Back Roads and Side Shows in Pentwater

One of my favorite things to do in Pentwater is to poke around the surrounding country roads, where evidence of the area’s extraordinarily generative agricultural microclimate is seen throughout the growing season and at rest in between.

Most recently we visited our favorite squash farm which you can find, each October, by driving East on Monroe Street until you see piles of gorgeous pumpkins and fantastical squash heaped up by a farmhouse on the right side of the road.IMG_2711

On the way we passed a seemingly infinite field of growing pumpkins, and wondered what happens to them in the few short fall weeks between when they seem to magically appear, full grown and the first frost.