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Nature's Inspiration Movie -- Nature's Inspiration Movie: The photographs in this short video are from award-winning photographer, Ken Jenkins, and they are breathtaking. However, this video is much more than beautiful photographs! Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude. Absolute must watch for nature lovers.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Growing Pumpkins and Watermelons

I started growing vegetables in 2010. 2011 was my second year and I ventured out to try growing something new (well, from my experience point of view). I planted iced-watermelon plants and Bonnie's pumpkin plants.
My husband built a small raised-bed and a trellis, using whatever wood were lying around in the basement, to raise the plants. Pumpkin plants hardly need any care and they can easily overrun the garden. Luckily for us, the Bengalis, we cook and eat not only pumpkins but pumpkin flowers, and the plant - everything of pumpkin is considered delicacy and variety of dishes are cooked using either the flower or leaves and stem or the vegetable.
We not only enjoy the pumpkins but even share some with our animal-friends and animal-neighbors. Our animal-friends never destroy or attack our vegetables. This was the last pumpkin that was growing; weather got chilly and most of the food-sources of our friends got depleted. Then only they came to try out the pumpkin.

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