Friday, December 27, 2013

The Punkin's Patch Pumpkin Party

I took the Halloween/Maisie's birthday/Christmas pumpkin out to the barn lot yesterday.  It was a huge pumpkin so heavy I used the hay cart to haul it up from the house. 


I should have just left it on the cart.


A little interest from the nosiest sheep...and chickens.


And then Hank showed up.


So Chocula split.  Does the chicken photo bomb remind you of someone?


Hank left so Chocula came back.


And Renny walked over.  These are brown sheep, not really dirty white sheep.  Sort of like my kitchen floor does have a hint of brown...  Just sayin' ;-).


"Um, we like watermelon much better."


B. Willard did actually put some in his mouth.


And a couple Adventure Chickens gave it a couple tries.


But in the end...it was a bust.  

Note Chicken No's interest in the sledge hammer.  The Graham Lamb of the chicken world...


12 comments:

Auntie Reg said...

Maybe we should have a watermelon party New Year's Eve. Costo has watermelons. You know most boys and girls don't like yellow veggies!!

small farm girl said...

Goats would have scarfed it down! But then again, my goats are stupid. :-)

Tombstone Livestock said...

I have some unusual pumpkins to feed to the cows but want to save the seeds first. Cows would have scarfed that down and not left any evidence.

Mary Ann said...

You know what? My goats nibbled at the pumpkins while they were in my porch decorations. When I finally gave up and put them in the goat pen, they ignored them. The chickens couldn't have cared less... but, putting them in the pasture... the squirrels and possums were very happy!

LannieK said...

Darn, I was hoping they'd love them. The family of deer showed up yesterday afternoon, and finished off every bit of the pumpkins we'd put out - even dug down in the snow. One pumkin left in the garage... then what?
It's a long time till pumkins are ripe again :-/

Karen said...

I'm surprised. Our chickens and sheep would have finished that pumpkin off in no time. Probably the dogs too, if they'd had a chance. We didn't know dogs would eat pumpkin until one year a previous dog ate much of one of the kid's carved pumpkins that had been put out early for Halloween. Needless to say, there were a few tears....

Susan said...

My sheep love, love, love their pumpkins. Plus the seeds are a natural dewormer, so it's a win-win. I love that white chicken - Dora the Explora?

majorasue said...

My sheep would have cleaned that pumpkin up in nothing flat, with absolutely nothing left in the way of evidence.

Michelle said...

That chicken photo bomb really made me laugh out loud. Love it!

Sheepmom said...

Try putting out a pumpkin PIE and see what happens. Yeah. Your kids are just too sophisticated for naked veggies.

Love the photo bomb chicken.

Alice said...

lets see.....two month old pumpkin or fresh cookies....no contest to me!!!

I need orange said...

Burt says he'll be glad to drop by and model pumpkin-eating any old time.

He especially likes the tasty tangled guts. :-) (I don't let him have the seeds....)

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