The pumpkin patch is totally drenched.  My growth has been minimal at best after having some wonderful Wyoming weather.  We had temperatures in the 90s this past week which is rare.  This week, we will have lows at our house in the 30’s.

Before the rain, I decided to apply an inch of water.  I had no idea that we would be receiving inches of rain this week.  Most pumpkins are at a point in their growth cycle where sudden changes can cause splits.  I lost two last year and am hoping I don’t lose any this year.  I feel it’s still early and anything can happen to them.

I do think this will be a year of records.  It would not surprise me if Ron H. sets the Wyoming record again and I’m sure several records will be broken in Colorado.  I know of one grower now in Colorado who lost a pumpkin that would have beat the state record and I have heard that there are others that had potential to beat some state records.  As for me, I’m hoping to set a personal best, but it might be close.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to attend any weigh offs this  year with my current schedule so I decided to buy my own scale.  I have a scale that is supposed to be certified and shipped to me before October 5th.