Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day Weekend!

 Went to Madison, WI.  this weekend for University of Northern Iowa  vs  Wisconsin home opener and the Farmers Market.  The folks of Wisconsin got it right about Governor Scott Walker

Thanks to Scott Walker and his Fitzwalkerstan Cult, there were stronger turnouts for Labor Day celebrations than recent years and the power of the Worker and unions could not be stronger. 

And they've got it right about Mitt and their native son, Ryan.

  The Romney-Ryan plan would raise taxes on middle-class families with children by more than $2,000 a year. Their plan would raise taxes on 95 percent of Americans to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest 5 percent. The Ryan-Romney plan would give every millionaire a new $265,000 tax cut on top of the Bush tax cuts.
 Susie takes a stroll past one of her favorite venders at the farmers market.

  The Flower Factory is a really great nursery, near Stoughton, south of Madison. They have demonstration gardens, and a very extensive variety of hostas and daylilies, as well as other perennials and unique rock and train gardens.
Marty at another one of our favorites is this Apple  vender from
The Weston Antique Apples has focused on smaller quantities of a larger variety of rare apples.  This is just a fantastic, small, specialty apple orchard; they have a truly amazing selection of heirloom apples. 
Two of our favorites are the Strawberry Chenango, which was named for Chenango Valley in New York. That was about 1890-something, maybe early 1900s. It has the flavor and fragrance of roses. It's very difficult to pick this apple. We have to use gloves because the skin is so tender. It's excellent for apple sauce, as well. A lot of people use those in place of flowers on tables to give fragrance to a room."and  the Pink Pearl which was introduced in 1944 by the California plant breeder. Rich flavored with bright-pink flesh, the skin is cream and pale-green with a light crimson cheek. Pink Pearl is a wonderful table apple and also makes a beautiful pink applesauce.   The orchard offers an amazing variety of the most hard to find apples for eating, cellaring and cooking.  

After the market we walked to the Union South.

 At every Badger Bash, you can enjoy great food, live music, a UW Marching Band performance, Bucky Badger and games for the whole family!
just steps away from Camp Randall Stadium    

Don’t miss the fun!
 Speaking of FUN...

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