We visited a farm in Pennsylvania to pick some pumpkins and gourds to bring home. My son was intrigued by their funny shapes and bright colors. They reminded me of the silly monsters he draws – cute alien creatures with round or oval bodies filled in by swirls or dots and topped with one to three eyes; each creature has a name like, Dingle, Yugi, Ygug, Hithy, Hicamawiks, Hallywak and Dotty-Spot. They make us laugh.
These alien-like squashes make us smile, too. Any names come to mind for them? I will ask my son, he will have some ideas.
Can you guess who he named, Backhoe, Emerald, and Pouty?