I win! I am declaring the Winter Pumpkin Contest with my neighbor officially over. And to be fair I have to admit that my neighbor really never even knew she was a contestant. It seems that neither one of us got around to getting rid of our pumpkins right after the Halloween Trick or Treat. Actually, I try to keep mine until Thanksgiving . But when Thanksgiving came and went they were still in perfect shape so I hated to throw them out so I just left them be. I felt it was okay because when I looked over at my neighbors yard she still had hers sitting out too. I figured is she could do it, so could I! Then it got to be a joke. Especially around Christmas time. My pumpkins weathered the holidays just fine.
So today I declared myself the winner. When I looked over at my neighbor’s pumpkins this morning I noticed that they are flat as pancakes.
Mine still have some roundness and girth to them. A few wrinkles maybe and they are looking a bit warty, and I am sure that if I tried to pick one up it would instantly liquefy, but you can still tell they are pumpkins!
Victory is so sweet. :)