Monday, September 12, 2016

Pumpkins! And That Fall Feeling



Larry planted pumpkins in the rich dirt of the old chicken yard, and they have been trying to take over the earth, I swear. Yesterday he harvested them and got a right wagonload. This is minus a half dozen already given away.


I posted a lot of pumpkin recipes a few years ago. Go here to find lots of ways to use up pumpkins!

I am loving the fall feeling in the air, even though the temperatures are not giving up. It's still too hot but mornings and evenings are cool, and the moon has been gorgeous. Leaves are drifting down, some of them because it's time, others because of the dry weather we've had the past two weeks. The gardens are slowly dying back although we are still getting some vegetables for the table. I hope it can hold on til frost.

This morning the air was so clear as we took our walk out to the church and back. We got home, had an enormous breakfast and then took our coffee out on the swing. We have a lot to do today, but it's nice to take a slow start. Tonight I'm storytelling in Beckley, WV at the beautiful Tamarack Arts Center.

Loving these days and these times.

Have a great day, my friends.

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1 comment:

Quinn said...

I just posted a picture of my very first pumpkin! Maybe you can tell me, Sue: if you have to pick a big pumpkin before it is ripe, what's the best way to use it? I'd like to make puree, but maybe it wouldn't have enough flavor? Should I cut it up and steam or boil it like summer squash? Thanks for any advice!

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