Monday, June 23, 2008

Pumpkins, Zucchini & Watermelons (oh my!)

We planted and planted and planted all weekend long! We planted many varieties of pumpkins (big ones, small ones, blue ones, white ones, Jack-O-Lanterns, Bitty Boos, Small Sugar, & more), zucchini, watermelons (Small Sugar). You can see those rows in this picture! The girls look like they are helping but really, they are looking for frogs!

We also planted the gourds around the gourd maze which is in the background of this picture! From the air, this maze looks like a great big apple with a stem & leaf at the top!

We gave the golf cart a good washing (still trying to come up with a good name for the golf cart) so when our visitors hitch a ride back to their car from their tree with a full bag of fruit, they have a clean ride.

I spent most of the day Sunday scrubbing & cleaning a whole bunch of dried gourds from last year. Just as I felt I had really made some progress, Rick pointed out another huge stash of them in the barn! There are still 4 more boxes of them in the garage too! They will all get their dip in the kiddie pool when this first batch is done! Then they will be all ready to turn into bird houses or to craft to your heart's content. I "plan" on painting a bunch of them this fall to sell out of the Trading Post or at our booth at Old Settler's Day in Olathe!

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