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Sunrise and Harvest

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Today’s sunrise, the usual amazing view from our front yard

This morning was beautiful to behold, the beet trucks weren’t hauling or running yet and the sun was just quietly rising. No wind made for a peaceful start of the day. I am also very happy that I bought a used bench that I put in the front of the house. Beside that on the front step are pumpkins from our garden. Also, we have decorative gourds that are called Gremlins.

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Gremlin decorative gourds

My husband and I went to our university’s football game today, they lost yet again but they are not in the right division. They are playing schools with LARGE enrollments and large budgets. We have guys from TX, AZ, CA, HI and FL. These are young men who LOVE playing football and want to get a degree by the end of four years. We are there to support these players because they are far from their usual support group from home.

So, we had a nice meal when we got home just out of the crock pot and then we had different things to do before sun down. There are tomatoes to pick and I am still getting sweet peas. I’ll keep picking those until the first hard frost shuts them down.

For now, I will enjoy sitting on my front step bench and watching the sunrises.

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Taking a selfie with my new bench to watch sunrises

 

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Decorative Gourds

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Decorative gourds and pumpkins

I went out the other day to get some pumpkins and also our decorative gourds. They are GIGANTIC!  I think we will have to just give them away because people want gourds that are about half or a 1/3 this size.  Maybe they are edible but they are pretty to look at despite their size.

I am making pasta sauce with Mrs. Wages and our own tomatoes. I keep giving all the nearly ripe ones to my mom who processes them in jars for later use.  I’m happy she does that because she gives us some of the quarts.  That reminds me, after 1 inch and 7/10s of an inch of rain yesterday, I should go out to the garden to see what other tomatoes there are to pick and bring into town.

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close up of our produce

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