Thursday, October 3, 2013

Preparing for Speckled Hens

This year I am selling my pumpkins at the Three Speckled Hens Antique Show.
 It takes place at the Paso Robles fairground this weekend, October 5th and 6th.
 So right now I am tagging, tagging , tagging and packing, packing, packing
 lots of wonderful pumpkins .   Here's a sample of what I will be
 bringing to the show.

I am in booth #202 .  Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pink Pumpkin Project

You are probably wondering why this post is called
 Pink Pumpkin Project when it is quite obvious
it is not pink, but white.  Well, the deal is, we did
 grow pink pumpkins this year  but we were
not sure whether or not they would thrive
 and actually produce pumpkins.  We really
 wanted to have some type of pumpkin to promote
breast cancer awareness  month in October.
 so we decided to hedge our bets a bit and
engrave some of the little white squash
growing right next to the pink pumpkins
with encouraging messages.

This little guy says "pink" not because he is pink, but to 
promote "thinking pink" in October.

First day of harvest- hopefully  a box full of 

P.S. The pink pumpkins did grow!(more on those later)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Engraving Some Giants

This is a first for me- engraving Atlantic Giant pumpkins!
My friend Lisa Abeloe has a pumpkin patch down in Los
Alamos where it gets nice and hot (the giants like that).
She invited me to come down and try my hand at 
engraving some of  these big pumpkins.  When they
are mature the smaller ones may weigh in at 30 pounds 
or so but the larger ones might top 100 pounds.  I
learned to keep the size of my design appropriate to
the size of the pumpkin.  You don't want to end up
with a tiny little word on an enormous pumpkin.

It is hard to tell in the photo, but this pumpkin is already 
the size of a beach ball, and still growing.

 This giant will be going to the Three Speckled Hens 
Antique Show up at the Paso Robles Fair Grounds. 
Show dates are October 5th and 6th and I will be there 
with a booth selling engraved pumpkins of all sizes!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Preparing for Remnants Show

The countdown has begun!   Only days left to pack 
pack up all the little pumpkins and squashes.

I am using lots of cardboard boxes that the hubby 
ran down for me (Thanks Craiger!)  Also packing 
them in straw to protect them as much as possible 
(think itchy and scratchy).

I have great support from my Supervisor Rascal!

Back to packing...Hope to see you Friday October 19 or 
Saturday October 20 or maybe both days?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Harvest Update

Just wanted to post a few pictures of the

 pumpkins as they come in from the field

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Early Harvest

I always like to post the first pumpkins harvested.
This year the pumpkins that are maturing the earliest
seem to be the white variety.  This is three weeks
 earlier than last year's first harvest.  Don't know why,
they were only planted a week earlier than last year.
One of the many mysteries of farming...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Writing on Pumpkins-Inconceivable!

We watch a lot of movies at our house and as a result movie quotes 
show up  frequently in our  conversations.  I thought it might be
fun to engrave a  few of our favorites on pumpkins this season.
One of our all time favorite movies is The Princess Bride and
it offers a plethora of worthwhile quotes:

Sometimes my brain gets a little fried out in the patch-
I had forgotten the word "me' in the quote and
had to squeeze it in later.

And who could ever forget Dorothy's famous line
from 'The Wizard of Oz'?