Thanksgiving Pumpkin

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.

Halloween Edition of Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The topics for today’s scavenger hunt have a Halloween theme to them.  They are:  dress up, candy, pumpkin, spooky, and orange.

I still have some pumpkins sitting around.  I will either feed them to the goats and geese, or we might try and make some wine.  We’ll see how ambitious I am.


My son called me last night and told me to dress up and come in for the town’s Haunted Trail.

self-portrait in witch hat

I did go to town, but I didn’t make the walk down the old railroad right-of-way.  From the sound of the screams, it would have given me opportunities to get a good shot for spooky.  As it is, all I’ve got to offer is a leaf in the shadows.

leaf on deck

There were plenty of leaves flying in our gusty winds today, and those leaves are perfect goat candy.

blowing leaves

At least, Jelly thinks so.



Finally, I have my orange kitties.





I couldn’t play favorites and only post one of the orange cats.

I’m sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday IIMandarin Orange Monday, Song-ography where the song of the week is My Life Would Suck Without You.  Obviously, I don’t think I could handle life without my animals and living out in the country.  I’m also sharing with Nurture Photograph where this week’s prompts were purple/spooky.

Pumpkin Brownies

There’s something about fall and pumpkins that just inspires me to bake.  This weekend I baked and processed two pumpkins.

baked pumpkin

I decided to try pumpkin brownies with some of the pumpkin puree that I didn’t need for my holiday pies.

pumpkin brownies

Of course, it has to look different from brownies, so you know there’s something special with them.  That’s why I made them marbled.

pumpkin brownies

You’d think, making the recipe myself, I’d know what size of pan to use, but it’s a bit tricky.  I tried a 9 x 13 pan on my first attempt, but when I changed the recipe, I switched to an 8 x 8 (even though I wrote 9 x 9).  Well, I’d stick with the 9 x 13 because it turned out quite thick.

pumpkin brownies

It’s yummy, but it was quite thick.

pumpkin brownies

I think I might have to try another batch just to make sure they are still delicious when they are thin.

I’m sharing with Clever Chick’s Blog Hop, Monday Mellow Yellows, and Homestead Barn Hop.

I’m so happy to announce the winner of the giveaway is Kelly from Just a Click Away.  If you’re still interested in winning a copy, there’s still time to enter the giveaway at Goodreads (funky widget on the sidebar).

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