Remember Cale's big pumpkins? One exploded all over the house before the fair, and for awhile we weren't sure his second was going to make it, but it did. And it made it back home. The fungal infection that was invading the stem stopped and he was hopeful that the pumpkin would make it to Halloween. But then....the chickens got it...
See that hole that goes all the way through to the inside cavity? It's from the chickens pecking and pecking and pecking all day long. So it was carving time!
Because of the location of the hole Big Jack's face had to be facing a different direction than planned. The hole was incorporated into his mouth, and he's facing the sky.
As you can see the chickens were very excited about carving. I believe a couple even tried to go inside once the top was off.
And here he is all lit up!
Cale's already making plans for next year- and now's the time to prep the soil. Last week we heard that a new world record was set- 2032 lbs!