Thank you for the birthday wishes! It was just us this weekend for our birthday. Our only plan was to avoid leaving the house for as long as possible, eat yummy food whenever we wanted, and to have fun together. We built a little table for the backyard out of scrap, fried chicken together at midnight, ate a cake of donuts (because neither of us like traditional cake), and otherwise enjoyed each others company. A perfect way to greet 28 and 33.
It may not be pretty, but it sure was delicious! Of course, we didn't eat them ALL!
The table we built, which still needs a coat of stain and varnish, was commandeered as a storefront. What began as a firewood stand quickly turned into a full hardware store.
Look what I got to start on! Guess who is already finished! Hers is gorgeous too!
I fiddled with a new recipe for pumpkin muffins. They came out moist and filled with Autumnal yumminess. I will share it later this week.
Meet Jane, my second try on a giant pumpkin. She is a little over a week old and about the size of a soccer ball! And NO HOLES! We might carve our names into her side so that they will scar over and get huge but I am a little worried about hurting this one. She is our backup in case James goes south.
James, the Giant Pumpkin, as he is now called, is still growing. His hole has gotten bigger and I am a little worried about what is going on inside. I am afraid when I open it up its going to look like the night of the living dead. Which is why I named it James. Like James and the Giant Peach. I know I am just a little crazy, but it makes life more interesting. The hole will be, with luck, used to our advantage. His nose or maybe a tooth? We will have to wait another couple weeks to see if he survives.