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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 106 Entries.
Monday, January 1 View Page
Happy New Year.. May 2018 be a great year for all.. Orange Rules..
 
Wednesday, March 28 View Page
A day of peace..
 
Wednesday, March 28 View Page
No pumpkins, seeds, e mails, just a day of rest. Life is good.
 
Sunday, April 8 View Page
In the beginning..
 
Sunday, April 8 View Page
There was a sale...
 
Monday, April 16 View Page
Finished skinning all huts. Filed and soaking two 1223.5s, two 916 Rondeau's and a 1403 Companion for a friend and possibly me..
 
Wednesday, April 18 View Page
You never know what you will find when you go for a ride..
 
Saturday, April 21 View Page
All seeds are filed, soaked and in germ box. 1404 Rea,1275 Rea,1059 Vincent McGill,1048 Engel, 777 Young, 1223.5, 1092, 1044 and 816 Gansert.. Good luck everyone...
 
Sunday, April 22 View Page
All cold frames are out......
 
Thursday, May 3 View Page
One down,, more to go...
 
Saturday, May 5 View Page
Put 5 plants in the ground today. My 1223.5, 1044 and 1092,916 Rondeau and 777 Young. I will finish the rest tomorrow..
 
Sunday, May 6 View Page
Planted last 4 plants, my 655 and 816, 1275 Rea and 907 Young.. Good luck everyone..
 
Tuesday, May 8 View Page
Going down to the mid 40s tonight.. Time to cover up..
 
Wednesday, May 9 View Page
Replaced first 907 with backup 907.. Wasn't a hard decision at all..
 
Monday, May 14 View Page
I have been growing pumpkins for the last 20 years.. In that time I have done ok , I have a collection of HDs which make me very happy.. So I read an article from a man I respect very much based on the Foxworthy ( YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK ) theme.. This makes me laugh and I wonder how much I can push young plants to get them going.. Guess what I burnt down 7 of the 9 plants.. I am not throwing in the towel, 10 seeds are in the germ box getting ready to start season 2... You might be feeding too much if you kill your plants before they get out of the cold frames..
 
Sunday, May 20 View Page
Replaced a few of my burnt up plants with back ups today.. Planted a spare 907 Young and 816 Gansert in two empty huts.. Replaced the 777 Young with a 1048 Engel. I also replaced the 916 Rondeau, ( one that I didn't burn )the root ball never grew and it flagged on sunny 60 degree day so after two weeks it had to go. I still have two empty huts and 4 seedlings that will be ready by the end of the week.. Life is good.. I would also like to thank all that offered me plants, you people rock..
 
Sunday, May 20 View Page
I forgot to mention that I replaced 916 Rondeau with the 810 Veitch..
 
Thursday, May 24 View Page
Moving on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky..
 
Friday, May 25 View Page
Put my last 3 plants in the ground today after my early blunder.. If I was a Heavy Hitter I would be on an old chair with a noose around my neck.. Sure is nice to be me..
 
Thursday, May 31 View Page
The only survivor of my first planting. My 1223.5. I would love to tell you it is 12 ft but that would be as big a blunder as my first one..
 
Wednesday, June 6 View Page
Took hut off 907 Young today.. After checking last years notes, 5 of my plants are only about 2 days behind. The other 3 are about 10 days back. Live and learn. Life is good. Orange Rules.. Have a good day..
 
Friday, June 8 View Page
Not a pumpkin anywhere.. Can't be..
 
Friday, June 8 View Page
Took the cold frames off the 810 Veitch and both my 816s today.. Plants are small but healthy.. Life is good.
 
Sunday, June 10 View Page
Took the cold frame off 1048 Engel this morning.. My plants are a little small, after my screw up a month ago I am very happy to have what I do.
 
Friday, June 15 View Page
I knew this would open this morning and I let it.. This is my 1223.5, the only survivor of my first planting.. Flower is at about 8 foot, plant is too small. I should be able to get one further out by the end of the month, so no stress there.. Henry,, it's still more prettier than yours ....
 
Saturday, June 16 View Page
Open on 907 Young at about 6 foot.. Cut off Monday.
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
Glenna,,,,,,,,,,,,,,It's A L I V E ........
 
