It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Chapter 10, Page 2, Book 08


When you see me in the fields,

My orange glowing in the sun,

It's time to say goodbye

to summerand hello to autumn fun!!

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion

Henry David Thoreau


Just a little pumpkin trivia for you today
The pumpkin is part of a rich gardening and culinary tradition in the United States. Fall just wouldn’t be the same without a grinning Jack O’Lantern, and a steaming pumpkin pie is what makes a Thanksgiving feast complete. We know that when pumpkins start to ripen, it is a sign that the wonders of fall are just around the corner!

Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans will flock to a wide variety of Fall festivals. Many of these festivals will have giant pumpkin weighoffs, pumpkin pie eating contests, and a huge array of other pumpkin related events and contests. Attempts will be made to break the world record in a number of categories.
Going out to a pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins, is a fun filled rite of the Fall season.

Select a pumpkin that is completely orange. A partially green pumpkin might not ripen any further.

Size is an important factor. Medium pumpkins are best for pumpkin carving. Small pumpkins are better for cooking

Pumpkins are believed to have originated in North America. Seeds from related plants have been found in Mexico dating back to 7000 to 5500 B.C. References to pumpkins date back many centuries. The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for "large melon" which is "pepon." "Pepon" was changed by the French into "pompon." The English changed "pompon" to "Pumpion

Quote of the Day: To err is human, a pumpkin is 'Da Vine!

I’m off to the camper after work today. Friday is a vacation day!
I’ll be back with an entry for you on Sunday evening !


You have to accept whatevercomes,

and the only important

thing is that you meet it withthe

best you have to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

‘On Ya’-ma


Jeannette said...

Not many do the pumpkin thing over here although I do love to see them. I have seen pictures of your pumpkin fields in the U.S. Amazing.

Ally Lifewithally said...

So glad I have found you here ~ I always enjoy your journal ~ Ally x

Joan said...

Hi Until about 15 years ago we did not carve out our pumkins in fact you did not see them too much. To make a lanterns for Halloween we used Swede which was very difficult as they are so hard. Have a great weekend you lucky lady. Love Joan.

Cindi said...

Nice...great pumpkin info...have a great weekend

Jan said...

Hey look Pam I made it lol Jan xx

Hollie said...

Pumpkins do play a very important role in the Fall & for Thanksgiving!

Jenny said...

I never liked pumpkin as a child but i roasted butternut squash the other day and we all liked it so i think i will give it another go.
Jenny <><

Janie said...

Running behind in comments.. but with a new journal and new ways it is understandable. lol Have a wonderful rest of the week. Janie

Linda said...

I love pumpkins! I love seeing them, carving them and eating them!! We always do Disney pumpkins...Marv loves to make them :)

Pooh Hugs,

Sandra said...

I love this blog.... I hope I can learn to do more with mine to eventually. but so far so good and a lot of old friends are here already. hope you have a wonderful week end

Linda :) said...

I'm here and getting into the groove of things....
Enjoy the camper!!
We'll be at the Fair....

betty said...

this is a great journal too Ma!!very colorful!! have a great weekend!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm trying to see if I leave a comment and click the box that says EMAIL follow-up comments will let me know when a comment is made...I'll let you know.