National Farm Safety Week is September 20-26. The University of Nebraska Haskell Ag Lab has some virtual farm safety programs to watch and or participate in. We have programs on ATV safety, general harvest and farm safety, youth safety, electrical safety, and how sleep deprivation impacts farm and harvest safety. Plan to join in any or all of the programs offered.
A day at the pumpkin patch
· Skin: The outside, colored part of the pumpkin.
· Flesh: The stuff inside, used for cooking.
· Easy Carving: Is the pumpkin fairly easy to carve with a knife or pumpkin-carving kit?
· Shape: Pumpkins are not just round. They can be squat, tall, long, uneven, etc.
· Texture: Glide your fingers across the pumpkin's skin. Is it bumpy, slightly rough, or smooth as a baby's bottom? That is the pumpkin's texture.
· Ribbing: If you were drawing a pumpkin, the ribbing would be those vertical stripes you create to indicate that it is a pumpkin and not some other round object. Deep ribbing is noted.
· Size: Straightforward—big, small, miniature, medium. Sometimes indicated in weight.
· Keeps well: Describes a pumpkin's "shelf life" or if it tends to last a few months (uncarved) or quickly wither off the vine.