Part of getting things sorted before we open to the public again is clearing things that have gone over or are in the way. Two of these where the pumpkins and parsnips. The pumpkins had started going off with the heat and so like all big projects, it is better to start them with a friend at your side. My friend Lee was over from NYC and so on Sunday morning before she had to go to the airport I got Lee to help we get started with the making of pumpkin and parsnip soup. It turned out very well and we have a lot now in the freezer of lunches.