So, yesterday I picked the first of this year's pumpkins. Collin was really excited about it so I put it in his room. It weighed in at 7.8 lbs and I named it Gorbert after a furry-faced little monster in one of Collin's current favorite books. Sadly, this rather small pumpkin is in all likelihood the biggest one my pumpkin patch is going to produce this year. Pumpkins, and vine fruits in general, have not done very well this year around here due mainly to an unusually cold and wet June. There is one other pumpkin out there that might possibly make ten pounds but I'm not holding my breath.