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Pumpkin Patch

My church bought the land behind the main building with an eye toward expanding our facility. Then stuff happened and we have no means of expansion but we do have that nice expanse of flat ground. The guy who keeps our grounds looking awesome tore a patch out of it to re-sod bare areas up front, so Victoria and I planted pumpkins back there. I had just read Food Not Lawns, in which (among other things) the author advocates tossing squash seeds in vacant lots: guerrilla gardening.

We didn't tell the guy, though, and he dumped a big pile of brush on top of our pumpkin patch. That did not discourage the pumpkins. The vines rose through the sticks and produced big, fat pumpkins. We sold seven of them at the service auction today. My fillip of marketing genius was to name each one and have Victoria decorate the name tags. There are still a few out back that haven't turned orange yet. I think we'll have another five or so before the season's over.

The other exciting news is my new toy. It was supposed to be a birthday present, but it came in an Amazon box addressed to me and I was expecting an Amazon box anyway, but not one with a Kindle in it. So I opened it by mistake but of course I had to start using it right away. I am enjoying it immensely.


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Sep. 30th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Cool idea. Happy Early Birthday!!!!!
Oct. 16th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
This is your CPOTD. But I have no email address for you :)

Oct. 16th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Ack! Nooooo!

It's a strip called Rhymes With Orange and the date is Friday, Oct 2 (I know, today is not the 2nd).

Meep! Will try and find it another way for you.
Oct. 16th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
It's showing up for me. And your timing is exquisite! Thank you!
Oct. 16th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I have a theory that CPOTD's are omniscient. They appear because a person needs them at that point.

The gods speak to me through the funny pages!!! (which, if you believe in higher being(s) and know me, should really be no surprise.) (ok, I think I need more tea, more candy corn or more chocolate)
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