Family Get Together At Halloween 2011
It's that time of year and we must go cutting the pumpkins with the family.
Did You Know? - The tradition of carving a lantern started in the British Isles however, it was traditionally sliced out of a swede or a turnip. They were created on All Hallows' Eve and left on the door step to ward off evil spirits. An offering or, as we now know it, a "treat", would also be commonly left to placate roaming sprites and evil spirits — otherwise they might 'fiddle' with property or livestock (play a "trick"). Once the tradition moved to the US, it was adapted to the carving of a pumpkin as these vegetables were more readily available, bigger and easier to carve.
Let's Get Started
As it says.... "Pick your own"
The equipment needed is amazing to cut a simple pumpkin
"I'm putting my whole arm inside a what???"
Carri's first pumpkin carving activity
Sarge says "Where is the food???"
Lot's of strange sounds
No Bob.... You have to cook it first
Sherri versus the pumpkin.... The pumpkin won
Who is behind the 3-D mask???
Nick relaxes while the adults work.... Huh?
Finding the pumpkin is important
The family that carves together stays together....
It got quiet for a few minutes
Bob is serious
The magic smile
Everyone is working
Pumpkin Seeds In Work
Grandma Sue is making apple sauce
Pumpkin guts.... Good for the garden
Slight fees charged for consultations
Bob is working up a sweat....
It's great to be the Grandma....
Seeds are done.... Garlic, hot pepper, and seasoned salt
Where it all began
Meanwhile back to the work bench
Bob brings out the power tools
Like a surgeon at work....
Taking a rest....
After carving we all do a finger count
Thank you Bob & Robin... Excellent selection
Nick is now interested
Mama is doing a great job
The wine helped motivate Robin
Champagne in the kitchen
And The Results.....
The house is dimmed
"Hey.... My insides are getting warm"
"Who is the odd guy to the left???"
Franklyn's masterpiece.... But, what is it????
It's seven against one
Analyzing the situation
The Papa-Rat-Zee arrive
The Death Pumpkin
Snap snap snap-snap
What a bunch of hams
It's a Two-Fer
The doggies are worried
Time to pack up and head for home
The happy carvers
Life is good
See you next year
Time to clean up and head for the Elks