Monday, June 16, 2008

Pretty big prize!

Somebody at our church grew this massive pumpkin in their garden and set up a fundraiser. We were all invited to pay $1.00 to guess its weight and the person with the closest guess would win the pumpkin. With her dad's help, Emma gauged her guess on Blake's weight. It felt a certain number of kilos heavier than him, so she guessed 20 kilos.
As you can guess from the photos, she won the prize. She's very stoked about that, as she's entered a few competitions in the past that she didn't win. The prizes she missed out on would have been vouchers, money and many of the good things from Barbie magazines. But she seems happy with the pumpkin!

We're pleased too, to think of all the lovely pumpkin soups, pies, scones, cakes, tarts and dampers that we can make, yet we're certain this baby is still too big for just one family of five. We've been warned that it's been off the vine for two weeks so we've been phoning friends and relatives and offering chunks.
If anybody has some delicious, simple pumpkin recipes, I'd be delighted to give them a try, as we'll be using it for quite a long time to come. So send them to us via comment or email, please! I'd appreciate it.


  1. LOL! It's very confusing for me to see a pumpkin like that in June! Do you feel that way in October? :o)

    And right you are about the homeschooling bookbag! Although our family's favorite seems to be the trunk. You would be amazed how much it can hold!

    Peace and Laughter!

  2. I just happened upon your blog and can't get over seeing a pumpkin in June, we only see the large ones in October and the small cooking varities in November.

    What a prize though! :)

  3. Good job Emma! Have fun with your pumpkin.

    Paula, I have never noticed how much Emma looks like you!

  4. That is a pretty cool prize! I have to agree with the is a bit odd seeing a pumpkin in June!

    On both my blogs I have a recipe for some really yummy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!
    Tara B