(don't be alarmed..........it's not a horror blog post)
which now has been taken over by pumpkin vines and brightly blooming zinnias.
If you look to your right, you can barely see Sophie as she romps around in the thick growth.
I had only meant to have a small patch of pumpkins in the front yard so that I could look out in between my writing and enjoy the view. I did not think that they would take off and grow this well. Of course I really enjoy the view now.........
A few posts back I showed you this pumpkin, which at that time was 49 inches around. I have watched it grow and have been so delighted with it, that I have had a hard time deciding about cutting it..........however, more pumpkins are wanting to grow, so with the knife, I cut it from the vine.
It was so large and heavy that I struggled getting it to the front porch. It reached 56 1/2 inches around and weighed 62 pounds!
Most of all it is just a really pretty pumpkin.................
don't you think??
It is so big that it makes my regular size pumpkins look like miniatures.
I've been asked by friends and family about what I plan to do with it.
I am not going to carve it. I am just going to enjoy looking at it on the porch. I am sure there is a lot of good pumpkin inside of it that could be cooked down for pies ............but I will do that with my other pumpkins.
When the large pumpkin finally gets wilted down towards late fall, I will take out the seeds and keep them for next year's planting.
In fact, I think I won't have grass in the yard any longer.................
I think I will have a pumpkin patch instead.