Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rocky Comfort Farm

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Today, we went to Rocky Comfort Farm near Quincy, Florida with the Tallahassee Homeschool Group.

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Our tour began with an educational presentation about the life cycle, varieties, and uses of pumpkins and about bees.

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There was then a hayride and walk through a millet maze.

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The homeschoolers were split into two groups, to fit onto the hayride, so this is just the group we were with:

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The farm also had a nice play area.

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Blaze has been enjoying photography lately and took this picture of me:

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Victorian Glamping Weekend

Here are scenes from our Victorian Glamping weekend with the Cowford Steampunk Society. We had a great time and enjoyed the company!

There are already plans to do this again next year.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preparing to Glamp

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Only one more day before the Victorian Glamping (glamorous camping) trip with the Cowford Steampunk Society. Our last camping trip was April of last year, so I had to locate and clean all the camping supplies.

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Blaze and I somehow managed to rip a large hole in the tent during that last camping trip, so I purchased a new tent this past spring. This will be the maiden voyage for the new tent. We've never even taken it out of it's bag before.

In theory, it will look like this:

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This will be the first time since 2009 that DH has been with us on a camping trip.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Putting More Punk in our Steampunk for Halloween

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Actually, I had to explain punk rock to him and explain why this would be a fun costume. Steampunk he understands and loves, but his only experience with punk music is The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing:

According to the local school district, there is no school today because of that festive occasion known as "Fall Holiday". We celebrated by canceling lessons and having a Halloween costume photo shoot.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Autumn!

The Autumnal Equinox is at 10:29 p.m. so tomorrow will be the first full day of Autumn.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

100 Days Until Christmas

I have begun the countdown to Christmas on the Steampunk Christmas Facebook page. As of today, there are 100 days until Christmas.

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Please feel free to join us, to see holiday craft project tutorials, recipes, festive steampunk outings, and costumes. Share what you're making for the winter holidays. Don't worry if you don't celebrate Christmas. Post your festive winter steampunk projects or projects you've made for any other winter holiday.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sunday at DragonCon 2014

The War Doctor and Miss Frizzle prepare to go out for the day:

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The steampunk detective:

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Tea dueling (no I have not improved since last year).

The Tesla vs. Edison debate:

Thomas Willeford may have thought to sway votes in favor of Edison, by having a beautiful, leather bikini clad minion, but it didn't seem to work.

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The results were decided by which contestant had the most money in their donation box and Tesla won. All proceeds were given to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

We met this lovely Tardis when we went out to dinner at Meehan's Irish Pub next to the Westin.

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The Mechanical Masquerade:

Crafty Crow