Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A New Month

Happy September!

August went by so fast... as did the rest of the summer. I am so sad to say summer is pretty much over and so happy to say fall has arrived! The weather makes it seem like summer, but the days are becoming shorter and soon winter will be upon us. Winter is a whole other story, but anyway Happy September!
Regular pumpkin, still looks pretty big!


Speaking of fall, this year we are growing Big Max pumpkins they are coming along quite well. The only problem is they grow to be 300 pounds...how are we to get them out of the garden? LOL! We will think of something when the time comes. We are also growing Broom Corn and Indian Corn which are types of ornamental corn. Along with gourds and regular pumpkins. 

With all these beautiful things you can make a cute little display like this
 

17 comments:

Teresa said...

My pumpkins aren't doing very well. I'm still getting some starting, but I'm not sure how they'll finish. Yours looks good.

Leigh said...

Neat blog! What are you going to do with those gigantic pumpkins?

The Chicken Keepers said...

????? Decorate

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Love the images of fall! Just wanted you to know (couldn't find your email address) that you've been featured over at my Welcome Wagon!
Brenda http://cozylittlehouse.com

MountainWoman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm growing giant pumpkins too and I think we'll lift them with the forks on our tractor. It's my first time growing giants.

I love your blog!

Genie Robinson said...

Read about your blog over at Brenda’s Cozy Little Cottage. Love your pumpkins. We grew Big Max pumpkins one year and got one so big around we could not pick it up...good luck! They are really neat pumpkins.

Hugs,
Genie@buttonsforbaga

Grandpa said...

Hi, I'm v lucky to have discovered your blog, and decided to join the flock!

I have worked in the city all my life and on retirement became a farmer. Just started blogging to tell my farm stories.

You are doing very well with your vegies

I do not have racoons at my farm but wild boars and monkeys - just as irritating

AshTreeCottage said...

Hello Chicken Keepers! Brenda from Cozy Little House sent me over to welcome you. My neighbor has 4 chickens and I have come to love them. I envy you being able to live on a hobby farm. What a joy that must be! I have joined your flock. Stop by and visit my post today. It's all about my neighbors precious chickens!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Melodie said...

I can't wait to see just how big your pumpkins get!

Becca's Dirt said...

I just popped in from Cozy Little House. Lovely blog. Love the decorations on the porch. Monster of a pumpkin.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello! Nice to 'meet' you. I've discovered your blog through Brenda at Cozy Little House and I'm glad I stopped by as you have a wonderful little blog here! I planted pumpkins for the first time this year...in fact I haven't had a vegetable garden for about 10 years. The bugs got to the before I realized the damage they could do so I lost them and my squash just after they started producing nicely. Next year I'll know what to do about that and get at it right away. I did manage to save a few of the mini white pumpkins though so I'll have a few of those to decorate with thank heavens. We also have chickens...right now we've got 25 with two roosters. Most are 5 month old Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorp with one 2 year old Barred Rock and 3 old Rhode Island Reds. The old ones lay here and there but the young ones are just starting to lay so we're getting approx 6-10 very small eggs a day. That will improve this month. I love my chickens! Anyway...I just wanted to stop by and say hello...I hope you'll drop over for a visit when you find time between farm chores ;). Have a great day and weekend....Maura :)

Technodoll said...

Beautiful pics, your home looks so inviting! as for the pumpkins... just let the chickens loose in the patch, they'll take care of everything! :-D

The Chicken Keepers said...

Thanks all, for visiting the blog and becoming a follower.

Knatolee said...

GORGEOUS pumpkin. I didn't get my pumpkins planted this year and it's killing me!

Chicken Wrangler said...

Great porch decor!

Callie said...

Love that pumpkin and the Fall decorating that you have done. Thank you for the ideas. When I find the Fall/Halloween boxes I'm going to haul stuff out and put it up and enjoy. And I love the big old window with the cut glass decorative top and beautiful trim!

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Love your porch..Huge pumpkin, We didn't plant any this year.. maybe next year.. Have sunflowers that are gigantic however..Good bird treats for winter... nice blog pictures.I popped over while blog surfing. Joined your followers list. Drop by Blue sky Farm and say hello!