By Joan Craig
Just ask Cheryl Giesselmann of Elsie about her pumpkins, and her face lights up. She loves pumpkins. In fact, she likes them so much she planted three pumpkin patches this year with the help of her friend, Cassie Holm of Wallace, husband Zack, and daughter Devin.
With the help of family and friends, Giesselmann picked over 1,000 pumpkins the weekend of Oct. 6. She has them displayed in the large pumpkin patch next to her home along with other fall decorations like a scarecrow and corn stalks.
She planted 17 varieties of pumpkins over the Memorial Day weekend this spring. Some of the varieties of pumpkins include Wolf, Champions, Naples Long, Polar Bear, HubbaHubba, Lunch Lady, Bliss, Long Island Cheese, and several more. Giesselmann’s personal favorite is the Wolf pumpkin which has a big stem.
This is the second year that she has planted pumpkins of this magnitude. She said she might display some on the berm on main street in Elsie, sell some, and just enjoy the others because of their many colors, shapes, and varieties.
If anyone is interested in having one or more of her pumpkins, just call Cheryl.