Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin Day

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....


  1. Isn't smashing pumpkins banned by Ohio Right To Life laws?

  2. Ooooo! I love the Cinderella pumpkins! I don't recall seeing those around here. On the other hand, we have lots of teeny weeny punkins that get goofy faces painted on them, and displayed on office desk. This does make me a tad sad, though... we have a HUGE pumpkin field in our local area, and no doubt due to some salivatin' developers, who've dug up part of a large wetland, to put in... a SHOPPING CENTER! I wish I was kidding.

  3. OK, sorry, that last paragraph is just one example of why I don't note no mo... please mentally amend this to read "...and displayed on AN office desk."

    And the local pumpkin field didn't get planted because of the development. Come to think of it, neither did the cornfield. That's how they are around here, in one of the most fertile areas of the country (due to high nutrient mineral value of long ago lava flows) that have nearly all been paved over, by former farmers looking to avoid higher taxes charged on their nice flat warehouse-potential land.

    By the way, the last captcha was condican! This reminds me of an spooky tale I once posted.

    Anyway, please be so kind as to overlook any more terrible typos and lame lapses.