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Category Archives: Halloween

Our Newspaper Carrier Has Either a Sense of Humor or Excellent Aim

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The True Terror Lies in the Maroon Florsheim Oxfords

The boy and I made a fine scary-crow for Halloweens. Share this:

Abominations

So, that’s five 100 (or so) pounders and one 50 to 60 pounder, as well as two younglings that, I suspect, aren’t going to make it. We turned them all over to see if they’ll pick up a bit more sun. Share this:

No! No! No!

The main pumpkin root shows its horrific face. Share this:

“Most plants thrive on animal waste, but I’m afraid this mutation possesses an appetite for the animal itself. ” Day of the Triffids

I don’t think I’ve adequately described the viney nightmare in our backyard. Back in 2006, I raised a 120 pound pumpkin. ThisĀ  year I have five of what look like 100-pounders or more. Didn’t do much more than plant the seeds, spread a little compost, and walk away. But that’s all that pumpkins really need. [...]

Sad Pumpkin

We decided to grow pumpkins again this year (see here for the previous, Frankensteinian results from 2006). When you grow pumpkins on a half acre of land, you’d best be ready to do without, well, area. If you let them, the damn vines stretch out over 20 feet (or more) in all directions. In 2006, [...]