So last year Big Bud went on a kindergarten trip to Treworgy's orchards where they were able to pick one apple and one pumpkin. Woo hoo, thought I, being the snotty wanna-be farmer that I am. They also got to pet a goat and look at baby chicks. Pffft, big deal.
So we went home and displayed his "pumpkin" on the sink window sill until it went a little punky. Then I threw it in the compost pile.
One year later, we have gourds....lots and lots of gourds.
Smiles from the farm,