Sunday, September 15, 2013
(DF) GREAT PUMPKIN AWARD? SERIOUSLY??
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".