Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkins galore!

Pumpkins are my favorite fall crop. Last year we finally had a successful pumpkin harvest, which made me happy to the point of tears. This year the harvest was even better. 

We grew four different varieties- Cinderella (deep orange), Jarrahdale (blue), traditional Jack-O-Lantern, and an Amish pie pumpkin. Farmer John planted them under black plastic mulch, which may have contributed to the bountiful harvest.

We also grew some little gourds and Butternut squash. Both did very well. We sold a lot of the gourds at market, and Farmer John's Mom cooks some tasty squash. 

This little guy wanted to haggle over pumpkin prices. Farmer John gave him a good deal, and the kid walked his bike home with a bagged pumpkin hanging off the handlebar. 


Of all the parts of growing pumpkins, the harvest is my favorite. However, my second favorite will come soon - eating them!


  1. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
    The greatest!

  2. What a fab blog! Beautiful pumpkins, beautiful farmers...each photo is like a portrait. Enjoy your bountiful harvest. Thanks.

  3. I love your "Goulish" nail polish! Will try to have some for Halloween in SF.

  4. Hey, Farmer John...I LOVE your pick-up truck! Handy for everything. Thanks for the good pictures of it.

  5. Lorraine in WisconsinOctober 25, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Grandpa T would be so proud of you and your pumpkins!

  6. My goodness, Mollie! It's a good thing you go to those Boot Camp sessions at your gym. Lifting that pumpkin takes some muscle!!

  7. Does pumpkin pie ship well to Wisconsin?


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