Anyhow, I realized last week that I've not updated you on our pumpkin patch! In a nutshell, it's been a bit of a roller-coaster. It looked great, and the lawn mowing company did a great job of avoiding it. All was well.
Then a pumpkin (an actual fruit!!) started to grow. We were very excited. Imagine the thrill when the roller-coaster reaches that first summit--serious excitement!
And then I went to show the pumpkin plant to my mom when she was in town a couple weeks ago. I discovered that the lawn company, in an attempt to clean up around the plant, week-whacked the main stem. The gut wrenching feeling you get when the roller-coaster drops off that summit into nothingness is about what we felt. J and I were crushed.
Somehow, some way, the little pumpkin plant that could has continued to survive this tragedy (Yes, I'm exaggerating. A little.). We don't know how exactly, but it seems that the little plant is putting every resource it has into growing our little pumpkin, which is actually becoming quite a nice-sized pumpkin:
We're happy. Tentative and unsure, but happy! I'll keep you posted!