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Milton, Wisconsin: Giant Pumpkin Silo (Gone)

22-ft. wide, grinning Halloween pumpkin sat atop a silo at a farm market. Knocked off the silo by heavy winds on Aug. 20, 2010. A replacement installed in 2011 was also quickly toppled by wind shear.

Meyer's Farm Market

Meyer's Farm Market. I-90 north of Janesville, exit Hwy 14 west, 2.5 miles to Hwy 51, turn right (north) 2.5 miles to Townline Road, turn right (east) 1 mile to market.
Blown down in 2011.

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Second Flight for the Giant Pumpkin Silo!

Just heard on local radio that the 2nd giant pumpkin silo has once again been blown to the ground. This 2nd pumpkin was apparently just installed atop the silo at Meyer's Farm Market a couple of weeks ago. No word on whether pumpkin guts are visible from the nearby interstate.

[Darren LeCount, 07/11/2011]
Giant Pumpkin Silo

Decapitated Again!

After a few short weeks the new pumpkin head has left the silo to be with its mate in the fields below. A severe thunderstorm this morning blew the second giant pumpkin head to the ground, shattering it into many large bright orange pieces. Poignantly, some of these pieces comingle with the former resident of the silo, whose older remains were also scattered by the winds. Was the sight of the original pumpkin's remains beneath him too much to bear? Were the gods of oversized squash sending a message to farmers who would use them as mere roofing?

Whatever the cause, the farmer has bravely stated on local radio interviews that they are considering a third. The pumpkin may be gone (again) but the dreamers, and the dream, endure, an inspiration to us all.

[Kyle, 07/11/2011]
Giant Pumpkin Silo

The pumpkin is back! Drove past this morning and a new one is on the ground awaiting placement. Mercifully it is facing away from the mangled remains of its predecessor.

[Kyle, 06/14/2011]

Pumpkin down.

Giant Pumpkin Silo - Decapitated!

Just back from visiting the remains of the Giant Pumpkin Silo, after yesterday's decapitation. The pumpkin guts are now resting approximately 50 yards from the silo, ironically, in a pumpkin patch.

Talked to a couple of guys at the market, who indicated the plan is to replace the pumpkin, however, it will likely not be until next spring.

[Darren LeCount, 08/21/2010]

Pumpkin fans everywhere mourn Mother Nature's seemingly random chunking...

Pumpkin decapitated.

Giant Pumpkin

As a result of sudden heavy winds and rain this evening (8/20/10), the pumpkin head was blown off the silo. This is a pretty iconic piece of Roadside America in this area. Hopefully Meyer's Farm Market will be able to put the pumpkin back up.

[dawn, 08/20/2010]

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