The 22nd annual giant pumpkin weigh-off is just days away and Uesugi Farm in San Martín is preparing for a great contest this year.
The recent 100-degree weather doesn’t exactly inspire scarf wearing, leaf pile jumping or the imbibing of piping hot pumpkin spice lattes.
Another dog has claimed me as her human. It took three months after the death of my beloved Pumpkin for that inner voice to tell me, “I think you’re ready.” It’s sooner than I anticipated, but there was a void left behind - an emptiness that I knew could be filled by saving the life of another dog. I simply had to wait for my grief to ease and my heart to open enough to welcome a new companion home.