Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Butterkin


This pumpkin variety looks as though it is a baby-version of the Long Island Cheese pumpkin. it has the same squat shape and buff skin, only these pumpkins grow around 4 lbs at maturity. The flavor is actually most similar to the butternut squash and can be prepared in the same way.

To learn more about different pumpkin, gourd and squash varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page. 

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin



This is one of my favorite pumpkins. The squat Cinderella shape and understated buff skin looks waxy like a wheel of cheese. This pumpkin is perfect for pies. These pumpkins are usually heavy for their size and the flesh is sweet and plentiful.

To learn more about different pumpkin, gourd and squash varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page. 

Delicata Squash


The Delicata Squash is a sort of cross between a winter and a summer squash. Though it has a winter squash-like outer skin, the skin is more delicate, hence the name. The squash can be prepared similar to a summer squash...steaming, sauteing etc.

To learn more about different pumpkin, gourd and squash varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page.  

Ohio National Poultry Shop Shopping Haul, CC Post

Check out all the goodies I got while we were visiting the Ohio National Poultry Show over at Community Chickens!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Golden Hubbard


The Hubbard Squash has a thick, hard skin which makes it perfect for winter storage. The flesh is sweet and gets even sweeter as the squash ages. It's a great all-around squash that freezes and cans well. Good for pies and roasting.

To learn more about different pumpkin, gourd and squash varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page.  

Attending the Ohio National Poultry Show, CC Post

Zach and I attended the Ohio National Poultry Show on the 11th and 12th of November. Check out my Community Chickens post to learn about this amazing experience!

Attending the Ohio National Poultry Show

Flat White Boer Pumpkin


The Flat White Boer Pumpkin is a pure white pumpkin with that flat Cinderella shape, only the bottoms of the sections tend to have a drooping look to them, almost as if the pumpkin is melting. The squash originated in South Africa after the Dutch Boers who were the Colonial power at the time. Boer is the Afrikaan word for "farmer".

The flesh of this pumpkin is very sweet making it a perfect choice for desserts and pies. 

To learn more about different pumpkin, gourd and squash varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page.   
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