I'm still enjoying making necklaces. But . . . as for the "volunteer" pumpkin, when we returned home after being out of town for a couple of days, we found it being devoured by squirrels. There is now a large round hole and the seeds have spilled out into the driveway. Since the squirrels probably carried the seed there in the first place (we didn't plant any pumpkin seeds), I guess the pumpkin belonged to them anyway.