Some of you may have read the post from earlier on about Petey the Giant Pumpkin. Well if not, in short it was a story about how Wayne and I wanted to try our hands at growing a giant pumpkin. We started the seed indoors, moved it out to the greenhouse and with much care and attention Petey eventually made his way out to the garden. The giant pumpkin plant was definitely growing like a weed and in dry spells we probably nurtured him much more than all the other plants in the garden. These giant pumpkin vines were growing FEET every week! The plant produced a ton of pumpkins and we kept nipping them off until there were only 3 big pumpkins left to grow. At that point we sat back and watched them grow! The three biggest pumpkins got to an estimated 250 #’s and still had time to grow!
One day I walked past the glass door facing Petey’s lush patch. To my dismay I found our 1 1/2 year old bull standing smack dab in the middle of Petey’s patch with a giant green pumpkin leaf in his mouth gnawing away!! I was on a second story balcony and all I could do was wave my arms and scream at him! I did get his attention, but all he did was turn his head towards me still gnawing on that giant prickly pumpkin leaf. Our dog Arrow was with me and had witnessed this whole massacre taking place. So I frantically hollered to Arrow..”Let’s go get him girl!! C’mon, c’mon!! We have to go save Petey!!” A little excitement in my voice, and she fires right up!