My nephew, who is always looking for something to give to the animals, had an extra (extra large!) pumpkin that was never carved as intended back in October. It sat and sat in our cold mud room until I could get around to cutting it up and distributing it among the goats. But then I read how very good pumpkin is for the chickens, and decided this would be a welcome fresh treat for them during these snow-covered winter weeks.
When I cut up this huge pumpkin, it reminded me of the story James and the Giant Peach. Couldn't you just imagine a community of talking bugs living in here, waiting to take you on some great adventure?
The chickens devoured this beast of a squash as soon as I brought it over.
So as not to let me forget how very much they love pumpkin too, the goats called and called until I brought them the other half to share.
I'm planting extra pumpkin seeds in the garden this year, that's for sure!