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Old 11-01-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: East valley
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Just wondering what everyone does with their pumpkins after the holiday? Do they just stay outside and turn moldy and yukky, or do you put them in the garbage or what? I guess some people try to make them last until Thanksgiving, but I don't know if its possible in AZ. What do you do?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: In the Deem Hills of NW Phoenix
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If it wasn't turned into a Jack-o-lantern, I'd turn the flesh into pie and dry roast the seeds. Both the meat and the seeds are very nutritious and tasty.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:49 AM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Compost pile.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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We have lots of rabbits that come in the yard to eat the lawn, so I cut a couple small pieces for them and toss the rest. The rabbits go for it big time.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Reminds me of the in-laws of one of my cousins, who were, shall we say, sometimes overly frugal. They told us once that after Halloween, they'd drive along the alleys and pick up jack o lanterns that had been thrown out, and take them home and make pies.

It's quite another thing to make use of your own, since, as they say, you know where it's been.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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Would you believe it? Mine turn into horse-drawn coaches a la Cinderella!

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Old 11-01-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I cut ours into chunks and fed to the chickens...keeps them busy chasing each other for the piece the other one has
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Abbey's Road
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I quit buying them after I looked out the window and saw a group of javelinas eating my carefully carved jack-o-lanterns for breakfast.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Now here's an interesting approach to the leftover pumpkin issue:


BIG CAT HALLOWEEN! - YouTube
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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You wont have a pumpkin last more than 3 days after it's carved in AZ. We threw ours away today that we carved this weekend, all rotted and falling apart.
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