Squash & Pumpkin Harvest
September 19, 2012, 10:20 pm
Filed under: September 2012

First load, headed for market

                                                 September 19, 2012

     We got the first load of squash and pumpkins out of the field and off to market. This is the bulk of our butternut squash and most of the pie pumpkins. Tonight we gathered in the last of those and accumulated one more bin of each.

     We also starting bringing in the jack-o-lantern pumpkins. We got five bins, enough to fill the trailer again. We are 2/3rds done. We worked tonight until after dark, trying to get the harvest in before the forecasted weekend rains make the harvest stop.

     I write this blog tonight through weary eyes. Last Saturday we finished planting the speltz. Sunday we made preparations for getting the pig barn addition underway. Monday and Tuesday we worked long days getting the barn built. In the spare daylight hours we started gathering in the squash and pumpkins.

     Today was spent delivering the load in the picture, then loading it all back up again. Oh yea, somewhere in the middle, I helped my youngest son for a few hours on a building project of his. I guess it’s safe to say …. “Pumpkin …. I’m squashed!” 😮


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Hope today was a little better!

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