Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

This is my front porch, and yes those pumpkins are ALL ours.  I never meant to have this many.  Here's how it happened.  


I bought the first pumpkin (the one in the middle) almost a month ago, when the pumpkins first came out in the grocery store.  I couldn't help it.  It was the most perfectly round shaped brilliantly orange colored pumpkin I had ever seen.  I had to get it, especially since it was only five bucks.  It was the only pumpkin I had for the past few weeks.  Then over the weekend I decided to buy a few more pumpkins at the grocery store, before there were only rejects left.  So I got two big ones and three little ones for everyone in the family.  That was in addition to the big one I already had.  I thought maybe I shouldn't have gotten that many at the time, but they were a good price and this way we all had one to carve.  Little did I know that Lana would come home from school with one more to add to the collection yesterday.  Then we went to story time at the Library this morning, where Lana and GG each got to take home yet ANOTHER pumpkin.  Now we're up to NINE.  NINE PUMPKINS! The best part about all this, Sonya's school has "pumpkin patch day" today. All the kids get to pick out a pumpkin to bring home.  That will make ten.  TEN!!


Melinda, I don't think you need to pick up a pumpkin to carve for Saturday night.  


By the way-can anyone tell me how to go about making pumpkin bread using fresh pumpkin?  I think I may have a couple to use...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have a pumpkin issue. Um, just from experience (my mom's, not mine) it's really hard to use fresh pumpkin for baking. It's really stringy and kind of meal-y. I'd say stick to Libby's.... Enjoy all the carving.

-BADK

brenda said...

Jeez, I thought David was bad whining about 3!! Good thing I didn't have 10. I like them!!

MelPep said...

Real glad I read this before my flight back west and my jet-lagged Saturday. I would be honored to carve one of the pumpkins!

Megan said...

i agree with what Beth said... use canned. Fresh is supposed to be super hard to work with.