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Author Topic: Who's carving pumpkins???  (Read 3591 times)

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Offline numbersguy82

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Who's carving pumpkins???
« on: October 24, 2010, 10:51:56 AM »
So is anyone else celebrating the season by making Jack-O-Lanterns? I went to the pumpkin patch yest and had a carving party at my place. It was a fun time and a lot of laughs with some really great friends. I'm attaching a pic, but I'll obviously post one of it at night and all lit up. Oh btw his name is Lorenzo :)

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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 11:15:33 AM »
Haven't done on in a long time, really since my kids were young'uns. But I saw one the other day that I really liked. Instead of carving it out from the top, they turned the pumpkin on its side and used the thingie that sticks out of the top of the pumpkin as the nose for the face of the jack-o-lantern. Very fun.

They started Halloween a week early yesterday and lots of kids and a few adults were running around in costumes. My fave was someone just casually ambling along with a big black stuffed raven on her head.

 
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 11:23:32 AM »
Haven't done on in a long time, really since my kids were young'uns. But I saw one the other day that I really liked. Instead of carving it out from the top, they turned the pumpkin on its side and used the thingie that sticks out of the top of the pumpkin as the nose for the face of the jack-o-lantern. Very fun.

 

What a great idea to turn the pumpkin on its side. Now that is creativity!!! You should carve one for old times sake! I had forgotten how much work it is to scoop them out and clean them up, but it was so much fun!
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 12:41:56 PM »
Hey nice pumpkins. Nice digs too!
Whats sticking out of that pumpkin - corn husks?
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 04:22:20 PM »
Great Pumpkins! Pumpkin :)

I was never any good at carving Pumpkins, I never got an award for my pumpkin in elementary school :( I'm still scarred to this day from the laughter from the other kids.

Although I do like to get the seeds out and roast them!

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Offline Snowangel

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 06:55:08 PM »
Lorenzo looks good, Nice job!

I got some for the kids and I carved them out so we could do the pumpkin seeds, the kids hacked them up and the squirrels have been going at them every night.

I like to do it for the seeds and the fun the kids get out of it.  I love this time of year!

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Offline numbersguy82

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 07:23:27 PM »
Thanks for the compliments everyone...

Mecch u are right on... corn husk it is :) I'm a lame Martha Stewart wanna be lol.

Abby remember to post a pic after you locate that perfect pumpkin!

Big D- I totally imagined mini-Will all excited to show his carving off, and then having his dreams crushed (Btw you were just as cute in the flashback as you are now) I think you should try again ;)

Snowangel I love the seeds also... I thought about roasting some... what temp and cook time do you use?
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Offline numbersguy82

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 07:27:10 PM »

Lorenzo all lit up


My friend Neal's carving... he's leaving town on business so he left his behind for me to put out on halloween.
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8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
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Offline ElZorro

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 07:38:36 PM »
very cool!

Offline leatherman

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 08:44:00 PM »
awesome night-time pix. ;D

I thought about roasting some... what temp and cook time do you use?
toss with olive oil, or melted butter. spread on a cookie sheet.
(optional: sprinkle with salt/seasonings/pepper/parmesan /etc)
cook at 300 degrees for about 30 mins. stir occasionally

Seeing all these pumpkins has me debating on whether to make pumpkin/cranberry muffins or pumpkin bars w/ cream cheese icing
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 09:07:28 PM »
Carve this pumpkin. This years winner at the Circleville Pumpkin Show.

1,622 lbs. - Dr. Bob Liggett

http://www.pumpkinshow.com/pumpkin.asp

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 09:26:44 PM »
I don't carve pumpkins, nor do I give out candy, not do I wear a costume and go to a party.
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Offline Hoover

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 09:31:31 PM »
Lorenzo,
Great job on the pumpkins. Years ago we tried it with our kids, but they were grossed out by the slime in the pumpkins... KIDS! Now we don't have pumpkins in our present country. Cutting up a Hubbard squash is just not the same.
Man I miss making and eating pumpkin pies!
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 09:44:37 PM »
Thanks for naming him Lorenzo, reminded me of a guy I used to work with.

I cleaned all the orange straggly yuck out and just threw some salt on them at 350 till they were a nice golden brown.

