The trailer full of pumpkins was a hit at church today and I will replenish some of the favorites the next time I go to town. The youth group will be going on a mission trip next summer and I’ve heard several locations mentioned. I ordered the seed last January before any of the heirloom varieties were sold out. Rick tilled the two big gardens and since he was not able to work in the garden this summer, I took over both plots with the exception of a few peas and tomatoes and planted hill after hill of pumpkins and fancy gourds. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t kill myself weeding them – what the vines produced without any attention from me was what it was going to be. Period. And wow! The vines really produced – people have asked what I did and actually I didn’t do much of anything except buy really good seed. And we had really nice rains throughout the summer.
Would you like me to list the varieties? I will if anyone is interested.
I would also like to address the many suggestions of having a puzzle made. If you want to have a puzzle made for your own personal enjoyment, write to me and I will give you written permission for one puzzle. After some research, I found that each puzzle would cost around $35.00 plus shipping and handling. Everything costs so much!
Wow! Wasn’t that a Bullseye show? Makes me want to start another one – how about you? Thank you, MOE! I loved it!
October 1 is right around the corner – I’ll be drawing a Dirty Dozen number as well as a color of the month – choose one or the other or both?
Many of you have asked how I’m feeling and I wouldn’t offer this unless I was asked. My cough is still sometimes so violent I gag. By evening my neck, jaw and head all hurt probably from coughing. I’m pretty tired and many days need a nap after dinner but I’m retired so I guess it’s ok. I told Rick just this morning that I’m so tired of not feeling 100%.
Our nighttime temps are heading down by freezing this week which means the plants have to be brought in or covered. Ugh. Tomorrow a carpenter is coming to put new screen on the porch. This is what I did this afternoon west of the barn where I think the hawk or owl is getting my chickens. Maybe those rippling strips will keep the predator away or maybe it will keep the chickens from going out there. Anything is worth a try.
More pictures, fewer words tonight.