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Pumpkins + High Heels…..

…Why not! Here are some fabulous luncheon tables designed by Mike Hillis of Hillis and Company that paired Poverty Hills pumpkins with high heeled shoes. Isn’t it great how the soft greys in the shoes coordinate with the heirloom blues and corals of our patch? I love how the rustic straw softens the whole look, … Continue reading

Pumpking Picking

Pumpkin Care and Handling Guide

Poverty Hills’ Guide to Pumpkin Care and Handling As you are decorating with pumpkins this season, be sure to keep these tips in mind: Start with a pumpkin that has no scratches or cuts to the skin. Any breaks in the skin will allow bacteria in to start the decomposition process. Avoid using pumpkins with … Continue reading


Farm Fresh

Last week we got to go on a rescue mission to a farm in North-Central Nebraska. This was the coolest farm! This place had been in the same family since 1904 and was so incredibly rich with history and great stories! It was definitely the first farm place I had ever been on that had … Continue reading


More Pumpkins Coming to the Whistle Stop!

Yakety Sax! Just got word that the Whistle Stop is almost sold out of pumpkins within just two hours of opening their Fall Market! We are getting busy bringing more! Check back for our latest load of goodies! Fall Market hours at ‘the Stop’ are Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-4.  


And so it begins…

And so it begins… That time of the year that we fondly refer to as ‘Pumpkin Season’. This time of the year is also known as… … ‘Supper-Came-Out-of-the-Freezer (or drive through!) Season’ … ‘Sleep-is-Seriously-Overrated Season’ … ‘Yes-You-Will-Learn-Your-Parents-Are-Crazy-Evie Season’ It’s also secretly my favorite season! I absolutely love the weather, the colors, the textures, and the … Continue reading


Oh, Milo!

Finally! After a few years of thinking we should grow this crop again… it actually happened this year! This forgotten crop was once a staple on this farm. The toughness of this plant combined with its value as a livestock feed made it a popular choice in years past. The farmland in Nebraska that was … Continue reading


Going pumpkin huntin’!

It’s (almost) my favorite time of year! The three of us just went on a ‘pumpkin hunt’ through the patch to see what was growing! We had so much fun tip toeing through the vines pointing out our finds to each other. Here’s a sneak peek of what this fall will bring…. Here we go … Continue reading


A beautiful day…

Today I was fortunate to be surrounded by beauty as I worked… …on a wedding for the friend of a friend… …smelling the lovely garden roses as I went… ….looking forward to another day of beauty tomorrow!

Erin and Girls

The 2011 Update

Wow! It’s hard to believe its now officially summer. What a busy year it’s been… and its safe to say that 2011 has been particularly crazy here. Let me catch you up on what’s been going on at Poverty Hills… To start, we were blessed with out first child, Evie Mae, on April 5th. She … Continue reading

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s hard to believe fall is saying it’s last goodbye as winter is slowly moving in… I love this time of year for lots of different reasons…. crisp air, twinkling lights in the night, and giving to others! I absolutely love to surprise friends and family with a homemade gift! I’m getting my “to-make” list … Continue reading