Friday, August 26, 2011

Cinderella Story

Once upon a time, at a magical farm called NaDa, I bought a Cinderella pumpkin.  This was the prettiest pumpkin ever, and it stayed fresher longer than any pumpkin I've ever had.  It  lasted well into Thanksgiving and only when the Christmas decorations went up, did I decide that it was Cinderella's time to go.  With a heavy heart I thought of just tossing her, but at the last moment I decided to cut her open and save a few seeds.

Early in June the "Little Bird" and I planted a few of those magical seeds in our little garden.  In fact we planted two kinds of pumpkins, the other being Jack Be Little.  The vines have been growing...

over the fence and up the arbor.  Many Jack Be Little pumpkins are on the vines, but no Cinderella's...till now!

I spy several Cinderella's

They are all growing up on the arbor or on the fence.  I'm thinking of crocheting some hammocks for them to help support their weight.

 They still have a lot of growing to do...and it's so much fun to watch!

Without much attention from me, everything is growing, thanks to the rain and the cool nights we've been having.

Not too many more days of summer to enjoy.

Here's hoping for a happy ending to this Cinderella Story.  Enjoy this beautiful day!


Lynne said...

Cool, cool post. The kind I enjoy.

My little Jack O Lantern looks kind of like yours.
BUT, mine doesn't grow any bigger than the size of a tiny ball. Guess I will have to find out the correct name of
my plant.

Isn't it wonderful to teach our little ones about

tikascm said...

Maybe little bird will help me with a small garden in my new place next spring and summer??? You expose her to so many learning and growing experiences - but especially your love, time and patience.