Living the Country Life

Pumpkin Content

Kids are learning about social issues through a spokes-pumpkin
There is power in beloved children’s characters. They tell a story, and deliver a message. Combine them with agritourism, and it’s a win-win for farmers, parents, and kids. ...
Pumpkin is a good source of energy and protein for beef cattle
After Halloween, the market for pumpkins takes a huge dive. Your pumpkin patch is probably littered with pumpkins that are broken or blemished, and others didn’t sell. They’re just left...
Don't throw away the seeds when you're carving your Halloween pumpkins! A 10- to 14-pound pumpkin will yield about 1 cup of raw seeds, and they are delicious!
Instead of making pumpkin pie again this holiday season, make this butternut squash pie. Kids love the pumpkin seed topper.
Number of Servings: 8 Prep: 15 min Bake: 44 min at 375° Start to Finish: 1 hr 45 min (plus time for piecrust) Vegetable oil, for pan 1 (2 lbs.) butternut squash, halved...
Serve this spicy sauce with tacos, nachos, taco salad, or over grilled chicken or pork.
Yield: 3 cups 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 2 shallots, peeled and minced 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced* 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds, ground...
Serve over baked apple slices with milk and maple syrup or honey; over applesauce; atop sliced bananas with yogurt; or just eat plain.
Number of Servings: 13 Serving Size: 1/4 cup servings Yield: 3 1/4 cups Prep: 20 min Bake: 20 min at 350° 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and well-drained 1/2 cup...
A hint of spicy heat keeps this candy from tasting too sweet.
Number of Servings: 24 Yield: about 1 lb. (24 servings) Prep: 20 min (plus toasting seeds) Cook: 15 min 1-1/2 cups toasted pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2...
A 10- to 14-pound pumpkin will yield about 1 cup raw seeds.
Number of Servings: 16 Serving Size: 1/4 cup Prep: 15 min Bake: 40 min at 325° Stand: 24 hr 4 1/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 teaspoon...
Keep them in top shape for all of your autumn activities
Several years ago we had a small pumpkin patch that produced maybe three pumpkins, but it was fun to watch them grow over the summer. The toughest part was figuring out when to pick them. Mike...
You can have your pumpkin and eat it too
Pumpkins are fun for fall decorating, and yummy to cook with – unless the kids have cut them up. Carving exposes the pumpkin flesh to bacteria and other creepy-crawlies, so a pumpkin meant for...