The Great Pumpkin Carnival

We've been having a few technical difficulties here. My computer had a series of fits and then it promptly died. Fortunately, I have The Husband, who has been hard at work building me a new computer. So, I think we're back on track now! The day before the Great Pumpkin Carnival was once again full…

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How Goes The Swathe of Orange?

This summer was intense: intense heat, intense humidity and intensely waiting for rain. Now autumn, my favourite season, is upon us. While the heat is less intense, it's still very humid and we're still waiting for more rain. The Indian Summer this year meant mornings and evenings started getting cooler sooner than usual, and some…

Pumpkin Madness

We entered the pumpkin madness zone this past weekend. The Great Pumpkin Carnival was on on Sunday and there was much preparation to be done on Saturday. I looked over all my pumpkins and made final selections about which ones to enter into which categories. Then they needed to be carefully cleaned, quickly photographed and…

Will There be a Swathe of Orange?

Pumpkin reckoning day approaches. The Great Pumpkin Carnival is on this Sunday, in two day's time. After last year's carnival, with the taste of victory in my mouth as I took away the title of Best Mature Miniature Pumpkin: Open Class, I was fired up to enter anything and everything I could and to grow…