My DS and I went to a pumpkin sale (pick your own, late in the season,farmer trying to get rid of them) last November. We brought home about 10 gorgeous ones, and she canned 42 pints!! DH doesn't care for it (stuck eating stewed pumpkin in Egypt for a few weeks, long story). So we never eat it. But the Shelties adore it!! When Bitsy Boodle went off her food (and she's so thin you can slide her under the door), that pumpkin was what got her started back eatling again. Big thanks to DS for all the hard work to get real home canned pumpkin stored away for the babies!!!