Pumpkins on the front

“This morning the boys staked out a garden patch for the coming summer, but I fear the only thing we could raise would be some of the pumpkins, the vines of which grow so rapidly that they overtook the boy that planted them before he got out of the field, and by the time he jumped over the fence he found a full-grown pumpkin in his pocket.” — Washington Roebling, March 9th, 1862, near Budd’s Ferry, Maryland