Saturday, September 29, 2012

it's on the truck...

The pumpkin is off the ground!  WOOHOO!!

Now, here's the story of how we got to that moment....

Last pic of the pumpkin on the vine.

In past years, many friends, family members and neighbors have come together to lift the pumpkin.  This year's pumpkin is definitely too big to be lifted even by a group of people.  Our grower needed to find an alternate way to get  this giant onto the truck.  He found this...

Once constructed, the pumpkin was put into a harness, and then he began to pull the chain which would lift the pumpkin of the ground.

Watching something this large leave the ground was a little bit stressful.  I think we all held our breath as he initially left the ground.  Thankfully, the pumpkin did great. Harness held up great, and the pumpkin was off the ground.

There was a collective sigh of relief once he made it onto the truck.

Pumpkin and his proud grower! If anyone wants to send them good luck wishes for the weigh off tomorrow, you can do so in the comments here or on my facebook page and I will be sure to pass them on.

All set and ready to go.  I wonder what the other drivers will think when they see a giant pumpkin in the back of a truck.

I will be posting lots of pics of the weigh off tomorrow.  If you don't already follow my facebook page, please click here and click on the like button at the top of the page.  I will be posting pics of the pumpkins there too.  Also, be sure to post how much you think they pumpkin will weigh there.  After the weight off, I will post who has bragging rights for guessing the closest weight.

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