How To Hollow Out a Pumpkin the Easy Way

Here’s an easy way to hollow out a Pumpkin for Halloween! That’s as long as you have a flock of back garden helpers at hand and find hollowing out Pumpkin’s a chore. Get post wonderful pictures just had to re-blog.

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pumpkin collageEach year I grow a couple of extra pumpkins to carve for Halloween. Instead of scooping out the insides myself, I give the chore to my chickens. But I guess it’s not really a chore to them, considering how eager they are to help.

chickens eating a pumpkinEach pumpkin is hollowed out in record timing, flesh and seeds vanish (I’m careful to remove the pumpkins soon after, otherwise they’ll eat the whole thing before I get the chance to carve crazy scary faces). This saves me a bit of time and the hens get a healthy afternoon treat containing a natural wormer.

pumpkin hollowingUncooked pumpkin seeds contain Cucurbitin, an amino acid that can eliminate parasitic worms such as tapeworm and roundworm.

chicken eating a pumpkinEven more reason to get your flock involved with pumpkin carving!

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain x

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  1. Hello and thanks for sharing! Karen 🙂

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    1. growhort says:

      Happy halloween and it should be I thanking you for such a wonderful blog post and photographs, reminds me of my rescue hens when I had a small holding! Happy memories 🙂

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