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Summer Heats Up

We’ve been a bit spoiled with some fairly mild temperatures this summer. Last week and this week, however, we have felt the brunt of Kansas heat. Early this morning, the pumpkin plants looked beautiful-dark green vines, bright yellow blossoms, and busy bees. Grammy went to get her camera before noon, and this is the result.

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The blossoms are already closed due to the heat. They close as the plant conserves moisture. These pumpkin plants are pretty reliable temperature gauges! Today they seem to say, “Stay inside if you can. It is too hot for man, beast, and blossom.”

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, Kansas 2015

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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Midsummer’s Festival

We were happy to be in Lindsborg, KS celebrating the annual Midsummer’s Festival today. The Midsummer festival is a worldwide Swedish tradition held to welcome the arrival of the summer solstice. I must say, that it certainly felt like summer with the temperature climbing over the one hundred degree mark! However, the temperature could not deter the Swedes from dancing, playing Kubb, lots of Swedish foods, and much more. As I watched girls run with their flower crowns amid the themed Dala horses, I was thankful to be in the heartland of Kansas where small communities offer so many opportunities for families to come together!

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm-McPherson, KS 2015

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2015 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Summer

Somehow it is the latter part of Summer 2013 already!  This summer is decidedly different from the past two summers, and we are so thankful.  The rains have come when the plants needed them, and the temperatures have not been as extreme as the past two summers. The plants are really showing it!

Here is a leaf on one of the Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin vines.

Here is a leaf on one of the Dill’s Atlantic Giant pumpkin vines.

The School Garden of giants and minis looks great this year.

The School Garden of giants and minis looks great this year.

 

                                                                                                                                                    Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2013 – McPherson, KS

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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