"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wild pumpkin?

That's right! A wild pumpkin vine has been growing in my woods, just beyond my pumpkin patch. I had blogged about this on my embroidery blog, http://yesteryearembroideries.blogspot.com about a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, a bird must have carried a seed over that way and dropped it right at the base of an old, large mesquite tree. It is very weedy and hard to get right up into the vine, and at this time of year, I am weary of rattlesnakes. So I have admired the vine from a short distance.
A couple of days ago, Sweetie, Sophie and I went on an afternoon walk. I decided to be brave enough to go into the growth and just see if there were any pumpkins. Armed with a big stick, I managed to get through the prickly weeds......and lying right in the middle of the vine was this beautiful large pumpkin! I yelled out with joy, making Sweetie and Sophie to think I had come across a snake. {: It was so heavy that Sweetie carried it home for me. I am giving this one away, with some of my gourds, to my friend who lives in town. I have other pumpkins to decorate with, but this one needs a home with someone who wants to decorate as much as I. What a wonderful surprise to have at the end of my walk! There are a few more pumpkins on that vine, that might make it through the cold nights we are having. The weekend is upon me again, so I will get back with you all next week. Thank you for your comments and all of you have a wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

The Gingerbread House said...

What a nice surprise "A gift from the birds", that was nice of you to give it to a friend. It's a lovely pumpkin....Ginny

Sand Flat Farm said...

How neat is that! Just when I'm so jealous that I didn't get my pumpkin seeds out in time this year! I'd take it off your hands real quick!

Nancy M. said...

How very cool to find something unexpected like that! Very pretty pumpkin!

J and J Acres said...

That's a nice pumpkin you found there! I guess that was the little bird's little present for you this autumn! :)

LindaSueBuhl said...

I'm so happy the wild vine had such a great reward for you! WOo hoo - God's gardeners often do the nicest things.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Look at that! How beautiful that is...I know you squeeled with delight to discover it. I love how the birds transport seeds, larvae, eggs and other stuff..What would we do without them!

Have a great week,
Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Daisy said...

What a wonderful find! And what is even nicer is that it was a gift to you, and you are turning it into a gift for another to let it bring joy to them. :)

Pamela said...

Great Present from the birds! Really a lovely one.

I agree with Daisy--this is the best kind of re-gifting. :)

Flower said...

What a fun find!! The birds do an amazing job at scattering the seeds around, don't they!!
Your friend will be so pleased to be the recipient of such a wonderful pumpkin!!

KathyB. said...

That's WAY better than finding easter eggs ! Just need a bigger basket....nice find, and the birds of the air and field are great planters, huh ?

By the way, you've inspired me to really invest more time in my needlework, thank-you.