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***Imagine a big picture of my pumpkin here. You know – that picture that I haven’t got around to taking. ;)***
I love gleaning things. According to Wikipedia:
“Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.”
In a more general sense I consider gleaning the process of taking unused foodstuffs from people who don’t want it or don’t have a need for it. This time of year is great for gleaning pumpkins. Our neighbors sell pumpkins but I never got around to buying any this year. Without kids around no one really seems to care or notice if I decorate so I didn’t bother. I was really craving pumpkin seeds though!
My cousin gave me 4 pumpkins that she had sitting by her back door. She didn’t have time to carve them with a new baby around. Unfortunately I left my tailgate down and lost 2 of them. Good thing they were free! Then I brought home a big pumpkin from work. It was just sitting in our entryway and no one wanted it. There are a lot of pumpkins still sitting on my neighbors’ porches that I could ask about if I wanted more. They’re just going to rot anyway if they don’t get used!