Monday, October 19, 2009

The camera is back (plus more about pumpkins)

For wonderful information, for the whole process from growing to preserving pumpkins, check out the comments on my previous post. Thanks to Kristen, Anonymous, and Stephanie--another case of me finding out about things I didn't know I didn't know from my internet friends!

My husband found a cord that works with our camera, (hurray!!) so without further ado, a look at some of this year's pumpkins--

I would put this gem in the "green suits me so I'm not planning on changing anytime soon" category:

Then there is, as there was last year, a candidate for "most likely to be ripe in time for use as a jack-o-lantern" category:

And finally, there is the "we will keep you guessing" category, as in when will these little buddies be ready for harvest (if ever, in the case of the one on the left)... :

Ah, well. We have a few more, but these are the ones that made it into the photo shoot. Just glad the camera can be used with the computer again, and that it is highly likely that we will end up with more pumpkin puree in the freezer eventually....

The sure thing about this post is that there is valuable information in the comments left on my last post. If you have questions about pumpkins, be sure to check them out--you'll be glad you did.


Anonymous said...

Marie, Nice posts on the pumkins etc. We scrape the indises out on the pumkins and boil it down to a paste. Th en we can it in quart Jars for pie in february..


all the wood is gone, sorry

Marie said...

Carl--Thanks for your comment--the pumpkins are probably not all that exciting for other people, but they're a highlight around here. We make the puree too, though I've only made bread, not pie with it. Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

Heartbroken about the wood...
But happy for your wallet... :)