Are those of the Howard Dill variety Don? He was crowned champion grower several times and is credited with developing the strain that most giant pumpkin growers use today. He lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia (20 minutes from here) and only passed on a couple of years ago. They still have a yearly pumpkin regatta there where the hollowed out pumpkins are used in a "boat" race across the water.
lets just say that I got sick of seeing weeds yesterday and when I start something I don't stop til it's finished...the wife helped pull a few too but when I started in the 8 rows of corn she had enough LOL