Thanksgiving Pumpkin

30 Nov

Most people grow pumpkins and then enjoy carving jack-o-lanterns or making delicious pies.  Around here, we do things a little differently.  We grate our pumpkin and add water, sugar, and yeast (and a couple other things).

making pumpkin wine

We started some pumpkin wine.  If we chose our pumpkins well, we’ll call it Madelyn’s Delight.

pumpkin wine

It will clear perfectly white and be a good dry table wine.

mum in wine glass

mum in wine glass

All those insides can’t go to waste.

pumpkin insides

I took them to the birds.

chickens eating pumpkin

There might have been some left-over celery too.

duck eating celery

peacock eating celery

I also had some pumpkins that we didn’t need to use, so I decided to treat the goats.  I started with showing it to little Moose.



He didn’t get it, but when the big goats started checking it out, he finally got interested.

Maisie, Moose, Bud & Harley

Maisie, Moose, Bud & Harley

How many goats can eat from one pumpkin?

Minnie, Bud, and Harley

Minnie, Bud, and Harley

It looks like I needed to harvest some more.

Sharing with Weekly Top Shot, SOOC Sunday, Bird d’Pot, and Camera Critters.

24 Responses to “Thanksgiving Pumpkin”

  1. TexWisGirl November 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    that’s cute that everyone gets to have a treat. 🙂

    • Teresa November 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      We try to make sure everyone gets something, including the humans. 😉

  2. S. J. Qualls November 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Pretty wine! Glad to see everyone is sharing!

    • Teresa November 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Well, they are more or less sharing. 🙂

  3. Linda Williams November 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Wow – pumpkin wine! That’s something I’ve never heard of. I like how no part of your pumpkins go to waste.

    • Teresa November 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

      Well, to be fair, nobody eats the stem, but it will just go back into the soil. Pumpkin wine isn’t my favorite, but my nephews really like it.

  4. Karen, Pixel Posts November 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    How sweet to see the animals enjoying their treats!

    • Teresa November 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

      They do love the pumpkin!

  5. Jeanne November 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    What kind of flavor does the wine have? Any hint of pumpkin?

    • Teresa November 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

      If we choose the correct pumpkin, it doesn’t. If we get the wrong pumpkin, it tastes like raw pumpkin.

  6. December 1, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    All is good!!!!!! LOL

  7. Gunilla Bäck December 1, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Great shots! They’re all having a feast!

    • Teresa December 1, 2013 at 7:19 am #

      They really do enjoy the treats.

  8. HansHB December 1, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Lovely serie. They are having their own party!

    • Teresa December 1, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      They are a lot of party animals out there!

  9. Pat December 1, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    I love seeing everyone enjoying the pumpkins.

    • Teresa December 1, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      They had to wait for them this year until we were done with making wine. They usually get them right after Halloween. They don’t seem to mind the wait though.

  10. EG CameraGirl December 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I like how nothing seems to go to waste at your place!

    • Teresa December 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

      I try. I know there’s still more I could do, but I do try.

  11. Leovi December 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Wonderful photos! Really great still life with pumpkin and glass of wine!

    • Teresa December 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      Thank you, Leovi. With the colder weather, it’s the time to bring the photography inside.

  12. Laurie Kazmierczak December 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    That duck eating the celery quacks me up! Have a wonder filled week!

    • Teresa December 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hahaha! They do love their greens.

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