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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 13 Entries.
Friday, February 14 View Page
Happy Valentine's Day - My pumpkin now has a hole into the cavity...
 
Friday, April 17 View Page
El Bandito del Calabazas - I was headed to Sardini Italy this summer to sail around the island in a small boat. Now it appears I’ll be propagating giant pandemic pumpkins…
 
Friday, April 17 View Page
Spring Sprout - When they start poppin’ out of the patch like this, I figure it must be plantin’ time...
 
Friday, April 17 View Page
Weeds Be Gone - The patch is overgrown with weeds and such. Gotta hack and wack some real estate for the pumpkin sprouts...
 
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Double Dig – What goes down must go up. I always like to do a double dig in the planting area. This year 10 ft by 20 ft was double dug in phases...
 
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Buried Bones - Along with some oyster shell, compost and other goodies were tossed into the trench, tilled in deeply and the topsoil replaced...
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
Pandemic Poppies – I’m seeing red as the great poppy pandemic propagates around my house...
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
Pumpkin Plop – My two pumpkin sprouts plopped down in the middle of the patch today. On the left, 1191 Urena and the two on the right, 1211 Ailts - lookin’ for a bit of color in the fall...
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Half Moon Bay Weighs In – Bring your pandemic pumpkins to HMB for proper weighing and measure. The organizers announced that they intend to weigh - with all due deference to bugs and bureaucrats. The saga continues on October 12, 2020 in HMB. Pictured: Leonardo Urena and his 2175...
 
Tuesday, May 12 View Page
Carnage in the Poppies – I started clearing the poppy jungle in the patch. So far, I’ve found a ground squirrel hole, a gopher mound and extensive tunneling by one or more moles. Poppy fields make great habitats for some of our small furry friends...
 
Tuesday, May 12 View Page
The Eyes of Moai – Gazing into the heavens above are the Eyes of Moai. The right eye, 1211 Ailts. The left eye, 1911 Urena. Swimming in a black sea of compost, they peer into infinite bliss...
 
Friday, May 22 View Page
The Hammer and the Dance – I’ll let you guess which one is the 1911 Urena and which is the 1211 Ailts. First crush it with the hammer, then dance away with nimble feet and arms held high above the head...
 
Thursday, June 4 View Page
96 Degrees in the Shade – Heat wave boiling the last few days. The girls put up their parasols and are fanning themselves with their big leaves to stay cool. They asked for lemonade and ice but I give them an occasional cold shower instead...
 

 

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