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The challenge for today is to take a trip to a pumpkin patch.
The people who live in our town are referred to as pumpkin pickers. Our local footy team is known by the same name.
Around the district, farms are cultivated with pumpkin vines and not only are the pumpkins sold at market, but nearly every farm has a barrow at their front gate where you could buy excess pumpkins cheaply.
One such farm is the Pumpkin Patch. Peter Perkins is the pumpkin farmer and a good one at that. His pumpkins win prizes at the local show, they are known as the tastiest and most succulent of pumpkins grown anywhere.
The secret is in the fact that the Pumpkin Patch is located next to the sewerage works and it is known that the seepage from the sewerage works is instrumental in making Peter Perkins’ farm the most fertile around.
One year he won best pumpkin at the annual Easter Show in the city. The winning pumpkin was over 25 kilos and made the Pumpkin Patch more famous than it already was.