September 26th

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

The saying goes on the farm that it doesn’t matter the day of the year – holiday, birthday, or anniversary – if work needs to be done, it gets done. Most years, this applied for doing first cutting of hay on my birthday every summer.

Today, same goes for when you’re sick.

I’m feeling better today, but can definitely tell I’m still experiencing muscle weakness. Pumpkins seemed to weigh 3x what they should have, which was frustrating, as I love picking pumpkins, but that’s the way it goes. Paul stepped up without complaint to do all of the heavy lifting today.

We had a method – I searched them out, cut them off the vine, and Paul hauled them out of the field.

It felt like it took longer than it should have, but it was all worth it – take a look at this beautiful ornamental wagon!

Over 100 Jack Sprats, hundreds of gourds and Casperitas, 40+ Jarradales, and 30+ Wartys. We’ve never had a full ornamental wagon, and we’re loving it!

And behind me when I took this picture is our “normal” wagon – pre-picked $5 pumpkins for those who don’t want to pick from the field.

The sun was shining, and you can’t ask for more than that…

Except when you can.

Paul and I had just finished putting everything together, organizing, pulling down carts and clippers, posting signs, and we had a car pull up. Out they came, out to the field.

We aren’t technically open until Friday, but people are READY. We were obviously out of town last weekend, but multiple people messaged me saying they stopped out “just to make sure” we weren’t open yet.

We waved to the family as they walked out to the field, laughing to ourselves because we felt like we were being stalked a bit. And we couldn’t stop smiling, because you can’t help but feel the joy of the season. Especially when you watch the kids race out to the field, screaming with laughter.

We looked at each other, shrugged, and said “The customers have spoken. I guess the ‘OPEN’ sign is going out early.”

So, friends, we are indeed OPEN! Now through Halloween, anytime during daylight hours. We can’t wait to see what the weekend brings!

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