Pumpkin love

I grow mini pumpkins every year. I just love watching ’em grow. I never grow the large ones because they’re so huge. So maybe in June, I saw a baby pumpkin plant volunteer in our front yard. I mean, after all these years, I KNOW what a squash plant looks like. E insisted that it was just a weed, and we negotiated for this weed NOS (not otherwise specified) to keep his chosen spot and see who was right.

Now, if you’ve ever seen a pumpkin patch, you know this is exactly what it looks like. We’ve got 50 feet of pumpkin vines.  Squash blossoms galore. Except…there were no pumpkins.

I started to worry a little. I mean, how could I gloat without proof that I was right?

And then I spied him:

And here he is today, maybe 2 weeks after:

Isn’t he cute???

We do have the little guys, too, but I’m loving the big one best. And being able to say “I told you so”

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to Pumpkin love

  1. How awesome! Sharing the pumpkin love with you, Cheryl. 🙂 I would do backflips if a pie pumpkin popped up in my yard. 😉

    Shirley

  2. Shirley, would love to see you doing backflips! I have no idea if it’s a pie pumpkin or another kind

  3. Oh, my! Too funny! I leave a lot of NOSWeeds also, just because you never know… 🙂

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