Labor Day Weekend Ideas & Plans (Poll)

This is usually considered the official end of summer. The long weekend features barbecues, trips to the lake and, in some places, getting ready for school to start.

For my blog, it’s a departure from the summer food poll. I’ll do some food polls now & then, maybe some other polls too to change it up and let me bring some new creative ideas in here.

How will you celebrate Labor Day Weekend? Feel free to mark more than one answer.

I plan to spend the long weekend with family — starting with my first look at my nephew’s marching band. He’s in high school now and I’m excited to see him marching the field while he plays. I’ve got two nieces going to the game with me! With the weather as incredible as it is here, I think I’m long overdue for taking Marjory’s daughters (my nieces by luck not genetics) for a top-down drive.

I am betting on what some others will be doing. Lots of my friends in the cities — like Mace Thornton (Twitter) and Chuck Zimmerman (Twitter, blog) — will be at the grill. That’s where my sister Leslie plans to be as she hosts a pool party tomorrow (she can work it as you see in the photo!). Some will make the last trip to the lake.

The founding farmers of AgChat Foundation (Twitter & blog) — Jeff Fowle (Twitter & blog), Darin Grimm (Twitter & blog), Mike Haley (Twitter & blog) and Ray Prock (Twitterblog) — will be splitting time between enjoying the holiday with family & friends and farming — doing chores to care for livestock, maybe cutting or baling hay, some maybe harvesting corn if the weather looks good.

They will be joined by many farmers, some of whom joined us this week in Chicago to grow their social media skills. Amazing thing is how much that energy is permeating our entire ag community online! That’s a good thing because an energy boost is needed after spending time blogging, shooting videos, tweeting, etc after a busy day on the farm!

Thanks to everyone who will help produce the food my family enjoys this weekend (and everyday). In return, I plan to teach my city girl niece a bit more about ag — grow that understanding a bit more. What a perfect plan – taking the convertible out for a spin, hanging out with the ones I love and agvocating at the same time! Life is good!

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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13 Responses to Labor Day Weekend Ideas & Plans (Poll)

  1. Shaun Haney September 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    You should have drinking beer on the list. Great post Janice.

    • Janice September 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

      Did you put that in as other???

    • zweberfarms September 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

      I will vote for drinking beer 🙂

      • Janice September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

        I bet Tim’s willing to give you his proxy on things like that! 🙂

  2. jill meisenheimer September 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    Another awesome post Janice!

    Labor Day for us….our community is 4 separate tiny villages-that make up the ‘Northwestern School District’ of course years ago they were all independent little towns! Each still has its own idenity.

    They have been consolidated my entire life-and we farm in all 4 towns, went to school in one, went to Church in one (3 miles apart :-}) So, we attend most things in all of them!

    Each lil Village has ‘their event’ Labor Day weekend for my life time has been celebrated by me and my family and friends at the Scottville IL. Labor day Picnic. They serve fried Chicken and Fish.

    If we are busy that day we still try and get over there for one meal, even if it has to be carry outs. It is the last ‘event’ of our 4 towns. A lot of volunteer hours involved!

    Janice, your buddy Pam Smith’s family are big to volunteer that day for the Scottville Labor Picnic and my BFF Jill C. is a Scottville ite.
    About the only thing in the plans around here but perhaps picking corn!

    • Janice September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks for the compliments Jill! Make sure you tell Pam hey if you come across her and I hope you have the combines stoked and ready to go.

  3. The Wife of a Dairyman September 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    Plus having my 4 year old’s bday party with hamburgers, hotdogs, chocolate milk {and cocktails for the adults}.

    • Janice September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

      Have a great time!

  4. The Wife of a Dairyman September 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    P.S. It was great to meet you in person this past week! After the conference, it sure feels like a great “Ag Team” that is going on and definitely included are the many ‘agvocates’ that were not able to join us at the conference:)

    • Janice September 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

      Agreed! As you know, I was looking for you when that first break hit! We have such an incredible crowd and yet missed the input of folks like Dino. Talking to him on Skype last night I realized how many more people could add so much to the discussion! Can’t wait to keep this going!

  5. SlowMoneyFarm September 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Plans…none! lol The normal mix probably. Feeding critters, working on projects (never-ending list) telling stories and in the last days of summer reminding that winter preparations are needed now. The possible variation – the adrenaline rush from ACFC10 is wearing off so may pay a little more attention to something they call sleep that MPK says is a good thing. lol

  6. Ina Marie Putnam August 30, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Driving though the countryside finding a beautiful place to enjoy


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