The Spirit of a Volunteer

Pumpkin blossomWe didn’t plant pumpkin this year, but one volunteered. It had blossoms as beautiful as any tropical flower.

Only one flower set but the pumpkin grew and grew…and grew.

We harvested it to sit on our porch for Halloween. I decided not to carve it so it would last to make our pies for Thanksgiving. We didn’t weigh it but you can see it was a beauty. When we cut it open I was really glad I hadn’t tried to carve it. The flesh was over three inches thick.

I now have two gallons of pumpkin puree to use! Typical over performing volunteer.

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