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Flattened French pumpkins last of 2009 bounty

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

I was surprised last fall to find, after the frost wilted the leaves in the upland garden, a healthy crop of winter squash. It was a cold summer, not, I thought, conducive to squash production. We've eaten most of the butternuts, buttercups, acorns and Mandans. What's left, and I admit being a little tired of, are rouge vif d'etampes, the flattened squash that are a sort of French pumpkin, like the one Fairy Godmother used to make Cinderella's coach. Click here to read Molly Miron's Pinesol Postings.

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