Sam picked his marrow today. All the kids chose a courgette a week or two ago, and scratched their names into them with the point of a knife. We've been watching them grow. Sam's one won. He proudly showed it to everyone on the allotment.
As squash art goes it's not a (pumpkin) patch on the ones here. The link is to The Potimarron Project, a guy who will send free pumpkin seeds to anyone who agrees to give part of the crop to their nearest homeless shelter. I think it's a wonderful idea and I'll be participating next year.