During potato harvest, we were forced to finish cleaning out the garden in between cooking and delivering food to the crew. It started freezing during the night on Wednesday, and we are having a few nights of extremely cold weather (in the 20s), so I knew that anything we wanted to save from the garden needed to be harvested and put in a safe place. The good thing about cleaning out the garden during spud harvest, is that I had lots of extra help. My mother in law and my nieces and nephews helped my kids and I out. Harvesting our pumpkins and gourds is a favorite for the kids and I. We always love seeing what exciting things have grown under all of those giant leaves. We like to grow neat varieties because we love the unique pumpkins and gourds much more than the perfect, round, and orange pumpkin! We even grew indian corn this year, and the kids (and grandma) enjoyed opening each and every cob to see what neat colors and varieties were inside. We also harvested the rest of our tomatoes, carrots and peppers. I'm a little sad that the fresh garden veggies won't be right in my back yard anymore, but I will admit that I'm looking forward to a break. It's tiresome keeping up with the garden and produce all year...so it will be nice to relax and enjoy the goodies I canned and froze during the long winter.