10.22.2006

Giant Pumpkins


Every year, I am always intrigued by giant pumpkins. I love seeing the picture in the paper every year of the farmer beside his prized pumpkin. It seems unreal that a vegetable can get that big. Also, once you grow it, what do you do with it.

I was surfing and I found this picture of a giant pumpkin kayak race. Evidently, these farmers carve their pumpkins into kayaks and then race them. Pretty cool.

14 comments:

Amy said...

That's great. We could afford to buy our own kayaks this way and we wouldn't have to go in together to get one!

Mom of 6 said...

That is way too funny!! People think of everything!!

mimi said...

It seems like it might be slimy inside. I guess you have to line it with plastic. Ugh!

Jessica said...

I think you would get all stinky on the inside of giant pumpkin.

Todd Wright said...

Kayaks carved out of giant pumpkins. Rach, you are so NPR.

Danielle said...

That is crazy. I thought that was you in that pumpkin kayak!

Amy said...

Is a gourd really a vegetable?

Rachel said...

What is NPR?

Jason Fullen said...

NPR is National Public Radio. They report crazy stories and politics among a myriad of things. However, Todd is dead on with this observation. I was listening to NPR today and the story covered the history and significance of humous. It was typical NPR just like your pumpkin kayaks.

humous

n : a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

Amy said...

I like NPR and listen to it daily. I do not like humous.

Todd Wright said...

i like rachel and read her blog daily. i do not like jason.

Rachel said...

Maybe you would like Jason more if he were to blog more often.

Worthy Sinner said...

I would say Amen to Rachels last comment, but I am guilty of the same. Sarah J.

mimi said...

I noticed last week on David Letterman that they were planning to blow up a giant pumpkin out in a field somewhere. I didn't stay tuned.