Have you met Bossy’s homegrown pumpkin?
About that: Bossy’s spontaneous pumpkin patch produced five pumpkins. Two rotted before they were plucked from the vine, and a third rotted before Halloween.
Also: Bossy was too worried about her remaining pumpkins to allow them position in front of the house where squirrels are on the attack. So her glorious pumpkins stayed hidden from view until the arrival of dusk on Halloween night.
All in all, Bossy spent approximately two billion dollars to grow and coddle her pumpkins. Sure glad she didn’t have to buy them at the store!
tj saysNovember 1, 2008 at 12:13 pm
…Hello Miss Bossy! Yeah, isn’t that the God’s honest truth?! By the time you figure in your time planting, watering, weeding, buying and spraying organic insecticide, etc…etc…etc…a homegrown pumpkin should be oh, about $40?…lol… :oD
…Nice cucurbit tho’ – great job!
Cactus Petunia saysNovember 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm
It’s survival of the fittest in my backyard, too. All but 3 of my zucchini rotted this year…but at least I didn’t have to go around secretly depositing huge squashes on my neighbor’s porches in August.
corrie saysNovember 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm
Hope you, your husband and your little sunshine enjoyed a Happy Halloween!
Congrats on the successful pumpkin patch!
Hey~ a carved jack-o-lantern is the sign of success.
Say What? saysNovember 2, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Hey, our 6 pumpkins never even got carved this year. And we spent $36 on the darn things! Of course that was for the wagon rides and the JOY of seeing your children pick out their own pumpkin out of a field. (oh and for the record, I only have 2 children – not 6)
Guess I better get cracking though – I can make pumpkin puree for the next 6 years.
Just Jamie saysNovember 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm
Wait, you can *grow* pumpkins?
Bush Babe saysNovember 3, 2008 at 7:25 am
Can I admit something here? I don’t really understand Halloween. *ducks for cover*. Little Aussies have started doin’ it (trick and treating) … but me? Don’t get it. Love pumpkin lanterns and pumpkin scones though… that count for anything?