Snow
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 11:23:26 PM »
Hey Numbie, Mickie and Snow, I haven't had the energy to cut a pumpkin in years, but you have INSPIRED ME! Thanks. 8)  Haven't  roasted seeds in 20 years. I love the smell of a fresh cut pumpkin.  I do believe I am going to get one from the neighbor tomorrow and let er rip. Hubby is thinking maybe  he could get really detailed with his rotozip.  Anyone ever try this?  Naming him Lorenzo sounds like hubby. He names everything;  named the scarecrow in the garden and brings home critters from the yard all the time. turtles, baby rabbits, birds, yesterday it was a Bullfrog!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2010, 11:28:57 PM by Granny60 »

Offline edfu

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 12:47:52 AM »
Here's your own pumpkin and tool--go ahead and carve away:

http://www.cubpack81.com/images/carve_pumpkin.swf
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Offline Joe K

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 01:16:01 AM »
Here are a few of our favorites, as soon as I figure out why they are not showing.

Edited to thank Mike for fixing my pictures, some of which are shown below.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 10:40:27 AM by killfoile »

Offline leatherman

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 03:01:39 AM »
Here are a few of our favorites, as soon as I figure out why they are not showing.
I couldn't figure out the problem either. the picture URLs you used (which matched with the live pictue embed URL) seemed to link to the album instead and not the picture. ::) So I cheated and grabbed the picture URLs for you  ;) Very cool!












and these are from our annual "Hallo-weenie Roast" 2004

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Offline camille07

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 07:52:32 AM »
Thanks for the compliments everyone...

Mecch u are right on... corn husk it is :) I'm a lame Martha Stewart wanna be lol.

I think you have martha in your back pocket, great pumpkins. ;)
 

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« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 07:54:06 AM by camille07 »

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2010, 08:25:13 AM »
We are seeing some serious pumpkins here. Great stuff!

 
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Offline next2u

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010, 02:18:20 AM »
hello numbersguy,

i have a pumpkin sitting on my kitchen table. i will carve it soon. the year before last we carved them too early and they were not good by the time halloween came.

is that your place? do you have a maid? my place never looks that tidy. man, i think i need to move or upgrade my lifestyle. i've been in a hippie mindset too long. not that it bothered me but some of my friends have made comments.  you guys are keeping that bar pretty high.

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Offline numbersguy82

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2010, 05:23:43 PM »
Killfoile- I love'em... the second from the end in your Halloweenie pic is my fave!

Camms thanks I keep myself busy being domesticated but with mixed results sometimes lol

Next you better post pics... I wanna see!!! LOL I live alone so I guess I am the maid. BTW I def didn't get the gay gene when it comes to design so I won't be setting the bar anywhere lol
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2010, 10:22:39 PM »

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2010, 11:08:38 PM »


Well I had fun.
I know it sucks but I had fun. It is supposed to be a shark. Some watermelon in the mouth would be helpful. Martha would take away my license to be gay. lol But ya'll have some great carved pumpkins.  ;) It's ok if you rip it up. I can handle it. ;)

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Offline Joe K

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 01:18:15 AM »
Going to try a couple more:








« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 01:35:23 AM by killfoile »

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2010, 02:12:53 AM »
Joe those are amazing. I'll probably ahve nightmares tonight of me getting eaten by your pumpkins (and not in the good way)

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2010, 12:19:42 PM »
I like your Kitchen :)

Those kits they sell in the store where you can trace an outline to carve work  really well!

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2010, 12:34:11 PM »
Very cool jack o lanterns!

Offline numbersguy82

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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2010, 09:20:53 AM »

Well I had fun.
I know it sucks but I had fun. It is supposed to be a shark. Some watermelon in the mouth would be helpful. Martha would take away my license to be gay. lol But ya'll have some great carved pumpkins.  ;) It's ok if you rip it up. I can handle it. ;)

edited to get photo to show

I LOVE IT!!!! Totally awesome and super creative!
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2010, 02:26:50 PM »
Happy Halloween festivities everywun, I will skip the party and go to bed.
Kisses.  :)
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Re: Who's carving pumpkins???
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2010, 03:18:40 PM »
We are doing ours right now.  Actually my husband is still working on one that the girls picked out.  They pick the hardest patterns.  Mine was easy so I'm done already. ;D  I will get some photos up here when they are all done.

Great work on all the others, loved the shark idea.
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