Here's the same event from back in 2012 . The Bird really grew up!
Showing posts from October, 2014
We've lost six or so pumpkins (that we grew ourselves!) on our front porch to critters this year and after the girls had carved their pumpkins last night, I figured we had to find a way to make them last until Friday. First....I filled a spray bottle with bleach and hit every 'cut' surface. We'll see if that does anything to stop the mold? Then...as you can see...I took out a little bit of fencing and wrapped them up. You can't eat what you can't get to, right? Come and try me, squirrels. I dare you.
Another loss in Downtown Elmhurst as Leonard's Fine Mens Clothing store is 'quitting business forever'. Have to admit that I've never stepped foot in the place, so I'll take some of the blame, but this is another open storefront in the City Center and one less reason for some folks to head down there. Sad for the business. Sad for Elmhurst.
I've tried growing pumpkins for a few years and either mold or critters ruin the fun. This year, I saw a few promising 'fruits' that had blossomed and I decided to try to keep the critters away with some fencing. This is the biggest pumpkin that I've ever grown that doesn't have a single nick in it from squirrel teeth. Gnome for size reference...