The last few evenings have been beautiful, warm nights that make loosing summer hard. We took the opportunity to take a walk around the farm with our toddler and see what signs of fall we could find. Exploring the farm through the eyes of our daughter has been one of my favorite parts of becoming a parent, I can not help but get wrapped up in her excitement over things that I would normally look past.
First, we found a rouge "pumpkin" plant growing out of our burn pile. It makes me a little sad this plant looks better than any plant I intentionally planted in the pumpkin patch this year. We had a VERY wet June and powdery mildew took it's toll on a lot of the patch.
We looked hard and finally found the "pum-quin".
Side note: I am always sad when Alice looses how she pronounces a word wrong; I know she has to grow up and talk like a real person, but can't she say "pum-quin" for ever?!!?
How beautiful is this cream and green squash? Two of our plants crossed last year and this is the result.
Then we found a garden spider.
Things you have to say when raising a brave child : "No, please don't try to hold the spider, it is busy. I know it is pretty, but we don't want to break it's web" What I am really thinking : "If you touch that spider I am going to run away screaming and probably cry."
This spider is just BEGGING to be a part of the Halloween decorations.
I have made a promise to myself that I would never kill an outside spider because they do good.... But if she comes in my house I WILL put a cup over her and ask my husband to squish her later.
And finally we made our way to the sunflowers. This was my first year planting sunflowers; I love them, and can't wait to add more next year.
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