March 30, 2021

A New Pumpkin Patch Fence

My pumpkin patch has a new fence.

Pumpkins grow on vines, which means they take up a lot of space. I always plant my pumpkin patch in a roomy bed that can accommodate a large crop of big, colorful fruits. A couple years ago, I decided to plant them in one of the lower hayfields, in a corner that had long been used for storing smaller piles of composted manure and leaf mold for the gardens. Our last crop was terrific - we had lots and lots of great pumpkins and gourds. This year, it was time to build a more permanent fence around the space to keep out any deer and other curious creatures. Pete Sherpa and Fernando Ferrari from my outdoor grounds crew went to work, and after a week, our fence was complete.

Here are some photos, enjoy.