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Thursday, September 15, 2011 Iowegian Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

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Light frost this morning. The pumpkins were covered last night as were some of the better leaves. The only damage seemed to be a few frost burned leaves on the 1209 Courson. It sits about 1.5' lower in elevation, where the old creek channel had been 50 years ago. The pumpkins were uncovered and shade tarps removed to heat them up some. One more night of covering and we should be clear of frost chances for a while. Hopefully they will keep on growing. As of Monday the 1351 had stalled out at estimated 797#, and the 1209 has slowed down with an estimated weight of 900#. We are doing our best to keep critters out of the patch, as they have ruined most of the field pumpkins outside of the electric fence. Have added mouse bait and fox urine to the arsenal. Tonight I will brush out the dog and scatter dog hair around to try to keep the rabbits and groundhogs at bay.


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