Flat Aggie: All About Pumpkins

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this and farmer math from A Kansas Farm Mom to bring Flat Aggie’s Agmazing Adventures to life!

Use with Flat Aggie Visits the Great Pumpkin Patch

Classroom Materials
From Illinois Ag in the Classroom: Pumpkin Ag Mags

From Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom: Harvest of the Month posters (scroll down to find cucumbers or summer squash) & corresponding lessons about cucurbits (i.e. pumpkins, squash, etc.)

Books

  • Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White (ISBN-13: 978-0823413201)
  • The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano (ISBN-13: 97-8435120884)
  • How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara (ISBN13: 9780375940149)
  • From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer
  • Patty’s Pumpkin Patch by Terri Sloat
  • Picking Apples and Pumpkins by Liz Mills
  • Pumpkin by Jack Will Hubbell
  • Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
  • Pumpkins by Jacqueline Farmer

Classroom Activities
From Illinois Ag in the Classroom
Pumpkin Interest Approaches (scroll down to pumpkin) Includes pumpkin pie in a bag, pumpkin chain and more.
Pumpkin Glyph (for K-3). Found on page 12 of this lesson book.

Pumpkin Suncatcher

Web Resources

 

Gallery

Flat Aggie Visits The Great Pumpkin Patch

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The Condill family welcomed me with open arms to their Centennial farm, The 200 Acres. The 200 Acres is made up of The Great Pumpkin Patch, The Homestead Bakery and The Homestead Seeds. They take pumpkins all the way from … Continue reading

Field Meals: Menu 3

And the rain came pouring down, but not enough to slow My Farmer.  By noon, the semi was hauling in corn, thus I reluctantly spent the afternoon in the kitchen preparing dinner.  This farmer’s wife doesn’t always greet dinner duty with bells on.

Tonight’s rather simple dinner was delivered and served just as the skies opened up in a twilight rain which effectively sent the farmers home. Continue reading

Field Meals: Menu 2

This time of year every meal is based on what can be harvested from the garden.  Thus sweet potatoes in Meal 1 and for this menu green bell peppers.  The plants have exploded in the past weeks so I decided to use them as an unconventional taco shell. Continue reading

Field Meals: Menu 1

So, it’s begun.  Harvest with its early mornings, late starts, country road traffic jams and field meals.  As I shared last year, serving a hot dinner to our harvest crew is one way we (my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and I) can contribute to this challenging yet rewarding season.  You can find my 2013 menu plans on the  Field Meals page, as well as links to this year’s dinner plans, which may or may not be repeats from the last year.  Of course, many of these meals come with a story, so you’ll be reading those too. Continue reading

Flat Aggie: About Soybeans

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this and farmer math from A Kansas Farm Mom to bring Flat Aggie’s Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

Flat Aggie: About Specialty Crops

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this and farmer math from A Kansas Farm Mom to bring Flat Aggie’s Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading