Friday, October 30, 2009


Pumpkin Harvest & Halloween!

We always grow way too many pumpkins
They're just so irresistible

Just up the coast from us is the town of
Half Moon Bay
Where they have a big pumpkin festival every year!
The winning pumpkin/gourd this year weighed in at
a whopping 1,658 lbs!
And the winner walked away with the coveted title
and a prize of $9,948.00!

Anyone care to take a guess at our biggest pumpkin?
Ours is nothing near the big whopper at the HMB festival...
but it weighed in at triple digits in US pounds!
(triple digits in kilograms too... I looked it up! LOL!)

You can make your guess
by eyeing the size of it next to DH in the photo above.

The one who guesses the closest to the correct weight
will win this lovely little handmade button bracelet
from the Art Festival up at Crystal Bay Farm last weekend.

(sorry its not a better photo...
I should've had a manequin arm... much cuter) (:

This posting of our pumpkin harvest is a little late, on purpose.
It goes well with Halloween

As you can see... we got a little carried away,
but the Homeless Shelter will benefit.
We always take our extra bounty down to help them out.

We let the artichokes go to flower
Aren't they gorgeous!?

The Bees love them too.
They burrow down inside the purple pin cushion-like flowers

Fall Decoration in the house

Apples are now in canning jars as applesauce
They looked so lovely sitting in the baskets

A few other farms just down the road

~Calla Lily Flower Farm~

Brussel Sprouts are in full production

And a few fields are under wraps
They cover the whole field in plastic, and fumigate the soil
It looks "other worldly" doesn't it?

I have admired the house (below) ever since we moved here.
It was built in 1887 and used to be located in town,
but a few years ago it was moved out to this spot and remodeled.
Isn't it lovely?

And here is our spooky green house all lite up for Halloween

Happy Halloween Everybody!


  1. And BOO to you to Vicki!!! Wow look at those pumpkins...what whoppers!!! I can only guess...let's say 130lb...I'm in the middle of making Blood Sucking Brownie Munchies here LOL!!! Have a great Halloween...I'm still excited to celebrate our first one...Love, Dzintra♥x

  2. Hmmmm...let me take a guess...was it 267 lbs??


    Actually, I never would have come close if I was here earlier to make a guess.

    What fun it would be to grow pumpkins! Have you tried growing the white variety? They have just started to catch on here over the last two years. Quite unique.