I have been accused of engraving anything that holds still for more than a few seconds- and I think that is pretty much true. After all a girl has to keep trying new things dosn't she? This year I think the butternut squash engraving was a successful experiment. They certainly are not as flashy as the big brash pumpkins but they are sweet in their own little way.
No two years are ever the same in the pumpkin patch, and this year is no exception. This year I have some very large cinderella pumpkins emerging from the patch. I think the biggest one I have ever had was somewhere around 20 pounds. This brute weighs in at 35 pounds! The picture just doesn't do it justice Needless to say, I'll have to have some help from the hubster getting this guy anywhere.
Alrighty then..here's how it went: the seeds got planted, they sprouted and grew into a vine that got bigger and bigger and then it started flowering and the bees came and pollinated the flowers and little pumpkins started forming and then they grew bigger and bigger until they were big enough to engrave..whew!!! And that's where I am at- CRUNCH TIME. It is now or never for decorating these pumpkins. So I am having a ball out in the patch but I am ripped to shreds! These pumpkins take their pound of flesh. Here's a peak at what is going on out in the patch.....
Two packages arrived in the mail yesterday- Hurray! the pumpkin seeds have arrived! May have gone a little overboard in the number of varieties but "HELLO!" Have you seen all the choices in the catalogs???
Welcome to Poetic Pumpkins. We have grown and embellished pumpkins for many years for family and friends. A couple of years ago we sold a few through a local nursery, and a small business was born. The pumpkins are a ton of work but a whole lot of fun to grow!