Ghost Pumpkins of Sleepy Cat Hollow & Other Stuffus

I planted a lot of pumpkin seeds in the early spring ~ of all the plants growing in the back, only one was producing any pumpkins so I pulled half of them. Well…it seems that I have a few Ghost Pumpkins growing now! Hopefully they will step-up the growing process a wee bit faster so they’ll be ready by Halloween!

Here are the big’uns out front ~

I cleaned out the garden over the weekend…Sunday morning was absolutely beautiful, very cool and sunny. (Monday was even more GLORIOUS, but I’ll post about yesterday, tomorrow. 🙂 ) I’m down to 3 squash plants, a couple of cucumber plants, many peppers and 2 rows of green onions.

Check out this Poblano pepper ~ looks like someone punched him in the nose.

Here’s a Key Lime plant that I found next door. The old guy moved to his son’s house and left a lot of stuff behind. I ran off with the plant. There are 5 key limes on there…originally I found only 4, but I must have missed one. Not sure if you can make a pie out of 5 key limes!

Cut down all of the sunflowers and placed them around the yard for the birdies…

Sunday nights dinner ~ ribs from Desperado's BBQ at the Best of the West Rib Cook-Off…very tasty. Got the 1/2 slab with beans, slaw, and cornbread. I sampled all 3 of their sauces…ummm…I think one was just plain ole PEPPER SAUCE! Felt like I rubbed an open cayenne pepper all over my face.

Best of the West Rib Cook-Off ~ Victorian Square ~ Sparks, NV ~ August 27-September 1, 2008

Good Gosh! It’s RIB WEEK! I have to remember to put out the orange cones in front of the house so I have parking when I get home from work. My neighborhood smells SO GOOD when those smokers start up.

Just googled and here is the website ~ Best of the West Rib Cook-Off…All food booths will be open from 11:00am–9:00pm, Wednesday–Sunday and from 11:00am–5:00pm on Monday.

Just a note ~ I used a picture from below, and while I linked to their sight, I didn’t ask for permission…so I took the picture and link down. Sorry.
(picture taken from NewToReno)

This year is the 20th year of the cook-off and they will be having RUNNING OF THE PIGS on Friday!

In honor of our 20th year, get ready for the biggest road spectacle this side of Pamplona. See 20 pigs run down a specially designed race course on Victorian Avenue on Friday, August 29, at 11:00am!

Each pig will be sponsored by a local radio station. The winning pig’s sponsor will then make a donation to their selected charity. Come out and support your favorite pigs!

Lots of great entertainment ~ we’ll be walking down to listen to Mumbo Gumbo on Saturday and Night Ranger on Sunday.

They’ll be having a Photograph Contest this year ~ Here is a link to the rules.

Take your best shot! A photo contest is open to anyone over age 21 during this year’s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. Take a digital photo of what you think best represents the annual Rib Cook-off experience. We’ll pick the best and reward that person with a one-night stay, dinner for two and show for two!

How does it work?

Enter your best digital photo from the Rib Cook-off
We select the finalists
You score the finalists
Highest average score wins

Submit your photo by September 5th at 5pm, then vote for your favorites photos on starting September 8th. The photo contest ends September 15th and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Please read the complete rules below before submitting your photo.