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An Incredible Harvest Moon

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Old farm outbuildings and harvested wheat fields in the background. Look at that moon!
This weekend is a big deal here in Havre. It's called Festival Days but it's really kind of a celebration of the harvest bounty. There will be a pancake breakfast and a parade. The bagpipe band from Alberta comes down from Canada. The library has a 4 day used book sale. Books for a buck-a-bag! I have donated 23 boxes and swore not to buy a single one! There is a huge quilt show. Gorgeous quilts. There's a college football game and a high school football game, bon fires and all that stuff. It will be the final Farmer's Market of the season. I'll miss that! There are lots of rummage sales and a craft show. I have it on good authority that the Popcorn Ball lady will be returning for the 25th year! Numbered buttons are for sale and the numbers are drawn for prizes from the local businesses. Most small Montana towns have a weekend like this. The Chokecherry Festival or What the Hay-where local farmers build elaborate hay sculptures in their fields and you drive down a road and come back into the town and vote for your favorite. Next weekend 25 miles east of us is the Sugarbeet Festival...they don't grow and process them anymore but the old Sugarbeet factory is still there and the high school team is still called the Sugarbeeters. The local churches are going to start having their harvest dinners soon. Usually turkey with all the trimmings and the occasional roast beef with all the trimmings. It's how we celebrate the end of the summer harvest bounty and it signals that it's time to get ready for winter. And the heavens watch over it all. Check out that moon again!

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INFLATED 10/1/2013 2:05AM

    That's a great picture.

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SHAKESALOT 9/29/2013 8:59AM

    emoticon Beautiful moon pic!

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JACKIE15108 9/29/2013 7:26AM

    Your description of the event is wonderful......I wish I could be there! As some days have passed, I hope you had a nice time!

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MOM4HOCKEY 9/21/2013 8:12PM

    What a beautiful pic! I've been out at night trying to capture a pic like yours but not having much luck!! I love harvest days and Havre sure seems to be full of sights and sounds!! Have fun and enjoy emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 9/21/2013 4:31PM

    Last night I enjoyed a walk outside and enjoyed the Moon too! I have always watched the Moon because I am from a township called Moon. I gratuated from Moon Senior High School back in 1983, where I was a long distance swimmer.

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HARROWJET 9/21/2013 3:29PM

    What a lovely picture. I have tried to capture a full moon but have been unsuccessful. The
Festival Days sound like so much fun. You made me wish I could be there. Enjoy for those of us who can't.

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NOWYOUDIDIT 9/21/2013 7:21AM

    Thank You for the picture! The clouds are blocking it here in MN. :o( I love the Harvest Moon!
Sounds like a fun weekend!

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PEGGYO 9/21/2013 6:36AM

    Great time to be alive

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YOYOGRAN 9/21/2013 6:06AM

    Beautiful picture.

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JACKSGRAN 9/21/2013 3:45AM

    Beautiful moon.

I tried to get a picture of ours, but the clouds got in the way. It certainly marks the passing of the season. We have farmers markets here, too, but some aren't very accessible. Enjoy your weekend and tell us all about it



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EMPRESSAMQ 9/21/2013 3:33AM

    Beautiful picture and images with words. I wish I were going to this festival. Have fun. emoticon

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