National Pumpkin Day

When I picked up my newspaper this morning I saw an article about pumpkins and found out that today is National Pumpkin Day.

National Pumpkin Day, Pumpkins, Gourds, Pumpkin Spice, San JoaquinPumpkins are a big crop in San Joaquin County where I live and it is the second largest pumpkin growing region in the country. Only Tazewell County, Illinois grows more pumpkins than San Joaquin county.

National Pumpkin Day, Pumpkins, Gourds, Pumpkin Spice, San JoaquinPumpkins are grown for both ornamental and food use. One nearby farm grows 45 different varieties of pumpkins.

Fall Decorations, Downtown Tracy, Harvest TimeHere you see a pumpkin used for decoration in our downtown.

Trina's Tea Kettle, Tea Shop, Tracy, CaliforniaImages of pumpkins are also very popular at this time of year as we get ready for the upcoming holidays.

I thought about posting some pictures of Pumpkin Spice items, but will refrain. This is a post about pumpkins.

Thanksgiving Pie - Pumpkin Pie - First ThanksgivingI will however post a picture of one of my favorite types of pies. I really like a good pumpkin pie and look forward to eating a slice or two at Thanksgiving.

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Steven

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