Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Days to Grace (Day 11): Pumpkin Humor

Prompt #4: Pumpkins. Anything with pumpkins.
 I am not a green thumb or a brown thumb when it comes to growing plants. I fall somewhere in between...a greenish-brown. When the happy plants arrive at my house, they don't know that there is a 50/50 percent chance that they will cease to exist. 
Before I move on, I have to tell you that I often play with my food or in this case my pumpkins. If your curiosity is killing you, scroll down.

Like a good little gardener, I put two pumpkin seeds into a small container and grew them in the house until the time was right to plant them outside. Then, I placed two, pale yellow (I know, they were close to death) pumpkin plants in the soil in my backyard. I babied them and they lived! They grew, and grew and GREW. Basically, those vines took over half of my garden. Eight pumpkins. I call this success people. See some below:


My plans for the eight pumpkins? Well, at least four will escape my future carving and remain round and orange, but my dear friends, one unsuspecting pumpkin is getting a makeover. I may have scarred him for life. I am sure the other pumpkins will take his lunch money.




Can't you just hear the other pumpkins laughing?

Sometimes grace comes in the form of humor. And I am grateful.
 
 You too can have a fun pumpkin like mine for practically the cost of nothing. Just take two CDs and paint them white and brown. Next, attach them to the pumpkin with hot glue and paint the pumpkin part that shows through the CD holes black. Use black foam for eyebrows or a mustache. Lastly, find some random item from your garage for a weird hat! Voila...you've got yourself an odd pumpkin to entertain the other pumpkins.

Linking up today with Mama Kat at: http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/blog/

 

15 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I love that you have all your own pumpkins from growing them!

    We planted pumpkins this year too, but ours were destroyed by squash bugs. Wiped them out in 2 days. I was soooo ticked & disappointed. Next year perhaps!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's. :)

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  2. I LOVE it...better make another one to protect him from the pumpkin lunch money stealers...LOL!

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    1. Yes, if I make another one it will need a letter man jacket and some muscles...LOL.

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  3. Too funny! I think I need one for my yard!! :)

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  4. LoL. So you made a mockery of a pumpkin in front of his brothers! Great job, by the way, with getting 8 pumpkins out of 2 vines. A very good crop.

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    1. Thank you...powdery mildew almost killed all of them. I guess I got lucky.

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  5. What a great way to decorate a pumpkin! I think he's rather cute. :)

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    1. Thank you...I think he is cute too.

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  6. Congratulations on growing your own pumpkins. He is darling.

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    1. Thank you. It was fun and my sons loved it. They kept calling him an owl.

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  7. I kill almost all house plants even a cactus and spider plant. I test the soil and water if dry don't if still wet but to no avail they still die in two weeks time. I am impressed with your pumpkins...well done you :-)

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  8. 1. I WANT to grow a pumpkin plant next year!
    2. I like this pumpkin. He's cute (in a surprised sorta way)

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  9. That is a completely awesome and adorable way to decorate a pumpkin! I am not allowed to handle sharp objects due to genetic clumsiness, and this would be fun to try with my son.

    I tend to buy cacti, because they are very hardy plants and more likely to survive my attempts at gardening.

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  10. That is the cutest pumpkin ever!

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