At Lonnie Bourne's getting all the GVGO product orders ready.From left: Craig Balkwill, John Butler, Mike DeMars, Lonnie Bourne, Pat Watson, Jesse Powell, Art Johnston and John Matesa. Can't remember what year. Was a long time ago lol.
Almost forgot. Balk's pumpkin 2017
This is "Hair-ee". Grown in 2009. When I moved to Port Lambton in 2003 I had 1 trick-or-treater the first year. Once word got around about the pumpkins I'd get 200+. A lot of them didn't come for the treats, just to get their picture taken on the pumpkin.
Art Johnston and John Butlers WR long gourd 2009.
I'm going way back this week.
Tyler Leonard with the famous 239 Leonard in 2008
2010 1st place watermelon at Port Elgin 222.4# Our PB.
Al Eaton's WR Long Gourd at Bracebridge in 2015
We used to take turns growing a extra pumpkin for a beer cooler
No truck...no problem!
Bill Watson's cannon. Fired with compressed air.
And a pumpkin chuckin' contest. This is Mike Carroll's trebuchet.
The redneck part of our pumpkin weigh off. My potato gun. We used to have a competition shooting at a pumpkin target floating on a raft in the river.
My nephew's daughter riding the pumpkin. 2011
Bringing Balk's pumpkin to the scale. 2009 Bluewater Growers and Throwers weigh off.
Back in the good old days