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Pumpkin crop looking good

October 4, 2007

Terrell County-- Because of extreme drought conditions this year in most of Georgia and the Southeast, farmers have been hard pressed to have even an average harvest of pumpkins.

A lot of pumpkin growers in the southeast say this season's harvest isn't a very good one, But you wouldn't know it at Mark's Melon Patch in sasser. You'll find stacks of good looking pumpkins.

 The folks there say this year's crop did need a lot of irrigation, but it turned out well. "We were able to pretty much faithfully combat the drought, it was not that bad to begin with, but faithfully it was not too much of a worry. We have ahad a good pumpkin crop, you can see all of the pumpkins here, we are doing good, were selling a bunch of them and business is great" said Manager Jeb Slappy.

Mark's Melon Patch has plenty of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Hay rides are also being given throughout the month on site.