|Preparing a garden pumpkin, November 2017|
I also made a pumpkin pie using our own chicken's eggs, though not with the above pictured pumpkin (it went into a lovely pork and vegetable stew). As mentioned previously, I was a bit disappointed in my pumpkins this year--late forming and small; at least the flavor was good.
Additionally there was a selection of our homebrew on offer: last year's rhubarb wine and the two year old elderberry wine (though that vintage has been hit and miss--the bottle we opened ended up being a little too rough for drinking though fine for cooking). It made for a very happy Thanksgiving!
About the festive bird: while I bought one this year, I'm hoping that in years to come we can raise our own bird. At the moment we have two big, meaty cockerels out back--both of which look like good eating! But they are hopefully going to be breeding stock, as part of our goal in a self-sustaining flock, so we're not eating them just yet. Perhaps next year we'll have half a dozen fat cockerels ready for eating.
It was a lovely meal, and I'm glad I could serve food from my own garden.