"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Plant Camp Monday's

We are heading into one of my favorite holidays this month. Thanksgiving with family and friends. Lots of food and wonderful smells from the kitchen. My favorite is those orange dishes, pumpkin pie and candy yams. But lets talk about those pumpkins. I have a couple on my porch. I don't get into the spooky holiday and carve them but I do love the Autumn Harvest and leave them whole. They make a great decoration until I'm ready to open them up and roast the seeds, can even cook up the pumpkin too.

Heres a pic of some pears I picked and the pumpkins in the background.

I didn't grow pumpkins this year but planning on next season. Sis and I for the last couple of years have a pumpkin growing contest. See who grows the biggest pumpkin. Her idea the first year, I won, she forgot to plant the seeds. Last year she won, I forgot to plant my pumpkin seeds and this year nobody won we both forgot to plant. But wait tell next year : )

Heres some pic's from the pumpkins over at the old homestead.

The grandkiddies love the seeds roasted and my sister loves to make pumpkin bread. I like it all , the orange colors in the Autumn from all those pumpkin patches to the stacks of pumpkins at the grocery stores.

Heres a cute little pumpkin that we seen at Powells Gardens , a botanical garden that we live close by. We went on their pumpkin walk a week or so ago and seen all the artistic carved pumpkins all lit up. No spooky stuff just a nice walk in the dark.

This is a baby pumpkin thats potty trained.

So what do you do with your pumpkins after the spooky holiday?

Thanks for stopping by the camp , cool weather setting and we may have to light up the campfire. See ya next week.

tc linda


  1. That's so cute, the potty trained pumpkin. When I taught school I used construction paper to make the jack-o-lantern face. Then for Thanksgiving I made it into a turkey, using the pumpkin for the body. Sometimes it would last until Christmas to become a Santa Claus face. And on particularly good years it would become a snowman in January. - Margy

  2. Kids carved pumpkins at friends this year, so my one sole large pumpkin will continue to greet guests at the front door. I had two large ones, but one rotted, so it became part of the compost pile. My baby pumpkins that are now decorating the house will be eventually cooked one by one for breads, desserts and even some savory dishes.

    Linda, thanks for thinking of me for the seed company. It would be my pleasure and honor to be featured. I would also love to place an order with them for my spring seed needs. Hope to do some major planning on paper soon, as I hope to add more flowers to the veggie garden. Need more color out there.

    Have a great week enjoying the glories of fall. Lorie

  3. Love the pooty chair pumpkin. I planted some this year and got nothing!


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