[Homestead] Pumpkins - how to put up?

Melody Oliphant merriemelody39 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 12:10:46 EST 2011


I skipped the Little House books as a kid and first read them when I was in
my late 20s early 30s. I remember being so impressed with how they lived. I
was also impressed at the information that one could glean by reading them
(like knowing you can store pumpkins in your attic ;)

Time *does* fly, doesn't it?!

Good luck with your pumpkin project :)



On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Lisa Kae Van Meter Perry <
lisakvperry at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Melody Oliphant
> <merriemelody39 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > They last for a few months when cured & stored properly. Here is an
> article
> > explaining it:
> > http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/2001/9-14-2001/squash.html
> >
> > I have stored winter squash this way and they've lasted well into the
> > winter and early spring.
> >
> > I first read about it in one of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls
> > Wilder. In the book, it said that Ma would store the cured squash in the
> > attic where the girls' bedroom was and that they would use them as tables
> > and chairs. :)
> >
>
> Thanks for the link, Melody--and the chuckle. What seems like 30 years ago,
> but was only 12 (?!!), I read the entire LHotP series out loud to my sons
> when they
> were 4 and 9 (but it took us over a year to finish).  I completely forgot
> and have
> only a faint memory of this story.
>
> In fact, I joined this list right about that time. Way back in late
> '98-early '99.
> Now we're teaching Drivers Ed to the youngest.
>
> lkvp
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