pumpkins

Pumpkins Are Ready

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  The Pumpkins Are Ready !  At our house that means many things. Sharp tools. Grandpa’s gloves. Stacking and sorting. Jumping over. Laying on. Choosing.  Lining up. Re-arranging. Counting and counting again.         Pumpkins are best harvested by children. They see magic in every single shape, color and stem. Pumpkins can’t hide […]

Pumpkins: Paint or Carve ?

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  journal entry:   We took pumpkins with us when we went for a visit. And paints. And glitter spray. And glow-in-the-dark paint. Mom had painting shirts handy and dad set up a table in the driveway. I poured the paint onto paper plates and stood back. Some children hurry when they paint and some […]

Pumpkins Are Ready

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journal entry: Music to my ears. The Pumpkins Are Ready ! That means lots of fun. Fun only children could think of in a pumpkin patch. It is especially fun to harvest pumpkins at the end of the day. When the evening light makes them glow.   Everyone knows you can’t just pick up a […]

Come In for a Spell !

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“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” -JK Rowley from Harry Potter- journal entry: This little witch wants you to come in for spell.  Wonder what kind of spell?  She is cute.  Don’t remember where she came from but I suspect that it was love […]

Years and Years of Spooky Things

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“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen; Voices whisper in the trees:  Tonight is Halloween.” -Unknown- journal entry: I am quite sentimental about a lot of things.  I have collected a few Halloween decorations from “I don’t remember where.”  It can be hard to figure out what to keep over a lifetime.  When I […]

Painting Pumpkins

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“Grandpa, look at our hands.  They’re the same !” -Holden and Grandpa Painting Pumpkins- journal entry: It is October.  Pumpkins are ready.  All are harvested and lined up in the garden.  Children have opinions about pumpkins.  Once they have picked their favorites, I get out the paint and the glitter glue.  Grandpa remains in charge […]

Tiny Pumpkin Person

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“If the pumpkin fits – wear it.” -Anyone- journal entry: I didn’t have a blog when I took these photographs of a new little pumpkin.  I don’t mean the orange pumpkin with the stem.  I mean the human one.  Even grandmas can take fun, staged photographs when a baby is involved.  Babies can’t object.  Well, […]

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The Pumpkin Harvest

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“He’ll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity.” -Linus to Charlie Brown speaking about The Great Pumpkin- journal entry: We planted the pumpkins later this year, hoping to stretch their ripening all the way to October.  Oh, well.  Those in the middle of the patch are ready. They […]