Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Monday Morning ~~

Good Monday Morning ~~
The wind is blowing its dark & gray outside,
and I have a few PumPkins .... could it be
Fall is right around the corner. lol

DH & I went camping this weekend down
Lancaster way .... I had it in my head to come
home with a few PumPkins and that I did.
Bless my Husbands heart he drove, and drove till we
found a field where they were growing.

Not an easy task at this time of year,
I could have bought a cat, a dog, a goat, some tobacco
or a truck load of corn but pumpkins not so much.
(I was told they have had trouble with
pumpkins in years past so its not a sure crop.)
When we finally found a field ... we had to locate the
Farmer,  thanks to some neighbors .. we found him
a couple of large fields away.
He was an Old Order Mennonite Gentlemen around forty.
He had  seven children of varying ages ...  four boys, and
three girls, the boys were out helping him in the fields.
We asked if there was a possibility if I could purchase
a few pumpkins and he graciously said yes.
We walked right out and he
let me pick the ones I wanted.

We talked for a good half an hour as he was most interested
in hearing about Connecticut.
 These encounters make the trips
to PA so memorable for me.
If I believed in former lives ~~ I would say
I must have lived one or two of mine  in Pennsylvania !! :-)

The rain we had yesterday, and the rain we are getting today is most
welcome we are in desperate need of it.
I hope where ever you are you are getting just what you Need.
Blessing & Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox


Janet - underthewillow said...

Oh Connie your pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS!...and what beautiful pumpkins you chose!...those little Luminas are fantastic! pristine!...what a wonderful trip!


Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful trip. I love PA too, hope to go back sometime soon. Nothing like talking to new people. Enjoy your rain! Dawn

Carmen C. said...

What a lovely fall post, I can't wait for the cool crisp nights, and making your pumpkin fudge again! I made it last yr. when you posted it and OH MY was it delicious:D Enjoy the day!!!!

ctlogcabin said...

Carmen ~~ I have my grandgirls here today, and they just asked me when we were going to make the PumPkin Fudge. lol
Thanks for stopping by again. :-) xox

Grammee Linda said...

Hi Connie,

Isn't this rain delicious ? And the chill in the air this evening is most welcome as well. Maybe I won't loose my lawn, perennials and trees now!!

I am so ready for fall - your pumpkin story made me want to drive down to PA and do the same thing. Growing up we camped right on a Mennonite farm and my mom and the wife shared so many recipes. My mom learned to pickle and can from her and we got to help feed the livestock and it was amazing experience.

Have a wonderful week!! HugS!

Aprons Gone Wild said...

I'm lovin' the white pumpkins in recent years. Something serene about them. Must be my old age!
Wind and driving rain here on Cape Cod too. I'm watching the grass return to green right before my eyes. Sad to see the summer end but eager to enjoy my favorite season of the year...FALL!
Looking forward to more of your beautiful pictures.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Good Monday Evening Connie! Ohh your making me yearn for the other side of this big state! I need some pumpkins too. What a nice story. I'm sure that farmer has been talking about you also!! Funny how school starts and it almost immediately feels like autumn. I am loving the rain today (so are my flowers!)

Hugs and blessings my friend. I'll be looking forward to chatting with you sometime soon ;)
xoxo Jenn

Robyn said...

Loved your story and love the pumpkins you chose!

basketsnprims said...

Connie, what a wonderful trip and such a sweet husband. Love your pumpkins, I'm hoping to find some very soon. I've so ready to start my fall decorating.

Lori said...

Loved reading about your pumpkin adventure! The pictures are wonderful.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Connie...what a sweet adventure....but glad you were able to find the pumpkins...and I think I am same as you - I KNOW I'VE LIVED IN's my second home I do know that.
Glad you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie - Thank you for sharing such a nice story and for the beautiful pics. Today was the first day of school for my girls and it was a beautiful 65. Fall is in the air :) So good to see you posting again. I know I have neglected my blog, need to work on that.
Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie - Thank you for sharing such a nice story and for the beautiful pics. Today was the first day of school for my girls and it was a beautiful 65. Fall is in the air :) So good to see you posting again. I know I have neglected my blog, need to work on that.
Hugs to you.

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Hi Connie....Beautiful pictures as always. Thank you so much for sharing.



Thistlebrooms said...

Hi Connie...
Lovely Photo's as Usual.
Happy to hear you had a wonderful weekend in Pa. and with the added bonus of 'Pumpkin's'
Beautiful country and people there...

Going to Burlington, Vt. for an overnight on Thursday to drop Catherine off at college.
'Empty Nester' now becomes REAL...

Much Love & Happiness sent your way my friend...


Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Hi your glad you had a great adventure to my neck of the woods. I only live about 45 min from Lancaster and I love going there and getting my pumpkins and lots of other goodies!
Your photos are beautiful and your pumpkins couldn't be any more perfect :)


Martha said...

I love your photos! We have had much needed rain here in NJ, I watered my flower beds to keep them alive, the rain brought back the grass!

When my grandsons were here with me for the summer we planted pumpkins, the orange variety I only have one, but the Caspers I have 6! I am so excited because they are hard to find around here, orange ones I can get. Have you tried to grow you own? I told the boys I will take photos for them as the pumpkins grow, sadly then went home and will not see them fully grown. We even (I) built the raised bed for them! Happy Fall thoughts to you!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Connie, thanks for the "uplift" on my shop! Isn't fall just the best time of year to decorate though??? I love that pumpkin with the rusty bucket too - I keep thinking it should come home with me! Have a great holiday weekend, Dawn