Today was a gorgeous Fall day here on Cape Cod. We took the family this afternoon out for pumpkin picking, apple cider, a hay ride and freshly popped popcorn at Cobwebb Farm. We picked out some lovely items for our home and two sugar pumpkins for the chickens; one for now and one for later.
When we returned home, someone had laid an egg in our absense. My son placed it on the cinderlla pumpkin decorating the front porch for safe keeping and then helped me introduce the sugar pumpkin to the girls.
As usual, they were suspect and afraid of the new orange round thing. I am not worried. It will only take one brave soul, probably Dottie Speckles, and soon they will be indulging in fresh slimy pumpkin goodness. Oh, did I mention that raw pumpkin seeds are natural wormers for chickens?
2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Picking”
OH! I love the picture of the egg on the pumpkin – It looks like a goose is checking it out! Right down to a black spot for the eye 🙂
That looks like a fun day out for the family. I love your bounty. Are you gonna make a pumpkin pie?
Each fall I feed my chickens a pumpkin seed smoothie or two as a wormer, and just for fun 🙂 Here's how I make them http://backtobasicliving.com/blog/pumpkin-seed-chicken-dewormer/
Oh, how wonderful basicliving! I will definitely check that smoothie out 🙂 Yes, I do believe a pumpkin pie will grace our table. Thanks too for the compliment on the pic. I posted all of today's pics on our Shop the Nest page.