Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Heavy

Welcome to the return of The Pumpkin Man! Remember when I showed you the man a few blocks away who grew big pumpkins in his back yard? Well, he has harvested them and moved them to his front yard! Look at how HUGE they are!!


Luckily, he came out of the house when he saw me and my camera; he loves to talk about his pumpkins. The big one in the sling is over 800 pounds. It won first prize at the N.C. County Fair, netting him over a thousand bucks. He built this pulley thing in order to move it. Some of the others are 600 pounds. He belongs to a pumpkin growing club. SO, that is his story! He will be on our T.V. news this week!!




“This Absalom…When he cut his hair—he always cut it short in the spring because it had grown so heavy—the weight of the hair from his head was over two pounds!” 
2 Samuel

20 comments:

Linda said...

Wow!!! 600 lbs! :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Astonishing. I am not surprised he won 1st prize and was on TV.

Ann said...

pretty amazing pumpkins.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...this is amazing.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

IMAGINE HOW MUCH PIE THAT COULD MAKE!!

Tamago said...

Wow, you got to talk to the pumpkin man! I didn't know there was pumpkin growing club :-)
But wow....800 pounds. Not surprising that he won the 1st prize!

Sandra said...

wow, and that is for the size of the pumpkins, how many there are and wow for you photos. amazing. plus I want that house.. i love it.. really i do.. you had me at the thousand dollars.. triple wow.. those are some awesome punkins

Patsy said...

I like his house! Great pumpkins , he should paint his house the color of pumpkins.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Goodness, those are some HUGE pumpkins!

Cindy said...

I bet he was proud while he was telling you his story. Your pictures of the pumpkins are amazing, that is sure one huge pumpkin great award money

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, those are some huge pumpkins! What fun!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad I don't have to pick up and carry those pumpkins anywhere!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Interesting. We have a Pumpkin Fair in a small town close to where I live and they also have a pumpkin growing contest each year.

DeniseinVA said...

My goodness, look at those enormous pumpkins. Love your photos Ginny and I do love your header shot :)

George said...

I've heard of a green thumb, and he really has one when it comes to pumpkins. I don't think I've ever seen so many huge pumpkins from one patch.

Tanya Breese said...

Wow, that is so impressive! I am glad he came out and spoke with you! by the way, I didn't know you were a Mennonite! You'll have to visit that little shop one day!

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Ginny, you asked about the yorkie and the cats. He's sitting on top of the artificial log stove, I hope out of harms way.
I wonder what that man feeds those pumpkins on to get them that big?
Briony
x

Shug said...

Neat photos of some very unusual pumpkins....Huge pumpkins at that. You always find the most amazing things to photo....Your detail in photography is wonderful

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, that is one big pumpkin. I love the effects you used in your photos.

Jeanne said...

I just love what you did with these pictures! Great post!