Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pumpkin Season

At the beginning of the summer we decided to plant some pumpkins in our little garden patch.  It was a very exciting process for the kids to watch.  From planting the seeds, seeing the sprouts come up, watching the vines grow, and grow, and grow.  Then tiny, little, green balls began to form.  Before we knew it we had lots of great orange pumpkins.  It began to get colder at night, so we took them off the vine.  Here is the lot that we ended up with.
We took the green ones off the vine because we were afraid they would freeze.  They ripened up nicely.  We had a blast carving them up and scooping out the seeds.  Then I cut out the pumpkin, roasted in the oven and blended it up.  We have had pumpkin seeds, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread. 

Then we took to hammering them!  We used Dad's golf tees and their play hammers.  They had a great time with this.  Great fine motor skill those little hand muscles a good workout!

What are you doing with your pumpkins??

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