The Giant Pumpkin (Carved)

The giant pumpkin has been carved. Jackson opted for a traditional Jack-O-Lantern design from a greeting card we received.

After using a Saws All to remove the top we discovered a 3″ thick skin that was actually quite soft. I used 10″ serrated knife to do the carving.

The pumpkin was pretty sparse inside. I’ve seen more guts out of a pumpkin a third its size. The seeds are definitely giant. We plan to dry them and see if we can get them to germinate for next year.

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The IPhone 4s

I’m writing this from my new IPhone 4s. I am a recent convert from Droid and am loving the Apple I devices.

So far I’m as impressed withy IPhone as I am with my IPad.

Setup was a breeze and syncing it with my iTunes resulted I’m ally IPad apps with me on phone.

Frost has come & the Giant Pumpkin has been picked

Well, a frost came yesterday morning and by afternoon our garden was quickly transforming from a vibrant October producing garden into what appeared to be a lifeless plot settling down fornthe winter. But it is only early fall and underneath the ground our garden is still teaming with life and will provide us with root veggies for a bit longer.

Excitement came as we realized that it was time to pick our Giant Pumpkin. We don’t have a weigh in yet (I can’t pick it up alone) but it is 21″ tall and 64″ in diameter. It is flat on one side which is probably due to my lack of experience growing giant pumpkins.

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The Concrete Table

Some of you know the story of the “Cement Table”. For those that don’t here is the short version. I wanted to make a table for our patio. At some point I landed on the idea of a cement table, I’d seen cement countertops and thought why not. Long story short… I was just about to rent the cement mixer and decided to “double check” my cement calculations. I was WAY OFF. My 120 lb table was actually going to need 450 lbs of cement.

So after running this problem by family and friends (and getting lots of laughs) My brother Tom suggested a tile table. Thanks Tom.

The table is almost done and looks awesome. It took a bit of reworking from the original cement table idea but it was well worth it.

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