Sound the horns, here come the “Big Dawgs”

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Weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks…..have passed and today was the day for the giant 25 lb. watermelons to come off of the vine!  It was very exciting and very delicious.  I would also like to add here that in the last month, I’ve probably eaten more watermelon than I ever have in my whole life!  I even ate a piece of cantaloupe today and liked it.  For those of you who don’t know, because why would you, cantaloupe was always on my “do not eat” list.

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MELON MANIA!!!  Josh would toss them to me, out of the patch.  Now imagine my wimpy frame catching a 25 lb. watermelon and trying not to drop it.  It was like catching a load of bricks.

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Proud farmers, Josh Woodhouse and Paul Chapracki.  They are some beautiful melons.  We ate some of the pale green skinned one today.  It is a Charleston Grey variety.  Josh’s grandpa grew fields of those in east Arkansas.  You can’t find varieties like that in the store you just have to know somebody who knows somebody who’s growing them.  The Charleston Grey we cut into today was probably the best melon I have ever tasted…and I was never much of a melon eater, that’s why I said I have probably eaten more in the last month than in my entire life.  YUMMY!

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