One Saturday of October 2012 we enjoyed this last outing with my mother Catherine Ann Wills. She passed away June 2013 at the age of 90 years. We miss you, Mom.
A display of large pumpkins near the entrance to the Iron Kettle Farm.
Enter…if you dare….Corn Mazes are popular tourist attractions and are not simply corn fields. The plantings must be made later, planted thinner and fertilized less than those used for crops.
These small, inedible squash, once dried and hollowed out, become gourds. The plant is in the Cucurbitaceae family of the genus Lagenaria. The squash on this table are too small for anything but displays and decorations, such as centerpieces. Great fun and make and enjoy.
These ornamental squash, also know as cucurbita are not are large enough for use as food. When dried, will last a long time.
Take your pick of pumpkins….
…the pumpkins are sorted by size and price.
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We chose small to medium sized pumpkins.
Thankfully, the trees kept to their usual habits and did not talk to us today.
My dear wife, Pam, was in her element. She loves gardening.
We left the wheelchair at home and Mom enjoyed exploring the exhibits, watching people and the exercise.