I hope at some point I will get better at juggling all the things going on in my life, but oh so sadly, lately my blog has sort of fallen through the cracks.  I’m sorry!

If it’s any consolation, I plan on picking my camera back up this week and getting some decent content for your reading pleasure back in the works.  But until then, how about a little recap?

Last week I was in Charlotte at a conference for work work (what I call my real job).

Uptown Charlotte, NC | Oysters & Pearls

On the way there, while there, and on the way home from there, I knitted up a storm!  I finished up my long Madeline Tosh Honey Cowl and started another short one, which I finished up Sunday night.

Madeline Tosh Honey Cowl with Three Irish Girls Cashmerino in Grace Kelly Colorway | Oysters & Pearls

Madeline Tosh Honey Cowl with Midnight Liberty Wool | Oysters & Pearls

So grateful for this most-relaxing new hobby!  A trip to my yarn dealer at the Fuzzy Goat is in order this week for more supplies/inspiration.  Fellow knitters: find me on Ravelry @ oystersandpurls.  I need friends!

Saturday was our third market day, and Maiden South‘s fourth day open.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and the market was bustling yet again.

Bainbridge Farmers' Market in October | Oysters & Pearls

The Bainbridge Humane Society had our annual Howloween Costume Contest on the Square Saturday, as well.  There was a great turnout, and of course, seeing lots of precious critters in costume is always a good thing.

Bainbridge Humane Society Howloween Costume Contest | Oysters & Pearls

Sunday afternoon, we took a break and took the boat out on the River to test out “our” new trolling motor.

Flint River in October | Oysters & Pearls

Have I told y’all about this?  Sit down, let me tell you a funny.

I had requested a new pair of boots for my birthday from my parents.  All was well and good until my parents told me that they had actually gotten Wheat and me a joint birthday present (read: “we got Wheat a present and we are saying it’s for both of you.”)  October 2nd rolled around, and “we” got a shiny new trolling motor for the Swamp Ship!

My parents are oh so clever! ;)

And generous, of course.  We are so grateful for them, and Wheat loves his we love our new trolling motor!  And luckily for me, I got to get my now Christmas boots a month early. :)

Wheat enjoyed using his fly rod I got him for his birthday in conjunction with the trolling motor and caught a handful of bream while Harold and I napped in the sunshine.

Wheat Fly Fishing for Bream on the Flint River | Oysters & Pearls

Flint River Rat(doodle) | Oysters & Pearls

We came home and made a farm-to-table feast, courtesy of the Bainbridge Farmers’ Market and our local butcher.

Bainbridge Farmers' Market Feast | Oysters & Pearls

We cannot get enough of Mountain Shadow Farm‘s salad greens (arugula and yukina savoy) and radishes.  They make for the BEST salad!  We topped them with a tomato from Willie Williams and balsamic vinegar and olive oil, salt and freshly cracked pepper.  So simple and delicious!  We grilled some yellow squash from Harvest Moon, had a slice of Peace Valley Bakery jalapeño cheese bread, and a side of spicy corn salad (spicy corn salad recipe here – do not miss it!) with the same tomatoes from Willie Williams and corn from Harvest Moon.  The rib eyes are from Jones Country Meats.  Rest assured that I actually ate maybe 1/4 of that beast.

The wine is out of a black box.  Because nobody’s perfect.

Until Next Time

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