I have truly been enjoying my yard this year, especially now when the garden is paying me back in full. I'm sure you all must think that all I grow are various types of squash, but cucumbers, corn, potatoes, corn, carrots, beans, peas and lettuce have all been plentiful this year and enjoyed by everyone.
It makes all kinds of sense to grow your own food if you can, but why do I spend so much energy on pumpkins and gourds? I have been asked this question many times, and have even been accused of being off my rocker. I'm not sure that I can articulate a clear answer here and I don't really think there is a need to, but I'll give it a go.
With the gourds and pumpkins that I adorn my yard with, it is about making our ordinary fall, extraordinary. To add colour and texture and of course with anything that grows, there is that element of magic. How all of these seeds that pretty much look identical can produce so many various types of squash is fascinating.
And then of course, there is the treasure hunt! You just never what you will find among the vines. "Life is like a mixed gourd patch, you never know what you're gonna get." -Me.
I guess, the answer is - FUN. I find it enjoyable. Speaking of enjoyable, I've picked up an old project from about 2 years ago and I've finished it. The goal here was to use up yarn ends. So I present to you my hobo blanket. I thought I would donate it, but my son has claimed it as his own, so it stays.
|Bear is thoroughly enjoying the cooler weather, and he loves the pumpkins too!|
Another creation using scrap bits of 2x6 wood.
|I love to go fro drives in the fall.|
|One of the paths to my fire pit. No, I do not plan to rake those leaves.|