Monday, October 27, 2008

The End is Near

Our huge summer project is coming to an end. Halloween is 4 days away and soon there will be no market for pumpkins. Because we want them all to go to a good home, I invited my students' families to come pick a pumpkin this week after school. I had 3 families come today and it makes me happy to send them to a good home! After they left, I realized I better move the pumpkins inside because it is supposed to get below 30 degrees tonight. Oh, and did I mention it snowed today? Yes, it is October 27th and it snowed. At first, when we were putting kids on the bus, there were a few snowflakes. I wasn't really thrilled with that, but you couldn't call it "snow". Then when we were unloading the next group of kids after lunch, I noticed more snowflakes. We said, "Snow, go away!". Well after school, it started snowing. I mean the type you look out the window and all white was coming down. Now, that makes me crabby. It didn't last long, luckily, but that is when I realized the pumpkins had to come inside.

Now we have a total of 56 good pumpkins on the hay wagon INSIDE the barn.

There are 20 pumpkins left in the field. They are all ones that have lots of green on them. I went into the field today to get any good ones and picked two. Not enough warm sun to ripen them! The last project will be taking out those last pumpkins and the rototilling the field under before it snows. That will not be a fun job for Adam!

There are 27 pumpkins on the hay wagon that are very green that never ripened either. Earlier when it was still hot, the ones with green would ripen. Not any more. I left these out in the cold because we have enough good ones and I had already carried 32 inside and it was starting to snow again.

These are 3 of my favorite pumpkins and we brought them to my house to enjoy. I come in my garage all the time, so I am going to have to make a point to go out front, snow and all, and appreciate them. The one in the back is neat because it is tall and skinny. The one on the left is "Jabba the Hut" because in real life he is fatty looking. The one on the right doesn't have a name but he is really cool because he is dark orange and has really deep ridges and a cool stem.

This would probably be the perfect pumpkin (and it is huge!) if it has ripened. But I still think it is cool and I don't want him to go to waste, so he is hanging at my house too!

Now you can appreciate the pumpkins on my front step....and did that political sign get in the picture???? =)

1 comment:

Jaxma99 said...

Love the sign!!!