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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere.


I have always been fascinated by the idea of growing enormous pumpkins. On Saturday Larry and I went to the annual Pirton Village Pumpkin show to see this year's exhibits. We weren't disappointed. The giant pumpkins were every bit as big as last year's and the one that one it, not shown here, was the biggest ever.  More about that later.

There were also other giant vegetables. See below a huge beetroot, a wonderful display of colourful gourds and an enormous marrow.




The show is held every year in the Village Hall, which is an ideal place. Tables for the exhibits are set out around the hall and although the huge pumpkins are there, it is the children's entries that draw the largest crowds.


See some of the children's exhibits below:






 I love the pink elephant below:


It was hard to get close enough to the exhibits to take photographs properly because of the crush of people.  Everybody wanted to take time and look at each one individually, because so much work has gone into each one.

We bought three pots of preserves, which we will no doubt enjoy in the next few weeks and went home well satisfied with the smell of the barbecue in our noses as we left!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful selection of pumpkins, and those children's pumpkins are just filled with imagination and creativity.
    I'm smiling as I look back through them :)
    ~Jo

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