It was time to harvest our giant pumpkin this week. The girth of this one far out did any we picked up at the market! We pulled on it like a giant turnip, until it rolled over.
This was grown from seed from awesome friends the Canns last year. WOW! These were the most giant seeds I had ever seen.
As I reflect on my year and a half on the Island, I still feel very much as if I am growing from seeds sown by our family in our early years in the Okanagan. While everything here is more familiar and I don’t get lost anymore driving around, we are still new in our relationships, in our community of folks and in laying down some roots.
It all takes time. But, boy, did it feel good to harvest this giant gourd! Exhilarating for everyone.
Its all the simple things – helping out other families with school pick ups, dog walks, receiving a jar of home preserved pickles or peanut sauce, the encouragement from new friends, and hearing more than a “doin’ good” about their life… All the simple things I am so grateful for in my 2nd harvest season here.
And our health. And fresh morning walks peeking at the ocean.
And the invitation received to a first annual pumpkin carving party tomorrow! Despite our leaky roof it WILL indeed be a happy Sunday Funday.
Thanks for all the seeds you’ve helped us sow, Canns. I am grateful. And we all love you!