Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween


6 comments:

Murf said...

Happy Halloween! Nice to see at least one person still carves in the classic old-fashioned way. :-) What is Little Abbey going as? As a PBS fan, you would appreciate what I am going as - Bob Ross. It's a little cryptic for those of us who remember him, it's a moment of bonding. However, I don't see how men can have real beards. I had to take off my fake one after a few hours.

sage said...

Happy Halloween. Pumpkins here are down right scarce this year, with the drought taking its toll.

warren said...

We're fans of the "cut your fingers clean off" style of carving too! None of that delicate scraping business! Well done!

Ed said...

Murf - A princess... again. I wouldn't haven't gotten Bob Ross until you said his name. Perhaps if you carried the painting and paintbrush around all the time, there might have been a chance. Yeah beards take me about a week to get used to. Everything is fine for a time and then I go through a week where they drive me nuts and then after that, I'm fine. I'm not sure why that is.

Sage - Although the drought made them ripen earlier, the dry fall without a hard freeze until recently helped preserve them too. Since I still grow my own pumpkins down on the farm, the price is pretty reasonable too.

Warren - I have done the delicate scraping style in the past when it was just my wife and I and lots of time in the evenings with a bottle of wine to go with. Now with a young kid and another on the way, it is most definitely fingers to the wind and get the carving done as soon as possible.

roaring40 said...

Right back at ya. If a bit belated.

Three Score and Ten or more said...

This was the first Halloween in twenty-some years when we didn't decorate at all. We were lucky to get home from the store with treats before the floods of kids arrived. The closest thing to a decoration was a commercial terra-cotta pumpkin with a candle sitting on the porch. Just too dang tired to do a lot of my favorite things