And here's Seth getting ready to "help," which consisted mostly of shoveling dirt from one side of the raised bed to another.
And, just as I was getting ready to rake a cleared out bed, I saw what I thought was a dried out leaf HOP about 3 feet! We fascinated at our little Kermit, and Seth spent the rest of the time watching him and pointing out every little critter by yelling "BUG!"
When we had Seth's birthday pancake party, lots of people asked for the recipe for the pumpkin pancakes, so here it is:
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
4 TB butter, melted
3 TB canned pumpkin puree
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (optional)
Combine eggs, butermilk, butter, pumpkin, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix ingredients well with electric mixer. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend with mixer until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter in 1/4 cup portions onto heated and buttered skillet or griddle. Flip pancakes when batter is bubbly and finish cooking on other side.