Monday, October 3, 2011

Backyard Pumpkin Patch

This year a bunch of pumpkins popped up in our tomato garden.  Tony says it's because we composted last year's pumpkins, and their seeds stayed in the compost. Whatever the reason it made for a fun morning in our backyard pumpkin patch.


Tony let Leila pick out eight pumpkins.  The rest we'll get out next month, so they can keep growing and I can always have a porch filled with pumpkins!  She was excited to use the tools all by herself.


Leila kept putting the pumpkins in the wagon, but some little stinker kept throwing them out!


It was a great morning at the backyard pumpkin patch!

8 comments:

formerly known as emj said...

You have such a cute family Heather! and I wish I had surprise pumpkins growing, what a great story.

{cuppakim} said...

this is the funnest thing EVER. i love that you didn't even plant them.

and that in your FIRST harvest you have EIGHT. how many total do you have? your house is going to be SO festive! :)

Erin Burns said...

LOVE IT!
I don't think you can ever have too many pumpkins. And one's you (surprised) grew yourself? Even better!
Adorable pictures. That's the cutest stinker I know!

Tara said...

are you kidding me??!!! you accidently grew perfect pumpkins????

we got a legit pumpkin plant and have tried and every one gets about as big as a grapefruit then dies. ugghh!!

im so jealous! what a fun thing for the girls!!

TDM Wendy said...

That is soooo cool!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I can't believe you got that many!! so fun! we only got 2 (planted them on purpose) One is HUGE, one is small. They don't look like yours though, ours or weirdly shaped. So fun!

amaya said...

Your daughters are so beautiful!

Kristen said...

so fun!

we planted pumpkins in our garden last year and the kids were so thrilled to have their own pumpkins. i am not sure why they didn't plan them this year but they've been disappointed. i KNOW they will be in our garden next year.

 

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