Sorry, Linus. I think I may have beaten you to the most sincere pumpkin patch in the world, because it grew a sincerely great pumpkin. It takes a great pumpkin to lure the Great Pumpkin.
I managed to grow only three pumpkins in my patch, but this one is the equivalent of about 6 large watermelons in size. I reckon it would make about 50 pies. I named him Goliath.
I was confronted with the problem of getting Goliath to my front porch where he would reside in regal splendor until Halloween. The thought of lugging him that far or trying to put him on a dolly didn’t appeal to me. I decided to heft him onto the soft seat of our John Deer Gator and drive him there. Not bad–I only had to lift him in and out of the seat. He makes a statement.