Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Car Hens & PUMPKIN Love

I was cleaning out one of the vehicles the other day and went go to get a broom and when I came back out.... I had a passenger....  Again.

This is Mrs Howell and she has decided she wants her own vehicle. She has spent more time in it recently than I have.

Her inquisitive nature has helped her find some unexpected treasures here.

Pumpkin muffin crumbs, an old granola bar, spilled thistle seed and several dimes.

I drove into town the other day and discovered she was in my backseat.   She had crawled in through an open window......

I am taking her to the next poultry meeting....

Will have to find a chicken sized seatbelt for her.

We are processing the squash and carrots into soup this week.

Darn delicious.   Perfect for the cold nights that have crept up on us.

I obtained a few more of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkins as they make the BEST everything!
Soup, muffins, bread, pie, cookies, etc etc.  Rich and creamy.
Next year I am dedicating an entire area to only grow this type of pumpkin.    I have never tasted anything so good in my life (other than lobsta chowder).

Storing them on this old ladder works well for these giants orbs.

But I didn't store them long.

Here is what they were turned into today:

 Several pies...

 2 qts of soup.

and some left over for pumpkin muffins!!!

 The Blue Hubbard are next to be processed.  I have run out of room in my small shed and it is getting very cold around here, very early.

Got any favorite recipe for Hubbards ?

Whats your favorite pumpkin this year?

Any new discoveries ?

Its raining cows and cats here today. Got streams of water running down the driveway and of course all the hens are on the porch watching it all.Its 45 degrees now but predicted to go down to 30 degrees and turn the roads into a skating rink.

May all of you have safe travels, good company, exciting conversation and healthy meals during this Thanksgiving season.


  1. The chickie could probably get a good feeding in the floor of my car. I had a goat get in the car one time, that was fun.

  2. That is just too funny about the chicken! I have heard those Long Island Cheese Pumpkins are really good but haven't tried them yet. Never tried a Hubbard either! LOL!! Guess I need to expand my horizons! I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving in spite of the nasty weather. :)

  3. I see High Mowing Organic Seeds has Long Island Cheese Pumpkins.

    We'll have skating rinks by tomorrow too. We've gotten 2.5" so far and it's still coming down.

  4. Mrs. Howell, you are a chicken after my heart!!! Happy Thanksgiving, BTW the pies look delicious!!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! Mrs Howell looks quite happy...and those pies look delicious!

  6. Your hen in the car is adorable!

    As for pumpkins, they all look delicious. My favorite variety is butternut. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving,

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  8. I've not cooked Hubbard's before. Honestly, hadn't seen one before this post.

  9. Yum, that pie looks good! Yes, I think Mrs Howell needs her own seatbelt -- maybe even a booster seat so she can see out the window! :)

  10. didn't know hens where inheritantly curious. Too cute! {:-Deb

  11. I love this!

    It's like Driving Miss Howell!

    Miss Daisy would be envious!

    Please. Send. Pie. Immediately.

    Or sooner!

    Those look delicious!

  12. Mrs Howell is quite the adventurous bird!
    I believe I had cheese pumpkins last year--from my CSA. I'll have to keep a look out for them in the future.
    I made "pumpkin" pie from roasted butternut squash this year. very good!

  13. I love Mrs. Howell! What a great girl she is. Your pie and soup look delicious.

  14. Oops, I forgot your grade... Silly me!

    This beautiful bird is a brave little fellow!

    Thanks for linking to the letter "B".