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.
In the olden days a team of mules plowed the ground preparing it for planting the pumpkin seeds.
I wonder if the green one will ripen in time for harvest.
There were other things to see at this Pumpkin Farm in the Exotic and Reptile exhibit. I don’t know their names.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, October 17, 2012