The rains are gone and in their place is very soggy ground and a cold (45°) and very windy day. I told DH to bring the ATV down to the back door when he was finished checking the cows and I would harvest the rest of the pumpkins before our 20° temperatures hit. We ended up with 5.25 inches of rain.
He called me to the back porch and said look: He had harvested almost all of them and had a place cleared in the milk parlor for them. I spied a few more and sent him back to get them.....most and maybe all will become either cattle or chicken feed. I will pick the largest one with the best dark color for seeds to share.
We ended up with 25 total from one hill of maybe 5 plants or less. I will not be growing them next year!
He also had taken out the compost bucket and dumped. As I said before, he is a keeper.
The fencing man showed up today and we are having him clear the fence lines along the lane that runs down the middle of the farm. We thought the front ditch was still too wet for him to finish that up.
I hope to be finished with these projects soon both because of the cost and the never knowing when he will return.