If you came back after last weeks odd rhyming post…
I thank you.
And I promise not to do it again in the near future!
Now… If you have been reading this blog for long you have probably noticed that there is a lot of mention of seasons. This is in a large part due to the fact that farming revolves around the seasons of the year. Only we don’t just have the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. We also have Frost season, Planting season, Growing season, Harvest season, Pruning season, and Seed season.
Seed season announces its beginning with the arrival of the first seed catalog around Christmas time, and before long we have a stack of them!
While every season has something about it that I love, Seed season is a favorite for the simple reason that it involves no physical labor. All it involves is dreaming… and the willingness to do physical labor down the road.
Even the covers of seed catalogs stir the imagination. Colorful pictures of vegetables, fruits, and flowers make me want to try one of everything inside!
So I spend hours pouring through seed catalogs every January, reading descriptions, looking at pictures, and compiling a list.
Usually an extensive list. Which then gets thinned down according to my desire for physical labor down the road.
Now if you notice a theme among these pictures, it is for the simple reason that this weeks list consisted entirely of pumpkins, gourds, and squash.
Really. Mom and I ordered around 10,000 pumpkin, gourd and squash seeds on Saturday! All of which will eventually be planted in our new bigger pumpkin patch this spring.
As I was reading through the many catalogs in our stack, I ran across the above description… and loved it “The happiest of vegetables”! What a great description!
Another catalog contained this description of a “true sign of the harvest season”. Another one of those seasons again. We hope that when our harvest season rolls around, you will come help us out, and take a few pumpkins home with you!