Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall is on its way and heavy sunflower heads are ready for picking.  Earlier on in the growing season bees pollinated the flowers so the seeds could grow. 

Cale and Quinn's sunflowers are so huge, they cut them up with an axe and a saw.  They dry the flower heads and eat the seeds.  The small heads go to the birds in the the winter.  They save some of the seeds to plant next spring. 

   Roasted sunflower seeds.  
Spread hulled, raw sunflower seeds on an oiled cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with salt and cumin.  Roast in preheated oven at 325 for 5 minutes.  Turn seeds.  Roast for another 5 minutes.  Eat warm.