Family and Fruits

I wanted to share with you some of the good things in life, family, pumpkins and beets. In spite of the worst drought I can remember since the 1960s, it has been a good year:

One of five wheel-barrow loads of beets harvested. These are “Detroit Red” variety. We have 50L of pickled beets, many kilos of frozen beet tops and three loads of roots in the bin…


We have 14 good-sized pumpkins harvested, a few pies made so far, and a grand daughter who innovates.

The pumpkins and I. These are “Big Max” variety and they weren’t coddled. I could have watered them three times a week and fertilized a bunch and pruned the bushes but I did not. Each plant gave 4 or 5 good-sized fruits despite marauding deer eating a few.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Family and Fruits

  1. Bettina says:

    That is indeed the real Robert Pogson. Nice harvest, Dad. Can’t wait to carve!

  2. kozmcrae says:

    Nice hat, but is that the real Robert Pogson underneath it. And whatever became of those strange seed pods he found next to that small crater on his property? Que theremin music.

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