Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Is Here

After a gorgeous weekend it feels like a real Whidbey island fall has blown in. Neither the rain nor the rainbows want to stick around long. With the clouds moving fast, the sun has just enough time to light up the golden straw in the Fields, highlighting the leftovers of the season's grain crops.
The last Coupeville Farmer's Market of the season attracted large crowds Saturday. The Harvest Festival was complete with gourd bowling, an overgrown zucchini competition and the heaviest pumpkin contest. This year brought a Harvest Festival competition record for the heaviest squash, almost tipping the tractor at 1016 pounds.
You may have seen our booth at the festival handing out information on the 2nd Ebeys Forever Conference. Registration continues for both the field trips on Friday the 6th of November and the conference classes on Saturday the 7th. Also look for our posters around town and at our sponsors like Whidbey Island Bank. Where you see our displays you can pick up registration cards to mail in which also have information on how you can register by phone or on the Ebeys Forever site.
Have fun walking the gorgeous trails of the reserve this week, keep an eye out for all of the mushrooms popping up and those few wiley pheasants still hiding out in the leafy beet fields. Hopefully those pretty Olympic Mountains will continue to keep us out of the major rain showers for a little longer. Happy Exploring!

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