TerriLynn’s Grandfather, Roy Joseph Breaux, born March 1, 1932 farmed on this land for many decades. Behind their beautiful home in Raceland, LA he grew vegetables of all sorts: okra, potatoes, onions, turnips, carrots, cucumbers, melons, squash, and corn, to name a few. Mr. Breaux passed away last March and still kept his garden going up until his last days with us, even at an astonishing 90 years old.
Audrey Hepburn said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” and that is certainly what Mr. Breaux did. To say he was a hard worker is an understatement. He served in the US Army to defend our borders and our freedom. He was deployed to the Korean War in the early 1950’s and fought there bravely while leaving behind his wife and his first born daughter, Royetta (TerriLynn’s Mother).
Farming is no easy task and to think that he had this huge space busting at the seems is a real accomplishment. He put lots of love and care into this space cherishing the wonderful gift of growing plants from seed. This property is something extra special to TerriLynn and her family and now, we have the honor of growing Haven Flower Farm’s first crop of pumpkins on it! I know he is smiling down at us and giving a thumbs up!
We looked through SO MANY varieties of pumpkins and, in true #hff fashion, chose the unique ones. What I mean by unique is that they are NOT your tradtional orange pumpkin (no disrespect to traditional orange pumpkins) or have been dubbed a specialty variety. We know that our local community can get their hands on the traditional pumpkins so we want to bring some of these awesome newbies to our local area. Here's a glimpse at the varieties that we chose… CAN YOU IMAGINE THESE ON YOUR FRONT PORCH?! ;)
WANT PUPMKINS? STAY TUNED…
We are expecting a large quantity of pumpkins to share, good Lord willing, so stay tuned on where you can get them and PLEASE share this with anyone who loves ALL THINGS FALL. They won’t want to miss out on these beautiful varieties!!!