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October 28, 2007

The ghostly little pumpkin.

I don't know what's happened to the pumpkin patch but I've had a hard time finding pumpkins this season. The first one I bought started rotting the next day. The second was all spongy and not suitable for carving. At least the kind of pumpkin carving that I like to do.

I managed to get one of those white "ghost pumpkins" to try, which was good because there wasn't much else. The ghost pumpkins were all small and mine was no exception, but I found it to be good for carving. I didn't spend a lot of time on this one, but here is the result...

A little goofy looking in the light...

...and a little creepy looking in the dark.

7 comments:

Fawn said...

Apparently, there's just something wrong with the pumpkin crop this year, at least judging from the following group one of my friends just joined on Facebook: "global warming is rotting pumpkins before Halloween. Try denying it now."

Fawn said...

Aha!

Something rotten in the pumpkin patch

Peter Tyrrell said...

Ah... I look forward to your pumpkin carving every year.

Meandering Michael said...

Hopefully I'll be able to find another before the big day.

Mom said...

Great job.....again! I guess you'll have to come back to Ottawa to get good pumpkins. Ours are great......at $2 each!

Chelle said...

What type of tools do you like to use, Michael? I can never seem to find high-quality pumpkin carving knives.

Meandering Michael said...

You don't need any special kind of pumpkin carving knife. Pretty much any thin, sharp knife will do the trick. Cheap kitchen knives (not the ones for dining, but the ones for cutting vegetables) are all you really need.