Friday, October 30, 2009

Our Little Pumpkin

'Tis the season for punkins!

These photos are from earlier this month, but thought you might like to see them today, this day before the big pumpkin day!

We didn't carve any pumpkins yet this year, but since we have our own cute little pumpkin to admire, so I'm not too heartbroken over it.

Happy Halloween!!!

Here is the original post that was to go with these photos:

Fall brings a blend of emotions. We sadly say goodbye to Saturday afternoons on the beach, weekend camping trips, the smell of burgers on the grill, ice cold beer on a hot summer day, and the freshest garden produce around. It is sad to see the tomato vines wither, to see the peas and beans grow tough and chewy. As much as I will miss the summer garden, fall brings a sense of relief at the same time. It recently froze here in Wisconsin, which means I don't need to worry about getting everything picked from the garden. It means more soups, stews, and spiced desserts and fewer garden-fresh salads and just-picked fruits.

Along with the busy-ness of harvest time on the farm, fall also brings some of my favorite hearty vegetables... squash, pumpkins, potatoes, parsnips. Gavin and I went out and picked the pumpkins, cucumbers, and watermelon before they froze. We also picked up as many groundcherries as we could before it got too dark to see. He loves to be outside. He didn't care that it was cold out and getting dark and he was plopped down right there in the middle of the pumpkin patch by himself while I hurried to gather everything we could save. He played happily with the little watermelons and pumpkins until I scooped him up and hauled him and our plentiful bounty up to the house for the night.

He's our happy little pumpkin.


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