It's a pumpkin-a-palooza!
A couple weeks ago we left a note in a the pay box where we got that spectacular blue pumpkin. A farmer a couple towns away had a huge wagon full of them in front of his place
In the note we thanked them for their lovely buncha pumpkins and asked them to call us if they had any ugly ones they couldn't sell or that they wouldn't (or didn't) compost... and we'd be very happy to take them off their hands. And they called! So we went on down today to load up the truck. It was great!
It was the most sincere pumpkin patch I had ever seen. My eyes nearly popped out of my head and my mind was boggled. The Big Man started picking some pumpkins (where they told us) and I went on the hunt for the elusive blue pumpkin. Technically its a Jarrahdale. I've also seen them called blue "cheese" pumpkins. Of course I found them about 3 acres away and it was a very long walk back to the truck with those very heavy pumpkins. We left some of our honey for our new friends and headed home.
Excitedly we filled up the trolley and trundled a load down to the pigs and threw the pumpkins at.. I mean.. to the hungry oinkers. They went hog wild.
Really. Hog wild.
They loved them.
Did you know that pumpkin is a natural wormer? Just another reason to load up the hogs with pumpkins. Plus it gives them something to do. And they really dig in.
And a happy pig makes good bacon. Go bacon!