Halloween, The-Pumpkin-Patch 2012

6-PUMPKINS-CROPPED 096-E_edited-1Fall is the time of year when the wind from the gulf stream blows cool air from the west to the east reaching southward to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.

It’s also the time of the year when the local farmers harvest their fields of pumpkins. Pumpkins are a warm-season vegetable and need long periods of hot weather for growing and cannot tolerate any frost. Not only are they used as Halloween
jack-o’-lanterns,  but they’re great for making pumpkin pies and soups.

Today I visited a Pumpkin Patch to buy my pumpkin for  making a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween.

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In the olden days a team of mules plowed the ground preparing it for planting the pumpkin seeds. 

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I wonder if the green one will ripen in time for harvest.

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There were other things to see at this Pumpkin Farm in the Exotic and Reptile exhibit. I don’t know their names.

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Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, October 17, 2012

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2 responses to “Halloween, The-Pumpkin-Patch 2012

  1. The reptile loving pedant in me feels compelled to inform you that the lizard is a Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps I think) and the snake is my favorite animal, namely a Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis).

    The non pedant wants to say nice shots and thanks for the visit to my blog:)

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