Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pumpkins & Football

Hello! I havent been up to anything super crafty, just the crayons, pumpkins, football, gymnastics... I've developed a love/hate relationship with the pumpkins. I love pumpkins, and the thought of having a field full come October. But man they are a lot of work! Lets take a look. We will definitely have quite a few gourds.

I dont know what kind of squash/gourd this is. We didnt plant it, but I am pretty sure that I picked out a green pumpkin last Halloween, so maybe it came from that? (We toss our fruit/veggie scraps out where we grow our garden). There are two of these.

Jack Be Little. This guy looks a little lopsided.

These are Lil Pump-ke-Mon. We will have quite a few of these!

Jack O Lantern. Sadly, I dont think we will have many of these, and obviously these would be the bread-winners. We are having major issues with Squash Vine Borers. This guy had several holes in it. :( Does anyone know what we can try to rid ourselves of these now that they are here, and to save what pumpkins are still developing?

Another Lil Pump-ke-Mon.

Big Max! These guys can get up to 100 lbs!

One of a pumpkin farmers favorite bugs! Ladybugs! These things love aphids which is good, because we have aphids, too. Joy. I have actually found a lot of ladybugs and there larvae out there.

Here is another Big Max. It's growing pretty fast.

This is a Cinderella Pumpkin. It's growing pretty fast, too. These pumpkins have definitely been an experience. Even if we arent super successful this year, we are learning, and hopefully, if we do it again next year, we will be even more successful.

The other thing keeping us pretty busy, is football! This is Blake's 2nd season playing and he really loves it. He did soccer for 4 years, and it's a little sad to not be out at the soccer field, but I think football may be more his sport than soccer. He's #27.

Go Jr. Cowboys!
Can you believe school is starting aleady? This summer has flown by. Anyway, have a good one!


Kim's Treasures said...

I LOVE all the different varieties of pumpkins and gourds you're growing! They look great! I've never had those boarer bugs before. I wish we could have a huge patch! I hear we have 16 jack-0'lantern pumpkins back home. I get to see them on Saturday. I will take pics!

Good luck with all the fall football and activities!


Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Wendy. Sorry I haven't gotten by sooner. Things seem out of control or/and depressed right now. It must be so frustrating to spend all that time gardening only to see some ole' bug or disease get out of control. But they look really cute in the pics. My grandson's playing football too and my granddaughter is cheering. I wish I could go to a game but alas they're in NY. Ya'll have a fun weekend and stay hydrated!!!


Susanna Originals said...

Glad I stumbled upon your blog - loved the pictures of all your pumpkins and gourds. The "mystery" gourd sure looks like a cantelope to me!
Greetings from Prince Edward Island.


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