Today on the farm we went to the pumpkin patch. There we learned that the farm had multiple varieties of pumpkins and gourds. The two main pumpkin varieties that they sold were Jack o lantern pumpkins, and pie pumpkins. The farm also had several varieties of decorative gourds ready for the Autumn season. The pumpkins we picked today were relatively small Jack o Lanterns (maybe). What we did was have the truck drive along side us as we picked the big pumpkins from their plants. Once we got the pumpkins, we put them into the back of the truck into gigantic boxes. We did this for most of the day, but in the end we got some amazing time lapse shots of us picking pumpkins and moving along with the truck. One of my favorite things about the time-lapse footage is that you could watch as the clouds passed, formed and dissipated in the sky, all within the length of only a couple seconds.
First day: Potatoes! Second day: watermelons and peppers. Today . . . Pumpkins.
At the end of the interview, I got an idea to make a super-condensed interview afterwords in order to add a certain amount of humor to my slightly awkward interview.
In the end, the two cats stole the show and captured everyone's attention for probably a good thirty minutes. I can't wait to start going through the data and begin the editing process!
While were were being shown the peppers, we were also introduced to a new vegetable called kale. As it turns out, kale is used a lot in smoothies, juices and health drinks (and totally not a champion in the popular game called League of Legends). When it comes to taste, it tastes a bit like sour clover, but without the sour and more bitter.
Once we finished picking peppers for the day, we all hopped into the back of a (very [VERY]) hot van and drove over to a field of watermelons. Once we arrived we were introduced to a variety of watermelons; Some of them seedless, some of them not. Despite the presence of seeds or not, they were all very tasty. Surprisingly enough, the insides of the watermelons remain remarkably cool in the extreme heat of the sun.
but other than that it was pretty straight forward.
I think my favorite part of the day was when we were shown the place where all the Jalapeño peppers were grown.