We celebrated Halloween with our community of neighbors and children and parents from our Waldorf homeschool cooperative. A longstanding Halloween tradition in this community is to gather for a “Gross Foods Potluck”. So people come bearing dishes with names like “Brains”, “Maggots and Wood Chips”, “Porcupines in a Blood Bath”, and “Coconut Frog Eggs”. But since this community really knows how to cook, it’s really a collection of delicious, organic, whole food dishes. Our contribution was “Bunny in a Blender”, which was Ella’s brainchild.
Ella had been excited for months to be a scary dragon, so I used my limited sewing skills to whip up her costume, and thankfully, at the last minute, Everett decided he’d be pretty excited to be a pony, so we were able to re-use the Pinto Horse costume from last year and the year before.
Since I spent the evening close to my Pinto Horse, I was the Homestead Cowgirl, and our good friend Alexis joined us in the fun.
We gathered for some apple bobbing, a costume parade, the potluck, and a story. I told a sweet story called The Naughty Hobgoblin, which I found here. Then we Trick or Treated at the barn, the front door, and across the street at our neighbors. The kids were overjoyed to have a branch of Autumn Olives, a little ball of trail mix, and a few peanut butter-M&M cookies. Super simple, sweet, and easy.
I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!
Patty Campbell says
Hello wonderful people. Beth told me about your fun Halloween, ending up at Dan and Dana’ s. Thanks for posting pictures of the costumes. You all look great. Many thanks also for keeping me up to date as your house progresses. I really enjoyed getting to know you folks better. My favourite memory was lazily drifting around in the pond, listening to everyone’s conversations, enjoying the lush surroundings and last but not least, cooling off. I was so impressed with your outdoor kitchen complete with running water! I hope Brian’s foot is mending nicely and your home will be ready for winter. Please tell Ella that “bunny in a blender” sounds icky but I’m sure it was delicious. Love, peace and good fortune to all of you.
Teri Page says
Hi Patty! Good to hear from you!
We are doing well and the house is coming along nicely. We have benefited greatly from Beth’s skills and organization as we scrambled to get inside before the cold weather hit!
We hope to see you again soon!