The pumpkins in the photo above are all bought from my local nursery and local health food store. There is a big jack o lantern that I will probably carve for the holiday then put out for the chickens and critters to munch on. The specialty pumpkins will all be cooked and turned into food.
After we built the raised beds and put them in, I raked the whole yard and added the twigs, and dead grass to the bottom of each raised bed to help with drainage. I put down weed cloth to keep the weeds from growing up into the raised beds. Then filled the beds with fertilized soil.
I spent many months on a carb free diet to get my health back and I realized that I really like bread, however I also realized how many really bad things are in bread you buy at the grocery store. Why are there so many ingredients? I would buy a standard bread from the local grocery and the ingredients are:
I have always been crafty and artsy. I have painted, worked with clay, polymer, wood and various other mediums. I don't think there has ever been a time in my life, as far back as I can remember, that i wasn't creating something.