Pumpkin dreaming

Yet again (!) another week has come and gone.  Another grey and wet one.  Yesterday we got 6 of our old girls off to the butcher and on the way home we stopped and had a visit with our friends at Bridge Farm in Dresden.  They were in the process of baking in their outdoor bake oven and we stayed to watch the process, as well as to leave with some beautiful “everything” bagels.

Our giant pumpkin plant comes home

Today we went into town to get our Giant Pumpkin plant to grow for the Damariscotta Pumpkin Fest which will take place in October.  All the men in the house are planning great things and monster pumpkins!  John, Sawyer and I went over to pick up our little pumpkin plant, which comes from a pumpkin that weighed 1,129 lbs last year.  Wow.  We are going to plant that in front of the house where we get the most sun and the vines can just go wild across the septic field if they want.  I love dreaming about the garden at this time of year.  It’s almost the end of May and we are still having temperatures in the 40s and 50s.  Yikes.  I have a feeling that we are going to get slammed right between the eyes with hot weather and skip spring altogether.  And I pledge not to complain about dry warmness!

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