Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pumpkin farmers!

We can actually say we're farmers since now we have planted almost an acre of one kind of crop - pumpkins! It was a lot of work, but the whole family got involved, and a few friends. We are so excited to be growing pumpkins this year - the whole reason to open our pumpkin patch. We'll keep you posted on their progress.
"farmer" Cameron

First we had to set up a drip line on the whole field

Drip, drip.

Then we planted the seeds - 9 per grouping, 30 groups per row, 20 rows total. We figured about 5,400 seeds all planted by hand!

We teamed up - one would dig holes and the other to plant the seeds.

It took 10 of us about 6 hours to complete the whole planting process! Our kids worked so hard, I was really proud of them!

1 comment:

jennis said...

Wow, what an adventure! Looks like fun... I love Cameron's classic farmer look, complete with overalls!