I’ve been taking walks around the farm with the dogs to get them (and me) a bit of exercise and fresh air. A day spent in the car, followed by several days playing hide-and-seek with all of your kitchen appliences and utensils dosen’t make for an ideal diet.
Anyway, on our walks so far we’ve seen quite a bit of wildlife. I saw a ring-neck pheasant run across our front yard and the dogs scared up a dozen turkeys near the pond in back.
As we were coming back from a walk we came upon what I’m calling the “Horse Barn” because there were some horses kept there in the past and they apparently liked chewing on this particular building.
So as we were fighting our way through the weed-choked lot below the horse barn, I noticed something on the ground.
Turns out there is something of a volunteer pumpkin, acorn squash and butternut squash patch below the horse barn.
I skipped the few that were past their prime, but I managed a haul of 5 pumpkins, 1 acorn squash and 2 butternut squash, with plenty more squash out there to bring in.
This morning I took a walk to the Southern edge of the property to mentally-inventory the current fences, and came upon a big apple tree that is LOADED with apples. We briefly discussed making applesauce, but I’m not sure if it’ll happen in the midst of all the unpacking.
Either way, the pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving dinner are taken care of.
How cool! You know – I’ve seen a lot of seriously easy applesauce recipes floating around the interwebs. Actually, mom made some last week and all she did was peel and cook them, then add a little sugar and cinnamon. It was chunky and delicious.