Monday, October 16, 2017

Pumpkins





I've been making pumpkins.
I ordered a kit from Mary Maxim.
Five crochet pumpkins.
I've finished two and started the third.


Pumpkin

Pumpkins, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, was found in Mexico.


Pumpkin

As one of the most popular crops in the United States, 680,000,000 kilograms (1.5 billion pounds) of pumpkins are produced each year. The top pumpkin-producing states include IllinoisIndianaOhioPennsylvania, and California.


Pumpkins


When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, steamed, or roasted. In its native North America, it is a very important, traditional part of the autumn harvest, eaten mashed and making its way into soups and purees. Often, it is made into pie, various kinds of which are a traditional staple of the Canadian and American Thanksgiving holidays. In Canada, Mexico, the United States, Europe and China, the seeds are often roasted and eaten as a snack.


Pumpkins



And, today is Oliver's Gotcha Day.
He's lived at Twisty Lane one year today.
So glad you are here little guy! 



Oliver






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24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your pumpkins are so cute. I love your kitty, Oliver has beautiful eyes. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Sylvia said...

Love your pumpkins and they will last!

Maggie said...

You're so talented to be able to create these fab pumpkins, I love the darker coloured one with the ridges down the sides.
We don't "do" pumpkins here in France the way you do over there, so it's difficult and expensive to have the sort of display that I see in blogland at this time of year. I have grown them myself in the past but no longer have the space needed for them since we grassed over the potager.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Adam said...

beautiful cat

Gillena Cox said...

Those crochet pumpkins are awesomwe!!! Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your knitted pumpkins are the best kind, Snap! They will last forever always looking pretty.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love those crochet pumpkins! Pumpkin seeds are extremely high in protein and magnesium -- a great addition to any diet!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oliver is a beautiful kitty ... happy gotcha' day to lucky him and lucky you!

The pumpkins you are making are great fall decorations .... and it was fun reading the history of the fruit as well. We see fields of them here in Oregon too... I wonder if they grow everywhere? We used to roast the seeds after making jack-o-lanterns with the kids (half a century ago)... but never did anything with the rest of it. (Even tho I'd buy canned pumpkin for the TG pies.) ... Its kind of embarrassing to admit that, but don't think I am the only one. Too bad how most of the fruit gets wasted.

Mary said...

Adorable pumpkins Snap! Happy Gotcha Day to Oliver, his handsome face reminds me of my sweet Sebastian...*sniff* :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a lovely idea - they must be so pleasing to hold. Your cute puss is beautiful and happy too!

Jeanie said...

These look just fabulous! And so does Oliver!

Lorrie said...

Such good-looking pumpkins! There are so many varieties of squash and I think I like them all!

podso said...

I love pumpkins--it must partly be their bright pop of color and the fact that they come around when cooler weather is arriving after hot summers. Your little hand made ones are really cute and will be fun to use over the years!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your pumpkins are wonderful and Oliver is very handsome! x K

aspiritofsimplicity said...

those are awful cute.

Lowcarb team member said...

I just had to come over from Eileen's blog.
Your pumpkins are just wonderful.

All the best Jan

Louca por porcelana said...

So beautiful!Love them!!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Hi Oliver! LOve love love the pumpkins - now if I just had some orange yarn. Lovely post.

Tom said...

...pretty kitty!

A Colorful World said...

Those pumpkins are awesome! And I love the sweet cat.

Christine said...

I love those crochet pumpkins and I wish we made more of pumpkin over here in the UK.
Happy anniversary to you & Oliver!

Latane Barton said...

Love those pumpkins. Such a fall thing, don't you think? And, love Oliver, too. I am a cat person and he's such a cutie.

Angie said...

Snap - playing catch-up with my blogging friends since I have had visitors for nine days. Oh, what lovely pumpkins - and all the facts to go with them! We recently visited a pumpkin patch here in Montana, and due to the frost, all the vines had withered and you could see the orange of the pumpkins across the field. I love roasting pumpkin seeds - a tradition from my childhood - but I have to wait until the end of the month when we carve them! Have a warm orange weekend!

Jann Olson said...

Your pumpkins are so cute Snap! I loved the facts that you shared. There are so many unique pumpkins now days. I love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann