Friday, September 12, 2008

Enormous Produce!

First of all, I want to let y'all know that we are fine. We are not in coastal Texas. We have had some weather issues, but nothing like those poor folks in Galveston are facing.

Now, on to today's post! :) My mom has a lovely garden at her ranch, and she grows the most enormous produce! I don't know what it is about her garden... Last year, she had to pick her zucchini right away or it would grow to the size of baseball bats!

This week she came to town and brought me a watermelon and a pumpkin. The watermelon is HUGE! I couldn't get over it! I got out my bathroom scale and weighed it...35 pounds! Can you believe that? Our little watermelons are puny in comparison. I told her that our watermelons are "apartment size" and hers are "big house with a pool" size. :)

Here's the pumpkin which is very large too.

Here's the watermelon. I put an apple in the picture to give you an idea of how big it is. The apple is a fairly large red delicious.


Anonymous said...

OK, I just have to say that I LOVE your blog! It's so refreshing.

Terri said...

Love it! Doesn't everything grow bigger in Texas? LOL!

Mrs. Homemaker said...

Oh wow! I very much want to run to the store and pick up a huge, juicy watermelon! But those will never be able to compete with one home grown with lots of love!

What a great Mom!

Hmm, I think I want pumpkin pie, too...

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow...that watermelon is HUGE I'm dying to know how good it was!!!!

50s Housewife said...

Lisa, I know you're going to think I'm strange, but I don't like watermelon so I didn't taste it. The kids thought it was great though. :)