People crazier then us...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KrisRose, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Last night I got some time to watch the telly. PBS had a show on about people who grow pumpkins. Not just your everyday pumpkins either but HUGE ones!!! It was called "Lords Of The Gourds". These people all had innocent enough reasons why they started into pumpkins- fun with kids, cool looking plant in garden, etc etc... .
    Then they became obsessed about growing pumpkins!! HA it started to sound like chicken people!! They talked about the diseases, damage from predators, genetic varieties, and bad people. One guy had a huge watering system and weather monitors (including solar radiation) to see if he could determine what influenced the pumpkins to grow so huge ( one was 1245 lbs).
    But what almost made me fall of the couch laughing was when they talk about getting on the internet in "pumpkin sites" to discuss with like minded people the problems/success/etc.. they were having!!!! [​IMG]
    Soooo... I was wondering... what are other crazies obsessed about??? Anybody got an Uncle you won't claim in public because he will expound about the beauty of an engored tick??? A distant relative who was dissected by aliens but lived to tell about it???
  2. carterd757

    carterd757 In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2007
    LoL I watched that too and thought the same thing, but I got this funny urge to start growing pumpkins:p
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Bring on the tinfoil hats!!![​IMG]
  4. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Hey, I grew pumpkins this year, or rather they grew themselves. Volunteered right in my flower bed. They were beautiful so I didn't pull them. I've got 3 pumpkins sitting on my front porch right now! Had no idea they would volunteer and make a decent fruit like that.


    I think just about everyone is fanatic about something. Be it cleaning toilets or watching birds. It's great to be obsessed!

    my MIL is obsessed with shampooing her carpet. [​IMG]
  5. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    yesterday I told my daugther I wanted the APA book of standards for my birthday so I could breed better chickens.. and she made a face and looked at me and said "Mom its your b-day get something for you not the chickens everything you get is for the chickens" and I went on to explain it was for me.. she just rolled her eyes and said "your obsessed". If I am obsessed.. I think I like it.. [​IMG]
  6. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Bring that toilet cleaning person to MY house - I need more spare time to play with chickens!
  7. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    You'll have to get in line cause they're coming here first!! [​IMG]
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    wooooooooooooooooooooooo are we strange or what??? [​IMG]
  9. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Yes, we are, but aren't we happy!!!!!

    My family thinks I'm crazy, too - they act like I have a disease or something.
  10. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Songster

    Jun 9, 2007
    Central Ohio


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