Monday, September 19, 2011
Our weather man said today that summer is officially over Friday, September
23rd at 2:o5 A.M. PDT
We have a high pressure system forming over us this week so our temp will
be 10 to 15 degrees above normal. Sort of like Summer saying," I am still in
When I was a kid and we showed animals at the fair, this week was always hot.
We would spend these weeks grooming, trimming and it would be so hot. Loading
up the animals and making trips to the fair had to start early in the morning,
because of the heat.
We would be up so early in the morning until late at night working and working and
it was something we lived for and enjoyed even though it was so much work.
Then the second week of the fair, it would seem like fall would finally show up
when we turned the page over to October.
I picked some of the pumpkins and put them on my porch
railings. That has always been my goal to have enough to line
my porch railings. When I pick this next weekend I think I will make it
all the way around.
I should have left this one longer. I bought these seeds for
a type of pumpkin I had never seen before and as they ripen
they turn a bluish-grayish color. I didn't know any had come
up until after I had already picked this one.
I left this guy until next week. I really like how orange it is
and I do like the shape. I was at the grocery store pricing pumpkins.
You could buy one pack of seeds in the spring and plant them and have lots of pumpkins
to decorate with the pumpkins were so expensive. The Jack-be-little's are
1.00 a piece. I know this year I will save all of my seeds from my pumpkins
just plain ole pumpkins yesterday were 7.00 dollars a each. Then I read how
there might be a pumpkin shortage. Because of Irene and then the rain that
is coming. It just boggles my mind at the way I take things for granted sometimes
like having a place to plant pumpkins.
It is Monday, I hope yours is lovely today.