Okay folks. Here's the scoop on the pumpkin who has been affectionately named Lt. Col. Pumpkin. It's an inside-joke-thing!
Here's what the pumpkin looked like on August 24.
Soon after that photo the leaves near the beginning of the plant started dying so I knew it only had a few more weeks before we would need to cut it. I started trimming off dead leaves and cut off one whole leg of the vine that was only taking nourishment from the main vine to give it as much time to grow as possible.
Finally, we decided that this past Thursday was the appointed day.
Here is "pumpkin day" in photos:
It's up to her chest lying on it's side!! In reality, we should have stood Lt. Col. Pumpkin up on his butt when he was still young, but alas, we didn't think about it until he was too frumpy to sit properly!
Michael, our friend Jesse and Eli moving Lt. Col. Pumpkin from his home.
Lt. Col. Pumpkin weighed in at a whopping SEVENTY-FIVE pounds - you read that right, I said 75lbs. Holy moly, no wonder it took two men to get him off the ground.
We actually had 2 pumpkins. The smaller one was on a smaller plant and even though it was also lying on its side, it ended up looking fairly pretty and properly shaped.
However, the only thing I could think while taking this photo was "quick, get them off my glass top stove before it breaks!!"
Tune in next week for the next installment - Lt. Col. Pumpkin goes to work!