Episode 13

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18th Oct 2021

Basse's Taste of Country w/Shanna Martin

We took a stroll to Basse's Taste of Country in Colgate, this weekend. Shanna and I took our girls to go experience the farm activities and pick up a few pumpkins. It was a fun little adventure that was a lot more popular than we were expecting, but we never felt crowded. There were so many activities and everything was clean and well-kept.

https://www.bassesfarms.com/

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com. It was shorter if I took the minutes portion out of it. And with that 15 minutes on Basse's country farm here on 15 minutes with fuzz.

Man, we just got done at the pumpkin farm and boy is my arm tired.

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When we lived in Dodge County for a few years, we'd go to Waldvogels, and uh, we've been all over the place. We've been to a number of different things. And this week, we went to one that we've never been to before, which is in the southwest corner of Washington County. It might be in Waukesha County. I'm not totally positive where the county line is.

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Yeah. It's just so

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Uh, it's Basse's. Basse's Like, bossy like a,

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And we just started kind of like, we said, we're going to go to

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Uh, speaking of that, total side note, I'm going to a work trip soon, and we're taking clients out. Um, And the client requested, I asked where they wanted to go, and they gave me the name of this restaurant in Louisville called Pat's. And I'm like, okay, fine, we can go there, that's cool. How many people are going?

And they're like, 12 to 15. Okay. Um, And then he called me back, he's like, just so you know, also, they don't take credit card. Uh, but now I, I went, I called them and they actually do take credit card, but apparently up until like two years ago, they did not take credit card. So I was going to have to ask my CFO to give me a blank check so I could pay for dinner.

Uh, but anyway. Basse's is cashless. So if you're going, bring a card.

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There was so many people there, which was cool. No, it didn't. It didn't. Just so many. So many things.

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They're very tech forward. I downloaded them to my Apple wallet and was able to just show the four tickets on my iPhone. And then they give you a wristband and also stamp your hand with an invisible ink, which is pretty cool. Which everyone was excited about. I was like, Hey, it's like, Hey, did that work?

months old. Nice. So:

. , uh, during the week, it's:

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This doesn't feel not farmy, but it feels very retail and put together well. Like it's very

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It is a farm.

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But it's also very clean and very spread out for the thousands of people that were there. It didn't feel like it.

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And a little passport and she was, you know, marking off things as we were going. Even though it was kind of a muddy day, like the corn maze was clean and picked up and didn't feel there was, you know, there wasn't,

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Um, cause it's a little bit, it's the,

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There's like a whodunit kind of murder mystery and another one, I forget what it's about, but we did the whodunit one.

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And there's kind of like a cool truck that you could chalk draw on. So we were doing all kinds of fun little chalk drawings inside and outside. Um, there's so many just,

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Was it chalk? It

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Billion different places that you can go take cutesy little fall pictures too. It was like, Oh, posed by the flowers, posed by the pumpkins, posed by all of these different things. And, um, they have a giant

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I don't know, a dozen times.

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It would, I would be too big for it, but it kind of reminds me of the playhouses at McDonald's where there's like a maze that you crawl up through like tubes and things like that. You take off your shoes, you crawl in through the front, and then you go up, and then down, and there's apparently just a maze that you crawl through, and our youngest loved that, and She spent a lot of time in it.

There are a few things that you have to pay extra for if you want to do, I know one of them is the Pony rinds, which was a point of contention. Uh, and the only reason we didn't do it was because to go back to the line to pick us, it's cashless, so you have to have a ticket. So if you want to do that, buy it up front, but you can't buy it online.

You have to buy it

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Yeah. And then there was negotiating.

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47 cents

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And so

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Any pumpkin you want.

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She's like, that's my pumpkin. Yeah. Even the, the crossing.

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Yeah, you thought

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There's not really a way for you to like, go get your pumpkin, uh, like, buy your pumpkins, go drive up to the front, and grab them, at least we didn't. And that's why they have

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You'd have to wagon, yeah.

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Um, And they also have the, the, like, country market kind of thing that we did not go into, but you can just go to that part where you can pick pumpkins and go buy all kinds of, like, goodies inside of there, too.

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It's, it's cool. If you haven't been there, it's fun. And I, I'm, we'll probably end up going back again some other day.

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And we'll talk to you again next Monday, right here on Fifteen Minutes with Fuzz.

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