Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Season of Change on the Farm!

Well, it's that time of year, folks, when pumpkins of all colors...

And mums of all colors!!!

Come join us up front to be sold.

Bales of hay and straw to decorate people's yards.... Cute kids not included!

 Mums, just showing color! Pinks and yellows and reds and whites and purple and bronze and all shades in between! 1600 mums to choose from....

And the pumpkins!!!!

 Pink "Porcelain Doll" and peachy "Indian Doll" pumpkins, two beauties that have amazingly delicious dark orange squash inside... great for meals, pies, soups, whatever!

 Stacking pumpkins.... you have a "Fairytale" on the bottom, a Porcelain doll in between and a Speckled Hound on top... The Speckled Hound is like a buttercup squash and the other two are intense orange pumpkin.... Crazy good, and part of our French Heirloom pumpkin collection!

 A little side garden idea for customers... half a dozen mums (not quite blooming) and an array of pumpkins including one of our 60+ lb. Polar Bears.... a bale of straw... and a couple of stacks and single pumpkins finish it off. We do displays to give folks an idea of what they can do and at our wonderful prices, they can afford to have some real fun decorating for harvest... and then eat the decorations! Win!!!!
 Above are French Heirlooms: The green/tan are Fairytale, the orange are Cinderella and the bright red are Rouge D'Vif.... and yes, sometimes they cross and we get all kinds of fun mixed up colors (you can see a couple here!) but the pumpkin inside is still wonderful. Great pumpkin + great pumpkin = Great pumpkin! And we cook these (I roast them in the oven when it cools off) and use them in pumpkin muffins, pies, cakes, soups.... and just to eat.

Below you have more Indian Dolls and Porcelain dolls... and this doesn't even touch the BLUE PUMPKINS, the  Blue Dolls and the Jarrahdales (my personal favorite)

And the Tondos and Mini-warts and Warty Gnomes and One-too-manys.


It's the season of color. A season of change... and it brings us right to Thanksgiving and Advent... a season of waiting.

But that's a blog for another day because right now, on this pumpkin farm, we've got color galore... and books releasing, and cookies to bake and animals to feed....

What's fall like in your part of the world? Are you surrounded by "leaf peepers", tourists looking for peak color in the trees... or are you in aspen world, turning gold?

And I first saw Larch trees, all golden and needly in the Southern Tier of NY.... I didn't even know what a Larch tree was!

Or are you in the desert Southwest? Or coastal crazy?

I love my Northeast woodlands. I love the change of seasons, I love all four seasons... and I might be part dryad because I love trees....

But when I'm in the Southwest and see those vast vistas of colored rock and rim...  I see the beauty there, too!

Multi-published, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne loves her quaint pumpkin farm in Western New York and all its trees and colors and critters.... Did you know the woodlands have lots of critters??? :) She's got a bunch of kids and twice that many grandkids and a couple of dogs, cats, way too many chickens and two mini donkeys that she loves.... and a huge assortment of toads, frogs and snakes. She does not love the snakes. Or having a flying squirrel in her kitchen. Or for that matter, a baby gray squirrel in her kitchen. Mostly she likes cookies in her kitchen.

Find her online at, friend her on facebook, follow Blodgett Family Farm on facebook or follow Ruthy on twitter @RuthLoganHerne.... And mostly she covets your prayers and gives hers in kind.

2 Chronicles 7:14 "if my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land..."

I'm in favor of that!!


  1. Apparently we live in the rainy zone. Just kidding. I can't complain about 2 weeks of rain when other parts of the country are facing real, life-threatening weather conditions. Suffice it to say, Fenway - who does NOT like to get his paws wet - is NOT a happy camper.

    Happy pumpkin season. These are the kinds of pumpkins I can get into. Skip the fake pumpkin spice everything.

    1. Oh, I hear you! We make pumpkin muffins for weekends and folks love them... with real pumpkin spice! :)

      And these are so stinkin' pretty. I forgot yesterday was Thursday... This is my running from morning to night season and I love it... but I do mess up my days! EEK!

  2. Oh, how I love seeing these pictures, Ruthy. They make me long for fall. Ours is still a good month, month and half away. You won't find any tree peepers in our neck of the woods. No, they'd be the ones headed your way.

    I love your assortment of pumpkins. And, we know how those mums have been cared for and prayed amongst. I'm looking forward to replacing my summer-weary petunias with some mums, just as soon as they bring them out.

    1. Your summers are like forever long... but I think Luke will love it down there. He's ready to kiss winters goodbye!

      These pumpkins make me smile. And monster-sized butternut squash this year... So big! They loved the hot, dry weather. The Indian/ornamental corn did not, it didn't ear up properly so that's not going to be plentiful...

      But so much else is wonderful that we're not going to fret over it! Each season brings its own ups and downs. Kind of like writing, eh??? :)

  3. I'm with Mindy - those mums are special! If I was anywhere close, I'd be stopping by to pick one up to decorate our front porch!

    I LOVE your variety of pumpkins. They are all beautiful in their different colors and shapes and sizes. There's a lesson in that, I think. ;-)

    1. Agreed! I took a pic of a bunch of little ones, hanging out together, all colors and shapes for a diversity post. :) The pumpkins and eggs don't care about color... they care about being pumpkins and eggs.