Friday, September 30, 2011

THE GREAT, GREAT HARVEST. . . .

I am hardly through with my posts on my trip to England. . . . . . one especially I wanted to share was the  British version of the GREAT HARVEST.    One of our day trips included a drive to the BATH & WEST NATIONAL GARDENING SHOW.  There were beautiful flowers and garden related items everywhere.  But, then there was this barn. . . . . . .





THE GREAT GREEN PUMPKIN . . . . . 36" IN DIAMETER




DIDN'T TAKE NOTE OF THE SIZE OF THIS SQUASH, BUT
BELIEVE ME IT WAS HUGE!


   


FARMER PROUD SQUASH . . .





THIS LEEK WON FIRST PLACE IN THE WEIGHT CATEGORY. . 
5.6 0ZS.





TALK ABOUT MAKING COLD SLAW FOR 50 FROM ONE CABBAGE!








THIS ONION WEIGHED 7.3KG.   HELP ME ON lb.CONVERSION.






THIS IS ONE HONKIN' HUGE BUNCH OF CELERY!  IT HAD
WON FIRST PRIZE ON SIZE.












THIS WON FIRST PRIZE FOR COLOR, SHIINE AND LEAF TEXTURE.






LAST WEEK I TOOK MY GRAND DAUGHTER OUT PUMPKIN SHOPPING. . . .

I WOULD SAY THAT ORANGE PUMPKIN LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A
CONTENDER IN A USA PUMPKIN CONTEST. . . . . AS FOR MY LITTLE PEANUT
I WILL GIVE HER FIRST PRIZE FOR EVERYTHING!

ENJOY THE FIRST WEEKEND OF OCTOBER WHERE EVER YOU
MAY BE. . . . . I AM HEADING OFF TO THE FLEA MARKET
IN THE MORNING. . . . CAN'T WAIT!

5 comments:

The French Tangerine said...

What a darling granddaughter you have!
Fun post... Those are the biggest vegetables I've ever seen! Have fun at the flea market... Find something awesome!
And thanks for your sweet comment today! Definitely put me in a good mood this morning!
Jan

cityfarmer said...

hey sweets ... checking in ...
I'm sure you're in hog's heaven at the flea!

next time for me AND you to be sure!

G. is so darn cute ... like here g'ma ...

xoxoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love the photo of your grandaughter with the giant pumpkin! That is a picture to be framed. Have a fun Fall weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Pat@BPM said...

Wonderful photo of your granddaughter, Mary Anne!

Loving the England trip.

Happy first weekend in October!

Nenaghgal said...

Now these shots of pumpkins is something I miss in Ireland. We've been living here for 4 years and slowly but surely more pumpkins seem to be around each October. We kind of helped Halloween have a boost since it's so big to decorate in New York and each year we add a few more decorations on our street. Loved your shot of the giant white pumpkin and all the madly large veggies in England. We do have these wonderful agricultural shows here- thanks for sharing.