it took two days for me to warm back up. They had beer, water, and iced tea that they offered and food was catered if you wanted to purchase some; it was warm and nice to feel it go into your body. I really wanted to wrap my hands around a warm cup of coffee, I was close enough to home that I could have come back to get some buy didn't want to miss any of the fun. It was a great time and the chill was worth it.

This Saturday, the 17th, my daughter and I are going to be set up at The Tumbleweed Festival in Ellicott along with a lot of fantastic vendors. This will be the first vendor event that we have participated in, so when you come out be nice to us...We aren't seasoned yet. We will be in front of the famous El Bronco Ranch Market (23355 Highway 94) with some of the best Mexican food around. Come on out and see the car show, the bouncy houses, and yours truly, along with the other fantastic vendors from 11 to 5. A great time and place to get some Holiday shopping done. We will have a coffee trailer; you know I will be visiting them!

Across the highway is the Wishing Star Farms where you can get up close and personal with some farm critters, a jumping pillow and a train, spend some time exploring all they have to offer.

Just around the corner we have The Hanson Honey Bee Farm; they have a fun little shop with all kinds of fun things and you can learn about honey bees and of course get some golden gooey stuff!

Wishing Star Farms is hosting an event for Seniors, a lovely lunch, where the jump pillow will be available along with the animals and hayrides. It will be free and just for seniors. Any donations made that day will be given to Ellicott Bee Hive, the non-profit organization I am on the board of. How sweet is that? So, Monday, September 19, if you are a senior, come out to see the farm critters and have lunch, call them for more details (719) 244-7252

El Paso County has so much to offer, you don't always have to go through town and deal with stop and go traffic and the hustle and flow of it. Come out and enjoy a different pace and some friendly folks! The coffee ain't bad either!

You can contact Alice at [email protected]


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