As we begin to come down from our sugar-induced food comas and the spray-on hair dye is washed from pillow cases, we look on and forward to the next holiday. We gather our photographs, laugh at our DIY costume attempts (whether failure or success), and switch to the holiday of the bounty and the harvest. Jack-o-lanterns are composted, and full, pristine pumpkins take their place on the front stoop.
Er… what’s left of the poor gourds, anyway. Those squirrels are pesky little things.
If all else fails? Feed the leftovers to your chickens. Pumpkins are a natural dewormer for your flock!