Well, yesterday I picked the first pumpkin of 2012.* This is the earliest I have ever picked a pumpkin. Since I picked it on the last day of August and it was clearly in a big hurry to ripen I decided to name this 14.4 lb beauty . . . wait for it . . . August Rush. I know; my creativity knows no bounds. Sometimes I'm amazed my brain doesn't explode under the weight of all this creative genius.
*Technically, the first pumpkin I picked was the one that had gone rotten. This was the first intact pumpkin of 2012.