Monday, August 9, 2010

The beginning

Last year Dad and I tried growing a giant pumpkin. It never took hold, probably because I'm the one who planted the seeds (I've killed cacti.) This year, I'm helping by not touching it -- except for the costumes. This is what our pumpkin looked like in early May. Today it's an estimated 216 pounds. We're going for a thousand, or as close as we can get by the Pumpkinfest weigh-in Oct. 16.

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