Farm Life: Night of the Living Gourds

IMG_3423The seed package for the tromboli squash that grew into Squash-zilla mentioned that if you left a few squash until frost, you would get gourds.  We did not intentionally leave a few, but as Squash-zilla grew to more than 40 feet long, some of the squash were either too deep into it to find or reach.  With cool mornings settling in the mountains, we pulled out Squash-zilla, kicking and screaming.  The compost pile is IMG_3427that much richer for the half-dozen wheelbarrows that we hauled away.  Then the Gord-Zombies began crawling out from the garden.  Squash turn sienna yellow, longer than my arm.  We tried to pile them up, but they kept walking away, seeking farm equipment.  Our excavator’s bulldozer was soon overwhelmed.  AHHHHHHHH!


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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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7 Responses to Farm Life: Night of the Living Gourds

  1. cindy knoke says:

    You need to enter these in some sort of contest!

  2. RMW says:

    Woa, scary… hope you were able to kill them off before they took over.

  3. Hey cuz – ‘we pulled out Squash-zilla, kicking and screaming’ – I had to laugh at this description, because, clearly, the kicking and screaming could have been you two, also. Right? Love the artistic decor atop the tractor.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      The art of writing suspense and horror genre is leaving much to the imagination, such that the reader identifies enough to become part of the story. Right? Who knows who was kicking & screaming…AHHHHHHHHH!

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