Tuesday, June 19 View Page
Now serving number 3,, number 3 please..
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
There is an old pumpkin growers Nursing Home on Block Island and I put my name in yesterday..
 
Wednesday, June 27 View Page
First polination of season, 907 Young x 816 Gansert..
 
Thursday, June 28 View Page
Second polination of season 810 Veitch x 816 Gansert..
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
This was yesterday. With expected temps in the 90s the next few days I know that I will still have to run overhead water.
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
Did 4 polinations this morning. Two on my 1223.5, both on the main about 2 foot apart with the 1048 Engel. One one the 1048 Engel x 907 Young and one on my 816b plant x 907 Young..
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
Polinated 810 Veitch x 816b Gansert. (second on main )
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Polinated 907 Young x 816a Gansert..
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Two thirds of the garden... Glenna......It's alive...
 
Thursday, July 5 View Page
816 Gansert x 1044 Gansert
 
Thursday, July 5 View Page
810 Veitch x 816 Gansert ( 3rd on main ).. This will be the keeper. I think..
 
Friday, July 6 View Page
816b Gansert x 907 Young
 
Friday, July 6 View Page
1048 Engel x 1044 Gansert.. Every female so far on this plant has had an issue.. I will keep trying until i get one without issues...
 
Saturday, July 7 View Page
I have a choice to make here by tomorrow. Both polinated the same day and same cross 1223.5 x 1048. Shape is a little better on one furthest away but closest is growing a tiny bit faster. I also polinated one more on main this morning, same cross, just for insurance purposes.
 
Saturday, July 7 View Page
1223.5 Gansert x 1048 Engel
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
Polinated 1048 Engel x 1044 Gansert.. This female looked normal. Hope it takes..
 
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Went to Block Island with my cousins yesterday and had a great day.. Now I have a couple days of catch up in the patch to pay for it.. Life is good.
 
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
907 Young x 1044 Gansert
 
Friday, July 13 View Page
Polinated 810 Veitch x 816b Gansert ( 4th on main ) having abort issues here due to heat..Also polinated 1044 Gansert x 1275 Rea.. I still have two plants without fruit, I will set fruit on these two very soon.. Orange Rules..
 
Thursday, July 19 View Page
Glenna,,,, IT'S ALIVE,,,I hope.. 1275 Rea x 1044 Gansert..
 
Friday, July 27 View Page
Spent the afternoon doing a general clean up around all the stumps. Weeded and cut off some old leaves.. I am happy to say that at this moment none seem to have any issues. Life is good..
 
Saturday, July 28 View Page
I grew a pair !
 
Sunday, July 29 View Page
30 day numbers on my 1223.5 are cc 113, ss 77, ee 70, ( 260 ott )..
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
20 day cc on 907 Young is 70 inches.
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
20 day cc on my 816b is 79 inches. This is an open polination, I had a controlled polination in front and behind this. The one in front was a little too close and the one behind had a nick in it. So open it is..
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Scarecrow of the month ........ July............
 
Saturday, August 4 View Page
This is one butt ugly pumpkin off my 816 seed I am growing two and the other has potential while this does not.. This will be first plant to be composted..
 
Saturday, August 4 View Page
No need to water tomorrow..
 
Sunday, August 5 View Page
Both pumpkins come from my 816, but different plants.. It was an easy decision to pull one of the plants today.. They are 6 days apart in age..
 
Tuesday, August 7 View Page
20 day cc on my 1044 is 82 inches..
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
Glenna,, IT'S ALIVE.. 20 day cc on 1275 Rea is 86 inches..
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
40 day numbers on my 1223.5 are cc 134, ss 91, ee 83, ( 308 ott )..Approx 25 lbs a day over last 10 days.. I will take it.
 
Thursday, August 9 View Page
20 day cc on my 655.5 is 83 inches.
 
Friday, August 10 View Page
30 day numbers on 907 Young are cc106, ss 74, ee 73, ( 253 ott ).
 
Friday, August 10 View Page
30 day numbers on 816b Gansert are cc 118, ss 81, ee 75, ( 274 ott ).
 
Sunday, August 12 View Page
Paul, I feel like someone is watching us..
 
