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A Big Disappointment. October 21, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I saw these pumpkins on a doorstep in Deerfield recently, and as they were waist-high to me and looked way  too big to bake or carve, I stopped and pulled out my photobox:

The homeowner came out as I was skulking up and down the street and lamented that this year had been pretty abysmal – his best efforts (displayed here) were only around 800 lbs,  as contrasted with last year’s crop which topped out around thirteen hundred pounds.

As disappointments go, I’d have to classify that as big.   😉

Note to self:  Go back there next year.  Not every year sucks this hard!

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1. jomegat - October 21, 2011

Disappointing as they are, they are still pretty impressive. But I don’t know what I’d do with something like that, especially if I couldn’t bake them. Pumpkins rot, and these… would rot hard!

2. littlebangtheory - October 21, 2011

He had many bigger this year, but they rotted in place – Irene did them in.

3. UM - October 28, 2011

Hahah! Love this post. Kind of funny, although not for the farmer, with whom I empathize. Anyway, crazy gourds pops! Thanks for sharing. I’m particularly fond of those big green ones…

4. littlebangtheory - October 29, 2011

Your Welcome! I too like the non-standard ones, lumpy and bumpy and shaped more like giant squash. And green! 😆


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