Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:35 pm

I completely forgot about taking pics of my pumpkins.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by HalloweenCom » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:16 am

Good luck with it, hope everything is okay.

We ended up not carving since we missed the day before for swimming. Halloween itself was super busy between school events and then trick-or-treating.
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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Andybev01 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:07 pm

Not carving?!

We're going to doc you one halloween for that.
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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:49 pm

Then you'll need to carve for Thanksgiving--fall leaves and turkeys. I've done that before.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by HalloweenCom » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:23 am

Yeah, we need to do one as Turkey!!!
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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Andybev01 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:28 am

Pictures, or it didn't happen...
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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:25 pm

Pumpkins are usually used as a centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table, but carving a turkey into a pumpkin does sound like a cute idea.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 am

Pumpkinmasters has a great pattern I have used several times. I used to do it while the turkey cooked. Then I decided it was too much work every year, that I should use a Funkin instead, so I could keep it. But I find the artificial pumpkins harder to carve, so I haven't gotten off my lazy behind to do that.

Autumn leaves are easy, though. You can use cookie cutters, or just trace leaves from the yard.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:38 pm

I heard of those Funkins, but there's nothing quite like the smell of a real pumpkin when you first cut into it and pull off the lid. That's one of my favorite smells, just like the smell of pine when we would get our Christmas tree.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:20 am

I cherish the pumpkin seeds!

I have a mix of real and artificial. I used to carve my natural pumpkins to elaborate patterns, but I've gotten lazier as I've gotten older and decided I didn't want to put in that much work unless I could keep the result from year to year.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:26 am

Anyone with a pumpkin to carve for Thanksgiving:

Go to the Pumpkinmasters web site and look for Turkey or Thanksgiving patterns. They sell them there, and you can download them. They have the very turkey pattern I have used multiple times, and a cornucopia, etc. You can see the finished products before you buy.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:23 pm

That sounds nice, Murf. I always thought of a Thanksgiving pumpkin as more of a centerpiece then a carving, but that could be fun. I probably won't do it, though. Several of the stores and some bakeries bought up a lot of unsold Halloween pumpkins to make pies. Oh, and I do love a good pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving for desert.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Murfreesboro » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:37 am

Usually we do pumpkin pie, but this year I promised my daughter we'd do a gingerbread-pumpkin trifle, because she loves gingerbread.

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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Andybev01 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:59 am

That sounds delicious, Murf.
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Re: Jack-O-Lanterns 2019

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:17 am

That does sound good. I enjoy good gingerbread myself.

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