Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Distractions!





For April - my 26 year old calico girl, taken almost a year ago on a cold day. She's as mad for prawns as your Keiffer.
For Miss M - enough pumpkin for you? This was last year's squash harvest.

6 comments:

methylsalicylate said...

Niiiiice! What's the dense-looking orange one on the lower left?

Sara said...

Baby Bear.

methylsalicylate said...

That looks like an ideal pie pumpkin to me. What was the texture like and the seed/flesh ratio?

Sara said...

The larger ones actually could have served as Jack-o-Lanterns; as they got bigger the flesh was about 2 inches deep with a fist sized cavity of seeds. They were pale fleshed, a pale orange, and fairly, but not overly, fibrous. The younger ones roasted really well.

I really should have saved those sweet mama seeds! That had a very sweet, deep orange, thick, non-fibrous flesh - almost the colour of sweet potato - with compact seeds and not much stringy stuff around them.

methylsalicylate said...

Yummy! I'm really looking forward to growing squash this year. Where did you get seeds for the long yellow one on the upper left (that we eat when they're courgette-age in the US, boiled - crookneck squash in the database).

Sara said...

It's actually an overgrown yellow courgette... :-) I probably picked the seeds up somewhere basic like Homebase.

I need an allotment blog as well! Maybe I will resurrect my old one.