IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN IT’S TIME TO SWAP OUT THE FALL FLOWER AND ADD MY PUMPKIN HAUL TO THE MIX. AFTER A FROST THE FLOWERS DIDN’T LOOK SO GOOD SO OFF TO THE FARMERS MARKET I WENT!
I was out of town for two weeks and when I came home my fall flowers had been subjected to a major pruning and looked horrible. I asked my kids what happened to them and they said the deer had been feeding on them. Why in the world are the deer eating on my flowers now? They’ve left them alone all summer long but now they decide to eat them? All around me corn is standing in the fields and I’d think that would be a better dinner choice.
I decided it was time to pull them all out, but before I could even get to them the frost did a number on them. I was so surprise to get a frost this early and with the deer feeding so close to the house it makes me think we’re going to have a hard winter. So with my landscaping looking a mess I headed off to the farmers market to rectify the problem. I’ve found pumpkins are cheaper from local growers, and I’d rather support them anyway so I loaded a few boxes with fancy pumpkins a few pie pumpkins and headed for home.
I sure didn’t come home with many pumpkins but I’d spent $80 and that was my limit. I tried growing what I’d need this year in my garden but the only ones that produced were the white baby boos. I am going to try again next year and plant them in a different spot. If I only get a few it’s still worth it. I can’t believe how much they can charge for a pumpkin.
I loaded them all up into my vintage red wagon and pulled them around pack to the fire pit area where I plan to use them. I did manage to get outside in the freezing temps, 45, yesterday and put them where I wanted. Come back later in the week to see how I transformed the fire pit planters with my pumpkin haul.