How about Indian Corn? Exploring in the fields pictured in the background, we found lots of hidden ears of beautiful variety: red, black, multi-colored, etc. We had them decorating our front porch along with the other pumpkins we found until Kate went out there and discovered to her complete HORROR a mouse picking at the corn. What a feast we had laid out for him. We decided to make the corn an indoor decoration and keep those doors shut!
We went to the local pumpkin patch as a field trip with fellow k12-schoolers in the area. It was fun to get to know other families who do what we do. The numbers are growing. I think we had at least double what we had last year---or at least enough to fill 2 huge haywagons. What a fun day for all of us!