About two weeks ago the kids and I picked all of our little Sugar Pie pumpkins and cow peas. We shelled the peas, which were dried on the vine, right away and made a huge mess on the living room floor doing it. We loved it though. It felt so old timey! Now I need a pressure cooker so we can eat 'em. Yum!
I planted 5 pumpkin seeds and got 15 pumpkins out of them. Not bad although I expected more. I'm happy with the turn out though. I'll be doing good to get them all processed. The pumpkins have had their curing time, whatever that means, and are ready to be chopped, baked and pureed. Sooo, since I didn't have the baby last night like I planned, I guess I'll take care of the pumpkins today instead of a cute little squishy baby. The poor child is probably holding out on being born till I have a name picked out. Maybe Jeff and I should look into that tonight over a pan of pumpkin squares.