It’s pumpkin harvest time here on GreenBluff and things are chugging along. I love to watch the steady flow of farmhands buzzing about on our property and beyond as they gather pumpkins for everyone to enjoy.

Pumpkins have the pleasure of bringing a smile to everyone they meet. Who doesn’t love a pumpkin?

As the autumn weather sets in and the air begins to frost, so does the foliage on the plants. It’s actually quite nice when that occurs because it makes harvesting that much easier. No searching around through the leaves for each pumpkin. The farmhands come through with big clippers and clip the stem away from the plant. The stems can be quite prickly and tough.

The pumpkins are gathered up and placed in big bins to be transported by tractor to Byron’s farm across the way where they will be sold.

Happy harvest, pumpkins. Happy harvest, you. And may every pumpkin bring a smile.



I was recently on WBCL radio. You can listen by clicking hereif you’d like. (My segment starts just after the 6 minute mark).

First image: Samantha Cabrera


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.