Have you used pumpkins to decorate your home or porch this Fall season? If so now is the time when we make the change to Christmas everywhere - outside and all over your home. The question is what to do with those pumpkins?
Hungry squirrels, birds and deer will love to have them and it's fun to watch them enjoy and feast on the pumpkins you no longer want or need. Here are a few ways to do it.
Take the pumpkin out to your yard where you see squirrels running around and place the pumpkin up right. Cut a large hole in the side of the pumpkin and watch the squirrels come to check it out. Squirrels love pumpkin seeds and the meat of the pumpkin.
For birds cut the pumpkin in half leaving seeds in tact adding a few sunflower or mix seeds to it. Birds will eat the seeds and the meat of the pumpkin. Large birds will eat some of the pumpkin seeds and the pumpkin meat.
Don't forget the deer that come to your yard or back feild. They love pumpkins and will feast on them until the pumpkins are almost gone. Just cut the pumpkins in half and set them out. The deer will find them.
Now, what to do after the squirrels, birds and deer have feasted? I cut the pumpkins up and put them in the compost pile. Some I put in my flower beds to enrich the soil. But, if you choose to put the cut up pumpkins in your flower beds don't be surprised to see a pumpkin vine or two growing in with your flowers next Spring. And it can be fun to watch them grow as long as you do not cut off the end of the vine you will have pumpkins next Fall.