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What Do You Do With A 900 Pumpkin?

(CNN)   This year Justin Ombly, a farmer from Cleveland, Tennessee, had an extra special seed to plant in May – a seed from last year’s record-breaking pumpkin grown in Tennessee that weighed more than 1,700 pounds.  His wife says he was out there daily watering it, covering it during the heat of the day and making sure the beetles didn’t get to it.
When it was done growing, the pumpkin was hauled onto a trailer. With the help of a neighbor, who had access to a large scale, it was weighed.  910 pounds!
Justin hollowed out the pumpkin to harvest the seeds and then decided to have some fun with the kids,  He plunged the pumpkin in the pond on the family’s property, climbed inside and with an oar in hand he started paddling around. His wife Christin recorded his adventure and posted it on Facebook. At one point, Justin even tried standing up in the pumpkin before tipping over into the water.
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