The Great Pumpkin


Every time I see pumpkins when we are out and about I get even more excited to plan a pumpkin patch for next Spring. I have already decided I will keep the vegetable garden small and really focus on a proper pumpkin patch. I’m going to try and grow as many varieties as I can, and see what does best. I have started ordering seed catalogs, but would love to know if there a company you love?

garden report Sept/Oct






Here are some photos of garden harvest from September and October. Tomatoes are still abundant, I am thinking five plants was a bit much as I keep having to give away buckets full. I know I could can some sauce, but I don’t really have a day (or experience) to dedicate to it right now. The pumpkins are doing well, I had some new ones start growing at the beginning of October, so I keep on checking on those fellas each day. The sunflowers have all been picked over by the birds, but the flowers still look so pretty in their withered state. We only grew one tiny watermelon. It was adorable, and smelled great when we cut it open. But as you can see it was mostly filled with seeds. All in all I’d say I am still very happy with my little garden.

Thrift


Just a few bits of treasure that I found at the thrifts in the last couple of months. I haven’t seen a lot of great Halloween stuff like in past years, but every now and again there is a great Halloween find! I love vintage Halloween treat buckets, these beauties were only 50¢ each! Such a steal! The pile of cute kids books as the top were also a great deal $1 for the lot.

Apple Picking




We kicked off October with some apple picking at one of our favorite places, Baughers in Westminster MD. We brought along one of B’s friends because now that his brother is away at college living the adult life B is suddenly an only child. It’s still kind of strange! Baughers is where we normally go strawberry picking in the Summer but we missed it this year. In the past we’ve even come for pick your own peaches, strawberries, and pumpkins. Just something so enjoyable about “picking your own”. The day was very warm and sunny which made it perfect for their amazing apple cider slushies. I’m not a huge fan of apple juice or cider generally, but in a slushy form I love it, go figure. Now if we could add a few more weekends to the month of October…I want to do ALL the Fall things!!