I don't ever remember raising pumpkins that actually survived to produce anything significant, but this year was different. This is a picture of our remaining crop. It's hard to believe that on just one vine, we had 12 bright orange gourds!
We had a total of three vines, but none were purposely planted. Last winter, I had thrown a rather large pumpkin out in the yard for the squirrels to consume, which they did. When the vines started growing in the spring, we were pleasantly surprised!
One large pumpkin rot, two became food and shelter to presumably local rodents, and three smaller ones disappeared without a trace.
Yup, that's what I was doing--transporting five rather large pumpkins from the farthest point in our yard to our front door. Now that's what I call VIP--Very Important Pumpkin--service! --LKR