In America, in the Fall, the people buy pumpkins and put them on their front door steps. Their stoops.
An estimated THREE million pumpkins are purchased in the United States during the month leading up to Halloween. Many people carve scary Halloween faces into their pumpkins to keep that old Irish drunk Stingy Jack at bay, but most simply place a pumpkin on the steps and call it good. It is a lovely colourful tradition (though I would rather cook the pumpkins, make pumpkin soup and invite the drunk to dinner) but each to his own.
I spend the whole month watching the pumpkins sitting on peoples steps and hoping there will not be a bad frost that rots the pumpkins before we can collect them. Because collect them we do. Not three million but we do get a few. And every day for as long as they last I break a pumpkin up, with a sharp spade and divide this good food amongst the pigs. Pumpkins and their seeds have a good portion of Iron and calcium and are very high in Vitamin A. (Plus low in cholesterol for those of you who count such things.) Very good food.
We collect pumpkins, black walnuts and bags and bags of autumn leaves.
Autumn is a good time for the pigs.
I hope you have a lovely day
Love your friend