Pumpkins in the Plumbing

I bet I have a dozen posts in the queue just waiting for editing.  I’m great at writing, but lousy at pushing the publish button.  But this!  This can not wait.  It is so bizarre and so fantastical that it may be the only time in the history of  kitchen sink science this has happened.

So….not to sound like I keep a dirty kitchen, because in fact I do clean my kitchen daily, and give it a good scrubbing about once a week.  And that’s what I was doing tonight when I lifted out of the side sink a strainer that I use to dry the dishes because the fancy pants KitchenAid dishwasher is not yet hooked up.  (Note to self:  HOOK UP THE DAMN DISHWASHER!!!)  And as I was sprinkling the Comet into the sink, I lifted out the small strainer that catches all the little things that jump that hump from the washing part of the sink to the drying part, and saw a pumpkin seed just laying there.  So I tried to pick it up only it would lift out, and then I noticed it had started to grow through one of the holes and was about to work its way down my plumbing.

Particularly Prolific Pumpkin Seed

Particularly Prolific Pumpkin Seed

Perhaps this sort of thing happens all the time, but given that I have been spectacularly unsuccessful this summer in growing anything (I tried potatoes, berries, squash, etc. – but there was simply too much rain and too many squirrels), I am delighted to know that at least I can sow and reap a pumpkin right from my kitchen sink.  No more digging in that pesky dirt or worrying about critters.

And I used to think all my science experiments happened in the ice box. Who knew?

About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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One Response to Pumpkins in the Plumbing

  1. sue marquis bishop says:

    A nice chuckle on reading your post about nurturing the pumpkin seed in your kitchen sink… Happy holidays… Sue

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