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 which ones he named, Backhoe, Emerald, and Pouty?
answers: (no peeking!)
Backhoe is the creamy, white gourd with the curved neck on the very top of the hay bale. Emerald is the bright green one in between the bumpy faint, pastel blue pumpkin and the orange pumpkin. It’s underneath Backhoe, a little to the right. Pouty is the crazy, pale blue pumpkin with the frown next to the green and the white gourds. He’s the closest to you! 😉