Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Local Pumpkin Legend Passes Away

Howard Dill was a really well-known name around these parts - his prize winning giant pumpkins are a sight to behold! He did a lot for the giant pumpkin industry, developing what many say is the largest variety in the world.

It'll be a sad fall (pumpkin harvest time) this year, without him around--his name was always in the news. :(

His website is here,, where you can learn more about his giant pumpkin variety. A write up on him made the front page of the Herald this morning.

And check out Windsor Nova Scotia, believed to be the birthplace of hockey (on Howard Dill's property), and home to a huge pumpkin regatta every year (people take giant pumpkins, hollow them out, and use them as boats. It gets pretty wild)!

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