See posts here, here, here, here, here, and here if you've missed out on this fun.
However, I will say that we grew one plant this summer that thoroughly caught us off guard ... in a great way.
It all began last fall.
We were romping around the yard as we do, tossing kids in leaves, and playing with the season's blessings.
In the country, when the season is over. These natural wonders don't go to the dump. They get thrown into the woods. Compost, right?!?
Can you guess where this story is going?
Look what we found growing near our fence this summer! Isn't he perfect?
He's the perfect finishing touch to a simple centerpiece. (Ours is the little guy.)
He's also a perfect mountain for driving cars over.
Y'all, if we were amazed by produce springing up that we tried to grow, you cannot even imagine our excitement over plants we didn't try for.
Isn't nature incredible?
Lesson Learned: Pumpkin seeds. Not just for eating.