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Pumpkin

28 Oct

My sister gave me a couple of pumpkins, and since the goats were done with their production of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, I figured it was safe to bake them.

Mary

I decided to do just one today, so I cut it in half and removed the seeds.

Then I baked it at 350* in a covered dish with a little bit of water.   When it was soft to the fork, I  took it out and peeled it.

I let the pumpkin cool a little.

It was ready to put through the old food grinder.  Really, I love this ancient vintage grinder.

When it’s done, I put it in bags to freeze.

I’m all ready for Thanksgiving pies, and soon I’ll be ready for Christmas pies as well.

Although I like baking pumpkin seeds for the family to eat, I decided to take advantage of the anti-parasitic properties of the raw seeds.

I decided to give them to the chickens.  Think they can tell they were getting a treat?

They truly love their treats!

The next time I was out there, you couldn’t even tell I had given them anything.  Of course, Meg wanted to know what I had and why she didn’t get any.

Meg

She thought about trying my thumb since she didn’t get any of the pumpkin.

Yeah, that’s the way Meg is.  Next up are the butternut squash that my sister gave me.

There’s nothing like home grown food, especially when your sister gives it to you. 🙂

Linking to Mosaic MondayHomestead Barn Hop and You Capture where the theme is fruits and vegetables.