Sunday, September 30, 2012

Results are in!

It was a perfect day for a giant pumpkin weigh off.  There were lots of backyard giants to see, but of course, we were cheering loudest for our grower and his giant.  Here he is waiting for his turn on the scale.

They line all the pumpkins up based on estimated weight.  They start with the smaller ones first, then move on to the gigantic ones.  They are too big to lift by hand, so they put harnesses on them and use a forklift to lift them all.

There were a lot of pumpkins ahead of our grower's pumpkin.  Finally, it was his turn.  He was entry 11 (I think 11 is a lucky number...I was hoping it would be lucky for him).

Making his way to the scale.

Father and son watching patiently.

He's on the scale....the moment we've been waiting for....

Yes, he is officially 923 pounds!!!!  A personal record for our grower.  Congratulations Steve!  Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to tell the story of your giant pumpkin.

The giant pumpkin is back home.  I will definitely spend some more time photographing him. Thank you all for cheering him on.

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