Santa Fe 4th Annual Pumpkin Bash!!
Yesterday I held the 4th Annual Pumpkin Bash here in Santa Fe and about 35 people came! IT was COLD but not as cold as later on during the day and people warmed up swinging an axe! My friend Jill Foster called them ‘the choppers’! I also supplied my pumpkin soup (the recipe is in the previous post) to warm the bones. This was the biggest turnout to date. All my friends, Master gardener friends and Homegrown friends came out for the big event. Everyone had fun and afterwards took some pumpkin home. Must have given away over 300 lbs to friends and the other 85 lbs is going to Kitchen Angels! Let’s figure out how many pies it would make- Take 385 lbs x 16 oz (16 oz in a lb) = 6160 oz. Divide that by 12 oz (1.5 cups is the standard amount of pumpkin used in pies) and we get 513 pies!! Even if we subtract some out for that stringy stuff and seeds we still get around 500 pies!
Be sure and invite Linda and I next year! I am looking at the images of that axe and I swear it must have been last used on Anne Boleyn 🙂
No problem! I thought living in LV it might be too far to come into SF or I woulda invited you! Consider yourself invited for next year! I think you are right about that ax being used last on Ann Boleyn!
What fun! Totally enjoyed smashing pumpkins! Made your delicious
soup and added kelp as well. Thanks for all you do to inspire us and
make gardening the most fun ever, Jannine. Pumpkin Hugs, Nicole