we went out to the island for the last time this year. apples for applesauce, pumpkins to make puree. brussels sprouts and greens. then home to naps. after we woke up, i roasted the squash like Lyanda recommends. it’s always so amazing to me that the squash can steam in their skins. then the kids helped peel and get the guts out. we ended up with 12+ cups in the freezer. i cannot wait to make pumpkin apple butter from Food in Jars. after Joseph was born i ate our entire batch myself. i think this might be my most important birthing advice ever: make pumpkin apple butter and put it in the freezer. the postpartum, nursing you will be so happy. here’s an almost complete family picture…hard to get the baby to look at the right time!