Pumpkin Patch

Howden Farm, nestled near the Housatonic River, in Sheffield MA is the home of the famous Howden pumpkin, a hands down favorite Jack-O-Lantern, developed by John Howden in the 1960’s.

This time of year, John Howden’s son Bruce continues the tradition of pumpkins on the beautiful farm with mountain views.

Here’s a big one!  Google.com is full of sites celebrating this patented pumpkin famous for its deep rich orange color.

Doesn’t this stem looks like the head of a swan?

We went up and down the rows selecting pumpkins and then putting them back, choosing others.

The Berkshires have been flirting with low temperatures but the fields were still in blossom with many pumpkins not yet ripened.

Once back in the kitchen, carving was fun.  One of the tops of the cut pumpkins has the distinctive veins which look so attractive with the patterned cuts.

Pumpkin buddies……

Buddies with pumpkins……




About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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One Response to Pumpkin Patch

  1. Alexandra says:

    Lots of fun and beautiful pumpkins!

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