I've been trying to come up with a good story line for this "caper", but keep hitting snags, so until I have the story done, I may as well let you see the photos.....
The pumpkin patch just after the first trimming of the vines
The first sign of pumpkins in June
July - and the pumpkin is growing well
August - just about when we started to realize we might have something big
October - and a blue ribbon for this 48 pounder says it all
(except for how good the pies were that we made from this pumpkin