Two things I’ll always remember about this week: how miserable I made Rodney Shedd and Tiffany Shedd’s fabulous Pumpkin Pie Cake.
It was the last day for picking cotton this season at the The Cotton Shedd Farm near Eloy.
The heritage family arm run by Rodney and Tiffany is a working farm that produces cotton, wheat and beef as well as offer country living classes, art classes, handmade soaps and Tiffany’s original artwork. While Rodney handles the harvest, Tiffany—in addition to other chores of farm life—has opened her home and the farm experience to anyone who’s hankering to be a “farmer for the day.” You’ll see how cotton is picked, get to pick some yourself, take a hayride and then be treated to a farmhouse meal including the Pumpkin Pie Cake! High atop the cotton rig in the middle of the Shedd’s 900-acre cotton field, I was shooting video out the door of the cab that Rodney was driving.
“When you’re done shooting Jan, would you mind closing the cab door? I’m allergic to cotton.” What a gracious man. If I were Rodney I would’ve booted me right off the cotton pickin’ rig! That cab is the only thing that shelters Rodney from flying cotton debris and has allowed him to continue to do what he loves — and will always love best — be a cotton farmer. So, I’ll live with the memory or ruining Rodney’s day. You take the cake! It’s a fall harvest winner from The Cotton Shedd.
Get the full recipe here: jandatri.com/recipes/pumpkin-pie-cake/