a friend of ours mentioned this historical farm about 30 minutes away from the city. we checked it out a few weekends ago and found some farm animals, pony rides, old tractors, and pumpkins. these pumpkins weren't exactly the best-in-show like the perfectly round bright orange ones you'd find in the hudson valley or something but they made the perfect little seats.
and, on our way home, i spotted a monarch butterfly weaving in and out of traffic on the bruckner boulevard. perhaps following us home from the farm to brooklyn.
apparently, their migration to central Mexico takes them through our lovely city!