I decided it was finally time to try roasting the big, orange pumpkin that has been so much fun in my yard and on my step. But when I cut into it, I found lots of sprouts!I'm not sure whether sprouted pumpkin seeds mean problems for pumpkins or not, but this pumpkin didn't smell anything like I think pumpkins should smell. (Not awful, or rotten--just sort of earthy and sprout-like...) Ultimately, I decided that one of the butternut squashes from my garden would rather be roasted and made into soup.
And, while I wasn't scooping pumpkin bits into and out of the sink, I thought it'd be fun to try making soap. Here's one of my first two batches: a honey-oat soap.