Camera Clicks and Commentary from a Kansas Farm Wife
Small Town Christmas
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
What's Black and White All Over?
I'll be seeing black and white cows today (and some brown ones, too). But it won't be the cow I really want to see.
Kinley is a cow for Halloween this year. She is quick on all fours, just like some of the cattle I'll be helping sort today.
They may be cute, but they aren't as cute as our 10-month-old trick-or-treater.
She won't care much about Halloween this year. She and her friend the giraffe (also known as Porter) will be helping their parents hand out candy to bigger ghosts and goblins at the Ladd house this year.
Kinley's big Halloween treat is unlimited Puffs, finger food for babies. (Mommy the Dietitian usually rations the Puffs, so it really is a treat.)
We got a preview of the cow costume at Jill's and Eric's
church last Friday. Susannah Wesley UMC had their annual trunk and
treat. Kinley will be more interested in the games and the candy at the church event next year, but we big people thought it was fun to see all the kids in costume.
We happen to think the cow was the cutest one of all.
It would be nice if we lived just a couple of miles away and could have the cow and her parents come and trick or treat at our house.
Our cowboy and Japanese princess paid a visit to their Grandma and Grandpa Fritzemeier at a long-ago Halloween. My favorite Halloween stop when I was growing up was my Grandma and Grandpa Neelly's house, where I collected a homemade popcorn ball and some pocket change for our milk carton during the Byers United Methodist Church's annual Trick or Treat for UNICEF.
There likely won't be any trick or treaters here on the County Line today. Most of the neighborhood kids are grown up or they bypass the country stops in favor of walking the streets in Stafford for quicker candy collection. I could get all melodramatic about that, but I guess I'll leave that to the people in costumes.
I have cattle sorting to do. Here's hoping the real cattle are more a treat than a trick.