Sunday, October 02, 2005

It's Pumpkin Patch Time!

My church was supposed to get its shipment of pumpkins yesterday for our pumpkin patch, an annual fundraiser event we have. They were delayed until today. So, here is the story of how we set up for the pumpkin patch, in photos.

First, the truck arrived just before 2 p.m. today, right as expected. It's here! It's here!

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He's opening the door...

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The box says ... broccoli????

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Oh no! It looks like we are going to have the broccoli patch! OH NO!!

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Oh whew!! Big round, orange broccoli! Maybe people will be fooled into thinking they are PUMPKINS!!

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Back at the truck ... what are those??

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Strange, beautiful shy gourds. "We are not worthy!"

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The small ones are easy to unload. Just remember to DUCK!

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The big ones take teamwork!

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We sort them out in different areas according to size, to make it easier to pick out just the ri-i-i-ght one.

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Some of the carts were so full o'punkins that it took two strong men to move them.

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I loved this sassy sweet little girl! She was our first customer and picked out some really good pumpkins.

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SOLD! The first load, all going home with the sassy sweet little girl! She picked the BEST!

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Three hours after the truck arrived, everything was unloaded, sorted and finished. This is one tired, dirty, worn-out punkin-toting crew here. But we all had a good time!

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I hope you enjoyed the afternoon with us. Come buy a pumpkin or two or three, OK? We'll save you a good'un.

9 comments:

Erudite Redneck said...

How totally fun!

FrenziedFeline said...

Sometimes the best times with friends is when you're working hard. Looks like you had plenty of fun!

jeannie diane said...

what fun, I love the fall.
Pumpkin pie..

FrenziedFeline said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, Trixieeeeeee! It's been three days! Did the Great Pumpkin eat you?? :)

Trixie said...

It was a box of broccoli. Big, round orange broccoli. *burp*

RebelAngel said...

How fun! I had almost decided not to decorate this year for Halloween, but after seeing this entry, I'm headin' for a pumpkin patch!

FrenziedFeline said...

All right, Trixie, this is getting serious. It's been way too long since you posted! Get with the program! :)

Gayle said...

Go TRIXIE - The Pumpkin Patch Fundraising Office loved your pictures & comments - thanks to all of you for your hard work & support

Gayle said...

The Pumpkin Patch Fundraising office loves your pictures, comments and hard work. Thank you Trixie & company