Pumpkin Carnage

The Carvers

Originally uploaded by steven_d_krause.

Will and I had our annual pumpkin hunting outting this past weekend. For the last three or four years, we’ve been going to this one particular pumpkin patch sort of on the way to the Plymouth-Canton area. I always get lost on the way out there because I always think it is on Plymouth-Ann Arbor Road, but it’s really on Ford Road (or highway, whatever it is). Anyway, it is a “U-Pick-Em” kinda place that is quite a bit cheaper than buying at the grocery store and it makes for an adventure.

Our carvings, while attractive and the like, are sort of “middle of the road,” really. Here’s some pictures of the finished products:

Pumpkins #1
Two things to mention here: with the pumpkin on the right, I was going for that “translucent” kinda look where the glow of the light in the pumpkin shines through. This hasn’t worked yet; I think I have to carve more away first. Second, the red splotches you might be able to see in the picture are actually hot sauce, which I am hoping will keep away the damn squirrels from last year.

Pumpkins #2
Here’s a better/more dramatic picture of the other two pumpkins. Pretty cool, huh?

Still, I have to hand it to the folks who have some pictures posted at extremepumkins.com. As Will gets a little older and capable of handling the carving knife himself (as opposed to the spoon to scoop the junk out), I think we might have to try some of these versions of pumpkin carving to make it more interesting.

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6 Responses to Pumpkin Carnage

  1. stephanie says:

    Let me know if the hot sauce trick works!!!

  2. Steve says:

    Yeah, so far, so good. I think I need to “replentish” the supply a bit this afternoon– I think it’s all been washed away with dew and wetness and rain and such– but no squirrel attacks yet.

  3. AWemu says:


  4. Steve says:

    What, you want me to say “refresh” or “replace” or “renew?” How about “reapply?” Which, btw, is what I did today. We have had a few minor squirrel incidents, but nothing like what happened last year.

  5. AWemu says:

    No, I wanted you to write replenish. duh. :-)

    Annette, who is in Sweetwaters, but “borrowing” Grizzly Peak’s wireless.

  6. Steve says:

    Ah, spellng….

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