1. Pittsville High School most likely has the only cranberry science class in the world and during the harvest they host tours of a local cranberry marsh and food processing plant to show the whole story of the cranberry.

    It was a pretty great way to start the day.

     
  2. Shot some Saturday football for the first time this year. It was fun.

     
  3. Erik Mock of Port Edwards, left, and Chase Baumgart of Oostburg, 8, right, watch as the Wisconsin State Firefighters Annual Final Alarm Procession goes down Second Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

     
  4. Sticker buds and silly kids. International Walk to School Day at Washington Elementary School in Marshfield.

     
  5. Nekoosa’s Giant Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Here’s a video of the 1300-pound pumpkin drop: http://wrtnews.co/1rRRcd7

     
  6. It’s fall and there are cows.

     
  7. For some reason my personal goal for the year is to see how many times I can get llamas into the newspaper. So far, I’m at three.

     
  8. This house had 29 cats in it.

     
  9. Having fun with reflections at the Central Wisconsin Horse Sale.

     
  10. Ashlyn Beels of Spencer, 10, plays on the monkey bars during a Rural Virtual Academy outing at Griese Park in Marshfield, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The Rural Virtual Academy is a public charter school based out of Medford for families to school their children from home.

     
  11. Wisconsin Rapids’ Dayna Schultz grows exhausted and takes a breather during the Marshfield Invitational cross country meet at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

     
  12. Last week I went to the fair, saw giant trees uprooted by wind, watched doctors take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, hung out with Chinese buyers as they toured a cranberry marsh, and talked to the football team as their game was cancelled due to weather and realized the “little kids” I used to work with at my old summer job are now seniors in high school.

    It was a good week.