Saturday, June 27, 2009

Coming this Fall....A and L's Pumpkin Patch

Adam and I woke up this morning and decided this was the day we were going to plant those pumpkin seeds we order a few weeks ago! Adam plowed the land one more time , before we headed into town to get some supplies for planting. I had never been to Sparr before, so I was excited to check it out. For those who have been to Sparr you may think I am crazy but, I love to go to places I have never been before. We picked up some fertilizer and Black Kow (Compost), which confused me since we live on a farm with cows who poop. Adam convinced me that it would take a long time to pick up that much poop, plus Black Kow has extra stuff in the mixture.
Adam laying out the fertilizer while I snap shots...just to clarify the bags were too heavy for me to carry so I was unable to help with this aspect. After the fertilizer was layed Adam used a "bedder" which makes "beds" for the seeds. Being from the city and never planting a garden he had to explain all this technical stuff. Here is the plot after he ran through it with the bedder.
Sadie was wanting to help too!
As you can see through pictures I have not been able to assist yet! I just had to document this monumental moment of planting my first garden/pumpkin patch. Then we layed out the drip tape for watering purposes , which I was finally able to help with. Once we were done we planted all the pumpkin seeds.
Now it is a waiting game to see if they start to grow. I do hope so because it would make for a fun fall full of wonderful pumpkins for decorating. Tonight we ordered some decorative squash and Indian corn that we will plant when the package arrives. What fun!

All done and ready for a cool shower. Here is a picture of my feet...and yes I was wearing tennis shoes! I think I need some work boots for our next garden. What do you think? What made me laugh was the fact that they are dirty but they were manicured!
After a crazy, hard working day some much need food was in store. I will be out of town on the fourth of July, so we decided to have our typical 4th dinner... RIBS!! We cooked with the music on and danced around(this is a favorite pastime)! Our dinner plate was so beautiful and colorful...our momma's would be so proud! Yum Yum!

After dinner we took a drive on the farm. They sun was setting and the blistering heat was in the past this evening! It was the perfect day of working plus some relaxation. I love days like this when I can spend the whole day hanging out with my amazing husband...we look forward to pumpkins!



  1. I SO hope the deer dont eat the pumpkins... I am beyond excited at the prospect of having lots of pumpkins for my fall decorating and not having to pay $8.00 a piece for them! :) Dinner looked quite tasty! Cant believe yall cooked RIBS and didnt invite us... what the heck?!?!? :)

  2. oh, and I am already dreaming up poses for Annabelle in the pumpkin patch photos! :)

  3. What a great day! I love that y'all are planting a garden/pumpkin patch together. That is very sweet! Like Annie, my thoughts immediately went to fall pictures in the pumpkins! Look out, you may have some Callahan invaders trespassing. Ha!

  4. How FUN is that???!!! I think the pictures you can take will be endless!!! I just LOVE your dirty feet with well manicured toenails! That is hysterical!

  5. WOW!! You have been BUSY! How exciting planting a pumpkin patch! I guess that is a PERK to being married to a farmer! It sounds like you guys had a wonderful day!

  6. I just saw this post...must have missed it on my 'dashboard'. I am way jealous though! I have always wanted a garden of some kind. How fun! See you so very soon! We're so excited! :)

  7. The pictures are great! I would love to have a pumpkin patch!