Monday, August 13 View Page
I feel a disturbance in The Force..
 
Monday, August 13 View Page
NO,, I said right click..
 
Wednesday, August 15 View Page
I hate when that happens, but it makes my Woodstock Fair choice much easier..
 
Friday, August 17 View Page
Their goes the neighborhood, splits moving in, ruined another kin.. 1044 Gansert..
 
Saturday, August 18 View Page
30 day numbers on 1275 Rea are cc 119, ss84, ee 83, ( 286 ott ).. Glenna..... It's still alive......
 
Saturday, August 18 View Page
50 day numbers on my 1223.5 are cc 145.5, ss 98.5, ee 90, ( 334 ott ).
 
Sunday, August 19 View Page
30 day numbers on my 655 are cc 112, ss 73, ee 75, ( 260 ott )
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
Look what I found at Russ Klowan's house on our patch tour..
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
I said don't point that camera at me..
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
Guess where we are now.
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
Hail to the King..
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
Gene,, I think you need a bigger truck..
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
HDs are getting harder to get these days.. I like it.
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
Shark week never ends..
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
Time for Dinner.. Thank you everyone..
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
40 day numbers on 907 Young are cc 120, ss 84, ee 82, ( 286 ott ).
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
40 day numbers on my 816b are cc 135, ss 90, ee 88, ( 313 ott ).
 
Sunday, August 26 View Page
We will find you..
 
Monday, August 27 View Page
40 day numbers on 1275 Rea are cc 141, ss 95, ee 91, ( 327 ott )..I should be measuring 60 day old pumpkins now but that ain't happening this year.. GLENNA,,,,,,,,,IT'S STILL ALIVE..
 
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
I forgot to put this in yesterday.. 60 day numbers on my 1223.5 are cc 151, ss 101, ee 93, ( 345 ott ).. As far as I can see this will be my Woodstock Fair Pumpkin..
 
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
40 day numbers on my 655 are cc 130, ss 82, ee 84, ( 296 ott )
 
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
Pulled the 1223.5 plant today.. Was going to lift this afternoon but neighbors Jeep is on the mend until tomorrow.. Needs a new kanifilin pin, who would have known..
 
Thursday, August 30 View Page
Never gets old..
 
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
My good friend Gene and his winning pumpkin at The Woodstock Fair.. Doesn't get any better than this..
 
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
46 day numbers on my 655 are cc 135, ss 85, ee 87, ( 307 ott ).
 
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
55 day numbers on my 816 are cc 145, ss 95, ee 94, ( 333 ott ).
 
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
48 day numbers on 1275 Rea are cc 145, ss 99, ee 95, ( 339 ott ).
 
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
55 day numbers on 907 Young are cc 134, ss 91, ee 86, ( 311 ott ).
 
Sunday, September 16 View Page
6 days to VT, will it make it ?
 
Sunday, September 16 View Page
Found another soft spot in 1275 so I decided to open it up. Pumpkin soup inside.. Sorry Glenna but I killed it..
 
Thursday, September 20 View Page
Loaded for VT a day early... Orange rules..
 
Friday, September 21 View Page
John,,,,,,,, I think Bernie is not going to approve of this..
 
Sunday, September 23 View Page
One of the best looking pumpkins I ever grew..
 
Monday, September 24 View Page
Welcome to the Bates Motel..
 
Thursday, September 27 View Page
I had to pull my neighbors Jeep out of the garden so we could get this in the truck.. It was an adventure..
 
Friday, September 28 View Page
Topsfield here we come..
 
Saturday, September 29 View Page
My pumpkin looks so tiny next to Scotts..
 
Saturday, September 29 View Page
It was a good day in Abbynormals neighborhood..
 
Friday, October 5 View Page
Loaded and ready to go..
 
Sunday, October 7 View Page
I finally got one over 1000. Orange rules.
 
Sunday, October 7 View Page
This amazes me.. All the time and effort we put into germing seeds in the spring, super top secret soil mixes, different solutions we soak them in and none of this is fool proof.. While doing garden clean up I find this.. Mother nature kicking my ass again..
 
Tuesday, October 30 View Page
Today's project... Got seeds..
 
Thursday, November 29 View Page
Great day to get away..
 

 

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