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Attack of the Killer Vines

Don’t get too close…
 

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That’s two of the pumpkin vines there to the right of the fig tree, and they dang well mean business.  They have curly, grabby bits similar to cucumbers, but those on a pumpkin vine feel rather like 50 gauge wire:
 

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And they grow FAST.  We thought we could just let the vines go as they wanted around the base of the fig tree…
 

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…which just goes to show we’ve never grown pumpkins before.

Mal still won’t get near enough to them to allow for a scale shot…
 

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Which just proves he’s a SMART dog.

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