This picture is for my Dad. He grows Winter Melons too, but I know we haven't had one this big come out of our yard!
As if you didn't know what food nerds Adam and I were, we love walking around these exhibits where they showcase the fruits and vegetables. Yes, that watermelon won a blue ribbon as it weighs over 211 pounds!
So, I can't read how many pounds that blue ribbon pumpkin weighs, but it is HUGE and there are many others next to it that are quite impressive as well!
Apparently there was little to worry about regarding taking Everett to the Fair. He slept in his car seat holding his blanket in one hand and his little giraffe in the other. Bundled up with a hat and blanket, he slept through the entire thing.
Random Fact from Adam: "How do you like these (facts about) apples? According to Parade magazine:
- The average American eats 17.8 lbs of apples each year
- Cornell University has bred and named 62 varieties of apples, including Empire (a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh), Cortland and Jonagold (a cross between Jonathan and Golden Delicious)
- It takes 10 years to crossbreed a new variety of apple and bring it to market"