Category Archives: Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch Predators

The evil squash bugs are creating havoc in our patch.  Well, that and the really rainy month of June, possibly.  I have lots of vines.  Not so many pumpkins, this year.  There have been lots of bees and butterflies around … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Progress

It is a fun time to check the progress of the pumpkin patch.  They change quickly now!The blossoms are providing food for the pollinators and the pollinators happily oblige by pollinating.I remember the general area I planted different species, gourds … Continue reading

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Photo Friday ~ July 17, 2015

Just because my sons are 23 and 20 doesn’t mean we don’t have Nerf swords at the ready! Her dragon(fly) … Finally, the weather has cooperated and I had some good work time in the Pumpkin Patch. In the goat … Continue reading

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Photo Friday ~ June 26, 2015

Rain – Puddles – Mud – Weeds – Flooding – Swampy – Tropical The prettiest view on my little farm. The garden with my ornamental corn is saturated.  I hope some of it survives.  It is getting tall.  Better to … Continue reading

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Pigs and Illinois weather update

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Since my last post, we’ve had more snow: Plus fog and freezing rain.  Notice how the icicles hanging from my front porch frame the top of the picture.  The little mounds in the snow were last year’s pumpkin hills. Then, … Continue reading

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So, it snowed.

Which was completely unnecessary in my humble opinion. I mean, I know it is pretty and all that stuff, but it is November 16th!  Winter, by my calendar, is not until December 21st. The animals didn’t seem to mind too … Continue reading

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OH BABY!

Make that, OH BABIES: Bernice, the sow, is doing a great job taking care of her piglets. The kittens are not so lucky.  They were abandoned. They are …. adorable. Yesterday, I husked and bundled ornamental corn while the kittens … Continue reading

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