Sunday, September 15, 2013

(DF) GREAT PUMPKIN AWARD? SERIOUSLY??

For the record, NO, I didn't grow these pumpkins.  I didn't even purchase them, or for that matter, carry them to the vehicle.  As much as I would love to take at least some credit for these cute little specimens, I simply can't.

This morning, as I sat quietly eating breakfast, the phone rang.  The number on the screen was not a familiar one so I hesitated.  Finally, I answered it, curious to see what kind of nut job would be calling at breakfast time on Sunday.

When I answered, the voice asked if I was Mr. Smith.  When I indicated that I was, he informed me that I had been selected to receive the "Great Pumpkin Award".  My reaction was a somewhat sarcastic one.  "Great Pumpkin Award?"  "SERIOUSLY??", I asked with no hesitation.

The laughter that came next, I recognized.  It was the brother-in-law type character on the next hill.  Turns out the rumors of him growing pumpkins this year were true, and I was invited to come and pick out a couple.

These are not the largest in the patch, but will serve nicely.  Honestly, I am not currently in shape to lift the largest ones, which are quite a bit bigger.

Anna and I had hoped to grow some of this type of pumpkin, but it is hard for a tightwad to justify the price of seeds for giant pumpkins (they are a bit pricey).  Now, we have plenty of seeds and the opportunity to test the quality of these pumpkins.  I'm sure they will taste great, and I can hardly wait to sample the "Great Pumpkin Award".

4 comments:

  1. I guess the only thing better than picking pumpkins in your own patch is getting them free from someone else's! Hope you enjoy your pies.

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    1. Free is good, especially for a tightwad such as myself, but there is nothing like harvesting from your own garden. As for the pies, I am sure they will be delightful, as will the soup, fried pumpkin, pumpkin bread, etc. Pumpkins are more versatile than most people imagine, after all.

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  2. Looks like I better get out those 2 extra big pic pans I have never gotten to use yet! I can hardly wait! And now, we finally have a few pumpkins of our own ready in the little patch planted here at Anna's Farm.

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    1. From the looks of the pile of pumpkins (the big ones, the homegrown ones and a variety of others), we may need more than just the big pie pans. Thank goodness they keep well until opened.

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