This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

the Topsfield fair - giant pumpkin!

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I went to the big fall fair in our area last Saturday - the Topsfield Fair. It's THE place to see displays of local produce. Especially the biggest pumpkin in the area (why do people grow these?). I walked around and enjoyed the smell of fired dough and roasted sausages. I looked at the leather and sliver jewellery sale booths. I used to go to all the rides and games booths, but skipped them this year. Already big crowds, even early in the morning.

Best, I went to the vegetable and honey displays. I've gone here yearly for the last 20 or 30 years (maybe more?) and love these. I liked the white patty pan squash, the warted pumpkins, the big garlic heads, and the beautiful jars of honey. I waited in line to photograph the giant pumpkin. OMG - 2,075.5 lbs!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love honey!

October 13, 2016 4:10 AM

Anonymous Katherine~FurnishMyWay said...

2,075.5 lbs?! That's crazy! Thanks for sharing that cool photo of that gigantic pumpkin.

October 19, 2016 2:32 PM


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