Autumn arrived quietly. Mum and dad harvested pumpkins before frost do damage.

We make compost from organic scraps. This year wild watermelon grew in our backyard! This one was the biggest.

The next watermelon is medium sized. I hope to compare them side by side when we harvest.

Each watermelon starts out as these tiny bulbs.

Below is watermelon foliage. I will be looking out for these next year!

We carried pumpkins like the hefty one below individually. They are now in storage.

Another crop begins while one finishes. These below are a row of kumara - winter comfort food. (For family gathering only!) The leaves make a mild vegetable dish.


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