It's been a while since I blogged. For my store, autumn means visiting fairs,
net-working, doing a lot of ordering, and receiving and unpacking goods.
I've been super busy and my feet hurt. But it's a good pain.
Today though, I'm lounging about the house and garden in my pajamas,
putting together a gift basket for a party tomorrow - and harvesting pumpkins.
I know it's early, but I just couldn't wait any longer! And we planted already in April,
so several of the pumpkins have been orange for a month already.
Two of them I picked to put into different gift baskets,
but one I picked all for myself - this little squash colored beauty:
She's only about 20 cm across, but I've never had a pumpkin this color before,
and it's the only one of its kind in our entire patch. Except for the color
she looks like the delicious gray ones we grew for the first time last year,
so even if she should start going soft before Halloween, I'm ok with it.
Then she will become delicious soup, shortbread or muffins :)
Most of the other pumpkins look like this one; small but very Halloweenie.
(And yes, those are zucchinis the size of my arms...)
Only one pumpkin ended up reaching a proper Jack-o-lantern size,
but two are about soccer ball size, so they will do too.
How are you guys' gardening and harvesting going?