Thursday, April 29, 2010

Antlers and Decorating

In Beauty and the Beast, the Disney movie, there is a song about the man Gaston with these words:

No one shoots like Gaston
Makes those beauts like Gaston
Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston.
"I use antlers in all of my decorating!"
Say it again
Who's a man among men?
And then say it once more
Who's the hero next door? 
Who's a super success? 
Don't you know? Can't you guess?
As his fans and his five hangers-on
There's just one guy in town who's got all of it down
And his name is Gaston!

Now it seems to me that there are quite a few similarities between Farmer Fred and Gaston. Like Gaston, Farmer Fred loves to shoot and wear boots. He has had success and fans and has five hangers on. Count them: wife, two daughters, two sons. Total five.
I believe if left on his own, Farmer Fred might use antlers in all of his decorating, too. I know last Christmas these white tail deer sheds were laced with fresh spruce branches and really captured the spirit of the season in GriggsDakota.
Farmer Fred has his own special way of collecting these antlers.
He finds them in his tractor tires.
This one appears to have just pierced the tread before he noticed it and may not have ruined the tire. Lucky this time.
So he pulls it out.
And believes the tire is OK.
Just like Gaston, Farmer Fred is quite a decorator.


  1. Farmer Fred and Georgia O'Keefe. Who knew? This is very funny.

  2. Only Farmer Fred would see antlers as the spirit of the Christmas season! haha