Carving Pumpkins

Every year I carve some pumpkins for a few clients.  I do not do anything fancy, nor do I use any tools but for a floral knife, and a drill.  A drill?  They are great for drilling eyes.  I do get mildly grumpy about hauling pumpkins up my back stairs to my carving station in the kitchen-but all in all, I like the process.  Buck cooks; I carve.  I only carved 3 for home this year.  I have so many kids come, I don’t dare skip this traditional part of Halloween.

Well, maybe scooping the goop part isn’t the most fun.  But picking out just the right pumpkins, the plan for the face, the carving and the lighting are all part of a fall ritual I enjoy.


I can’t wait until later!