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Friday, August 15, 2008

My Pumpkin Patch

I think I told y'all about my pumpkin patch a while back. If not, here's the scoop. I had a pumpkin on my front porch for decoration last Fall. I didn't ever carve it into a Jack O'Lantern, and it sat on the front steps for most of the Winter. After a while, it started getting mushy and it was too soft to carry to the garbage can without leaving a trail of pumpkin mush behind me. So... I tossed it into the flower bed, behind an azalea and figured that nature would take it's course and it would rot away eventually.

A few months later, I found a couple of pumpkins vines growing behind the azalea! The seeds had started to germinate and formed vines! I watered it everyday and started making plans for what I'm going to do with all of my pumpkins when they reach maturity this Fall. I figured I would need to borrow or rent a pickup truck and I would fill the back of the truck up with pumpkins and park it in a gas station parking lot somewhere and sell the pumpkins. Michael said I was crazy and I probably wouldn't get even one pumpkin.

Well--- just yesterday I snapped this photo of my first pumpkin. Michael was amazed.... well, until he noticed that it was fake. I found some of Halloween decorations at work and brought one of the fake pumpkins home and placed it under the vine. Oh well, maybe someday soon I can post some pictures of some real pumpkins growing in my yard!


Anonymous Steph McKinnell said...

Well if you do get pumpkins, I'll be glad to take them off your hands--I carve a bunch of pumpkins every year!

10:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot even respond.

1:11 AM


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