If you're an outdoors enthusiast, October in Wisconsin is a ripe fruit to be plucked and savored for 31 days.
It's harvest time and our hunter-gatherer genes have an abundance of opportunity to express themselves. If your interests trend toward hiking, biking and boating, the weather and fall colors help make it prime time for those activities, too.
More than a few friends would like to make October a national holiday.
A perverse version of that dream unfolded Tuesday as Congress failed to pass a budget extension.