Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Jackson follows in his mama's footsteps.  We LOVE pumpkins.  So, per his request, I couldn't resist creating our own pumpkin patch. 

It took a long time (because things tend to take much longer than anticipated around here) to clear out our little patch. The grass was pretty thick, but after a few days of working at it, the grass was gone. Together, the kids and I mixed in some extra topsoil and compost. We formed out little mounds and added straw in between to hopefully help with weed control. We don't really know what we're doing, but there will be two very disappointed people in this household if our pumpkins don't grow!

 Heading out to plant the seeds!  Jackson picked out snake gourds, mini pumpkins, and "Once in a Blue Moon" pumpkins.  We planted two of each.

 Watching big brother work.

 They thought we needed a little extra hay.

Summerlin and her kitty, Rusty Pumpkin.