These nice folks over in A very novice jack-o-lantern question thread help immensely, lots of good, helpful ideas. Plus I have learned that it’s important to have the right tools and use them correctly if you want to get good results.
The Olethlings[sup]TM[/sup] are quite excited, as you can see in the pix. The best part was the boy, who had never seen a pumpkin before, kept claiming that he was “going to eat it all up” and “this is VERY interesting”.
Now onto Trick or Treating fun tonight. The weather is supposed to be very nice and warm here today, about 70 F.
First, Wow! What amazingly beautiful children you have. Although it’s not surprising considering the genes they inherited from good 'ol dad.
Second, beautiful pumpkins. I especially like the skeleton one. I stink at carving jack-o-lanterns. No matter what my original idea is, I always end up with 3 triangles and a screwed up mouth. (Unless I use on of those carving kits but then I feel like a big cheater. A big cheater with a kick butt jack-o-lantern, but a big cheater none the less).
tevya (maker of screwy jack-o-lanterns)
The seeds have been duly fried and eaten, mon frere! They were delicious but I had to leave for a late volleyball game and by the time I was back they had magically disappeared. Apparently the girl likes pumpkin seeds. And peas. But that’s a different story.