Home Grown

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Back when I was a teen the words "home grown" was exciting because you didn't know what you were going to get. Now a days, being in the Old Farts Club it's not as exciting because it means vegetables.

My crop didn't come in to good this year, only the two on the left came from my garden. The cool thing however is that when I got to work on Friday there was a large flat bed trailer a couple of doors down from me full of pumpkins, possibly 100 of them. And there was a sign on the trailer that said HELP YOUR SELF compliments of Laurel Seibold, Coldwell Banker, Realtor. Laurel is a really good guy and I thought I knew him but I was totally unaware that he lives on some acreage and grows pumpkins. Thanks Laurel!

 

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Comments (23)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.  I have to order my pumpkins for

my farm 

Sep 26, 2022 08:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK  Bob so I must be an old fart:)) I immediately thought  of Vegetables:)) Now with that said I have to go to the Farmer's Market or to Trader Joe's to get such good looking Pumpkins, Endre

Sep 26, 2022 09:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... well you're two pumpkins ahead of me! And I don't even buy them! 

Sep 27, 2022 03:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Bob,

I don't grow pumpkins but I'd say your two look mighty good! Nice give away of pumpkins! I always buy 2 for Hudson and Beckett..wake up call time to get them!

Sep 27, 2022 04:20 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Your two pumpkins came out just fine!

Sep 27, 2022 04:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. "Home Grown" is a memory when you live in a Chicago downtown hi-rise' Enjoy your pumpkins!

Sep 27, 2022 05:42 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The pumpkins are starting to come into our area as people get ready for Halloween or just for their fall decorating

Sep 27, 2022 05:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was lucky Kathy Streib as I don't know when Laurel parked the trailer, it may have been there a couple of hours. Also it appeared that he brought only good shaped pumpkins as there was not a bad one in the batch.

Sep 27, 2022 06:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is what I thought as well Lise Howe . Had I been the one who brought them for give a way I would have attached my business card to each one.

Sep 27, 2022 06:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We usually have better luck Endre Barath, Jr. and have enough for everyone in the family but in the past when we didn't (like the year I accidently planted mini-pumpkins) we would get them at Menard's or Walmart.

Sep 27, 2022 06:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I still like carving them Nina Hollander, Broker . I don't try to be overly creative, just traditional ... I don't want to scare myself. 😂

Sep 27, 2022 06:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I hope you post a picture of  Hudson and Beckett's  pumpkin carving skills.

Sep 27, 2022 06:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Kat Palmiotti . If I carve the little one it would only accomodate a birthday candle so I think I will just paint that one. You have room to plant an acre or more of pumpkins, think about it for next year 😂.

Sep 27, 2022 06:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you for the smile Wayne Martin . Pumpkin vines are very strong so you may want to try it next year and let them hang down a floor or two. 😤

Sep 27, 2022 06:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Often we will paint the small ones Ed Silva and they end up decorating our living room for a month of more.

Sep 27, 2022 06:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sharing the load of pumpkins is a very nice act of kindness. 

There will be some good pumpkin pies in your community.

Sep 27, 2022 08:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Roy Kelley my wife tells me it is a lot less work to just buy the pie at the grocery store. She is wonderful in the kitchen and I'm not about to tell her what to do in her domain.

Sep 27, 2022 01:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Hey, you did better with your pumpkin harvest than I did.  However, I didn't plant any.  As an aside, I went through a Burger King drive thru at noon today.  They are growing pumpkins in their landscape.  I loved it!

Sep 27, 2022 05:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 27, 2022 05:29 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is cool (that Burger King allowed the staff to grow a garden on the grounds) and the feature is also very cool Myrl Jeffcoat . Thank you!

Sep 28, 2022 05:47 AM