Friday, August 13, 2010

Congrats to My Children and Their Great Pumpkin

My two children have been growing pumpkins for three years now and have become quite the experts for 4 and 6-year-olds. Last year their pumpkin beat my pumpkin by 50 pounds (my pumpkin was destroyed by a hail storm but a win is a win). This year, even after their pumpkin plant got thrashed by a big hail storm, they have already beat their personal best. Their record was previously set last year at 85 pounds. As of this morning they are sitting at 100 pounds according to the charts and they still have 40 growing days left to grow. I think they might even get to 250 pounds at their present growing rate. One amazing thing to me is that even though their plant is only about 100 square feet the day 20 measurements were actually a bit ahead of my 1236 Harp day 20 measurements and I expect this pumpkin to go very heavy to the charts. Congrats to the both of them on their hard work!

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