I cannot believe the wheels have fallen off my sweet chauffeured ride. Just when I thought my days of being The Lady Alone Traveler were finished and I’d be writing blog posts about happy travels in the passenger seat, I hit a giant pothole in the figurative road. The wheel smashed like a pumpkin; practically ruined my day.
But what’s a Lady Alone to do? Stand by the side of the road in her boo-hoo-ing hoop skirt and hope some dude with a tire iron comes along? Just my luck he’d smash the rest of the pumpkins in my vehicle!
Yes, I bought some pumpkins. And although I’m not a “Halloweenie” kind of person, I had decided I would “do the pumpkin” this year. Five of them to be exact, one for each of the big tree stumps along the street-side of my yard. I’d carve a letter into each of them, maybe some five letter word like “Julie” or “Boooo” or “Moxie.”
But where do you buy pumpkins around here?
You buy pumpkins at Blackie’s Farm Fresh Produce at 966 Minot Road in Auburn, that’s where. I don’t know the whole story about Blackie’s. I’ll have to do some more research because inquiring minds want to know. But according to Yelp*, Blackie’s gets five stars and one Yelper says “Blackie’s is a yearlong oasis of beautiful, bountiful produce.”
The window for buying Halloween pumpkins is rapidly closing and if you, like me, put it off until the last minute, Blackie’s still has tons of pumpkins.
At forty-nine cents a pound, you can’t beat that with a tire iron.