Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Stills: Halloween

This is the largest pumpkin from our garden this year...well, to be honest, ever...and it was one that came up entirely on its own in the sweet potato bed. (Our best gardening is always accidental). It was harvested in early summer (which isn't normal) and it has since begun decomposing into this interesting face with big lips...kind of a happy goul.

Farmer Rick was sick all week and I've been making lots of homemade soup. Last night the solenoid in our heat pump got stuck--as it tends to do the first time we turn on the heater each season--so it was 36 degrees outside and we were basically running the air conditioner all night--frightening! Now I am sick again. We've spent the day trying to get it un-stuck to no avail so we've set up the electric blanket for tonight. It will likely be a couple days before the repair man can come to once again show me how easy it is to fix myself.

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VioletSky said...

I think you have a smirking pumpkin!

Callie said...

Hope you two are feeling better. Soup sounds good. Neat pumpkin.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That pumpkin is just creepy and cool!

Frustrating you keep getting sick, though. I hope you can shake this thing quickly and feel better soon.

Hot pumpkin soup might just do the trick. :)


colleen said...

Pumpkin is great! Sorry you are both under the weather. If you get tired of the same soup I have a wonderful easy recipe for Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice! Feel better soon.

thecrazysheeplady said...

How about cream of pumpkin and wild rice :-)

carol said...

Your pumpkin looks like something from the kids show Sid the Science Kid

Kateri said...

who knew a decaying vegetable could be cute! Hope you and husband feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Neat pumpkin! So sorry you are ill and having trouble with the heat pump. Stay warm and eat lots of chicken soup. :)

Jemm said...

Oh, man. You are having a time of it. That stinks about your heater. It is cold out!! 30 degrees here this a.m. But it's supposed to warm up to a comfy 60 by the p.m.

Cool pumpkin ;) I hope you are feeling better soon. We've been hit hard here lately too. My youngest daughter had ringworm, a cold virus and impetigo all last week! Poor kid. When it rains it pours.

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