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 
encouragement!

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!