Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday was Pumpkin Day here in central Ohio - the day that we made our annual pilgrimage to our favorite local pumpkin farm and loaded up on pumpkins.
It was almost the perfect day for it - full sun, blue skies, and a temperature near 80.
The sort of day that allows us to take a deep breath and muddle through Ohio's many, MANY cold and gloomy days without losing our minds.
Judging from what we saw on the ground, it seems to have been a very good year for growing pumpkins.
Here's part of the crop that we had the honor of choosing from:
Those are so-called Cinderella Pumpkins in the foreground.
They also had a good selection of what they were calling Ghost Pumpkins:
And a few gourds, too:
The less than perfect bi-color pumpkins were discreetly displayed behind the main tents:
Pumpkins gone bad were broken up and tossed back into the field in full view of all the others:
We ended up selecting four good ones to bring home with us.
The biggest weighed more than 32 pounds.
I don't think I weighed that much until I was 5 years old.
Now I'm not sure if I should display it out front or register it for kindergarten....
Posted by DJ at 12:10 AM