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Our Halloween Pumpkins 2009

Sorauren Park Hallowe'en Pumpkins: intro -+- page1: Wabash entrance -+- page2: corner of Sorauren and Wabash -+- page3: closer views of pumpkins -+- our Hallowe'en pumpkins

I bought a "pie" pumpkin (at least I thought it was a pie pumpkin) and left it outside on the porch for about twenty minutes before bringing it inside to carve it. Squirrels had ALREADY started feasting!!

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

E's carving:

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

I decided to carve two faces - one on the front and one on the back. I used the squirrel gnawed areas as guidelines for vent holes. As soon as I cut it open, I realized that this was NOT a pie pumpkin at all. It was an immature Hallowe'en pumpkin - the tasteless watery kind.

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

Because we were buying pumpkins on Hallowe'en Day itself, many stores had zero pumpkins left. And the ones that were left were in a sorry state. T loves to carve a large pumpkin. This one was insanely spoiled on the back - mushy, in fact. The pumpkin was left outside in the back garden for about an hour and no squirrels came near it....

It was also quite unwilling to stand upright without a little help from a folded newprint prop.

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

Halloween pumpkin 31 October 2009

On 1 November, both pumpkins were put into the compost heap. If we'd known about the pumpkin festival at Sorauren Park, we would have taken the small pumpkin over. (Not the big pumpkin though. It was already frighteningly furry and white inside!)










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