Pumpkin harvest is chugging along here. I love to watch the steady flow of farmhands buzzing about on our property and beyond.
Pumpkins have the pleasure of bringing a smile to everyone they meet. Who doesn't love a pumpkin?
As the autumn weather sets in and the air begins to frost, so does the foliage on the plants. It's actually quite nice when that occurs because it makes harvesting that much easier. No searching around through the leaves for each pumpkin. The farmhands come through with big clippers and clip the stem away from the plant. The stems can be quite prickly and tough.
The pumpkins are gathered up and placed in big bins to be transported by tractor to Byron's farm across the way where they will be sold.
Happy harvest, pumpkins. Happy harvest, you. And may every pumpkin bring a smile.
I'm blowing a kiss to Donna Bradley in Texas for the lovely letter. Bless your son for his service to our country.
A friend of a friend is facing some challenges. The Spokane community is rallying and you can help too. Click here to learn more about the upcoming tag sale that is being held to raise money for her and her mom's care. If you're in the Spokane, WA area, you can donate any goods for the tag sale or make plans to shop at the sale coming up in November. Click here for more details.
Image by Samantha Cabrera