Wall or Floor Pumpkin decoration

Fall is here and as you can tell by my one of my last posts, I like my pumpkins and this year I have been making some different ones out of wood. I am usually able to get 1″ x 10 ” scraps from a friend of ours, so I used that for this next project but you could use plywood. First thing I did was to draw a pumpkin shape

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pumpkin drawing

Then cut out the shape with a band saw. Don’t forget safety first, wear your safety glasses. Continue reading

Pumpkin Decorations

Well since the pumpkin season outside is coming to an end, it is time to make some homemade pumpkins that will brighten up any shelf.  After digging around my wood shop, I found an old handrail and thought of pumpkins. Strange, I know but I once thought of Santa when I looked at a piece of bark but I will save that one for Christmas. So gather up some sticks for the stems on the pumpkins, some orange paint and a drill (I love my drill, believe it or not I got for my birthday) and let the fun begin.
The first thing I did was cut the railing in pieces ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in length.

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Wooden hand railing cut into pieces

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Pumpkins

Well the pumpkin plants  are dyeing but that is to be expected. Brown plants don’t make for good pictures but I did find a Fairy tale pumpkin. I didn’t think they were going produce anything. Let’s hope it makes it.

Fairy Tale Pumpkin

Fairy Tale Pumpkin

Might get to pick pumpkins next week. Have a good weekend everybody!

Pumpkins and Spinach

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Sugar Pumpkin

Sugar pumpkins are getting big.

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Pumpkin patch starting to wilt

Even watering them will only keep them going for so long, we really need rain.

biggest pumpkin so far

biggest pumpkin so far

The spinach and lettuces are coming up. I hope this heat wave cools down before they decide it’s to hot.

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Spinach

We had to put netting over top of the spinach and lettuce because the birds thought we planted a salad bar just for them.

We are going to relax by the fire pit tonight and head to the Renaissance Festival Sunday, with our Grandchildren. What are you doing to relax?

We hope everyone has a relaxing holiday weekend.

The pumpkins and the start of the Fall/Winter Garden

Well the pumpkins didn’t miss me while I was away, they just kept on growing.

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Sugar pumpkins

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Tip: when trying to get the perfect pumpkin picture, wear long pants. Pumpkin leaves are very scratchy.

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Nice Shape

No pumpkins on the Fairy tale pumpkins plants….. I guess I will have to pick a better spot next year.

We, I should say my husband, got the raised bed ready for the fall season. After cleaning out the summer crops, he added some peat moss and some well rotted manure. Stirred it all up, watered it real well and planted 3 kinds of lettuce, Red sails, Little Gem and Black Seeded Simpson. At the other end he planted a bed of spinach. He is still going to plant more spinach in another bed, but that was enough for one day, since the manure is up on the hill and has to be carried down in 5 gallon buckets.

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We will cover them with hoops and plastic when it starts to get colder, to help make them last longer into the winter.

Have a great weekend everybody!  Are you planting a winter garden?? If so, what is your favorite winter crop?

Check out what these people plant in their fall garden:

Old World Garden Farms         Wild Strawberry Ranch