The Great Pumpkin

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.



About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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