Carving Pumkins

10/12/2019 Davis, CA

We have the grandkids for the weekend and one of our planned events was to carve pumpkins or draw on pumpkins or both, we’ll see how it works out.  First we have to go into town and buy the pumpkins.

So we went in to the Co-op where they had a convenient selection.

We did not have to go out into the field and pick our own, they’re right there.  Of course, the girls patted the tomato for good luck.

Back at the ranch, we got everything ready for the event.

I made the initial incision and turned it over to the kids to take the seeds out of the pumpkins.  The unanimous verdict was “too slimy” and they deserted me and went inside to make cupcakes.  The best takeaway from that would be for them to learn to stick around and clean up after the work is done.

The slimy job ahead.

I cleaned the seeds out by myself.  They’ll do better next year and I am kind of looking forward to doing, at least, one elaborate carving.  So here are the results.  We’ll see how they look after dark when we can light the candles.

Along the way, they both got their hair trimmed.  It was a beautiful day.

And here’s how the pumpkins look at night.

That’s what’s new today.