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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pumpkin Protection Program Graduates

In case we've forgotten,

The fill dirt bin pumpkins:

Found a place to grow, and did.

The road super thought they were perfect for 
Trick and Treat in the Village.

Then one was taken!
And the road super removed the remaining two
To a safe location.
His Pumpkin Protection Program.

Until tonight.
October 31st.
Beggar's Night - Trick or Treat

Meet the two fill dirt pumpkins.
One on the stump, one on the top step.
Together with some cousins from an inferior patch.
The road super carver said 
Never has he carved such thick walled pumpkins.

A warm rain on the Trick or Treaters

And on the road super, and his Cracker Jacks and Orange Crush treats.

Such impressive pumpkins
Their seeds will grow next year
In dirt worth growing in.


  1. All cute pumpkins. Interesting that those pumpkins had thicker skin so to speak. Looked like trick or treat was fun in your neck of the woods!


  2. They did well....imagine how much better those seeds will do next year.

  3. Thank you for completing the story for us - and promising an even better one for next year.

  4. Such fabulous looking pumpkins! I'm glad the seeds will grow again next year.

  5. I'm so glad there was a happy ending!
    Jane x

  6. Hari Om
    .....and awwwwwww - to cute to be scaresome! Hope you all survived the Hallows. YAM xxx

  7. So glad it turned out well, great pumpkins!

  8. Woooohooooo.... I've beeb rooting for these pumpkins... and they made it to their intended destiny. Looks like a fun time!

  9. I was wondering about the fill dirt pumpkins.

  10. Truly handsome all the way around!

  11. What cute pumpkins!

  12. Nothing like good dirt and a little pumpkin protection to produce amazing produce.

  13. And so they should. They're brilliant

  14. I was struck by the Sphinx-like position of the jack-o-lantern on the stump!

  15. It sure was fun to see the life story of those beautiful pumpkins. We're waiting for the squirrels to dine on our jack-o-lanterns.

  16. In spite of the rain the road super had 225 children go through. He did run out of orange crush! He say Rain, Wind and Snow cannot stop a trick or treater! I enjoyed watching them, until I was too wet.

  17. I am glad to hear that you are saving the thick walled-pumpkin seeds for next year. Always like seed saving projects especially since these two pumpkins really were healthy.-- barbara

  18. Nature is often a capricious wench. There was a real shortage of pumpkins where we live, and they rotted very quickly, even the ones grown by "real" farmers. And to think how healthy these ones are, orphan seeds in an indifferent patch of earth ... Hope we hear more of the saga next year.

  19. Of course they had thick walls! They had to fight to thrive, so developed thick skin! Glad to see they made it.