For years we’ve gotten and carved pumpkins. Inevitably, they wind up getting forgotten about, and then rotting away on my porch. What you then wind up with is a rotting mess of pumpkin goo, surrounded by tiny flies. Sometimes I can get rid of it while it still resembles a pumpkin. Last year it was ignored for so long, I actually needed a shovel to scrape the goo pile up and throw it into the compost pile.
Well thanks to this idea from Extreme Pumpkins:
I shouldn’t have to worry about it again. Look! It’s already in a bag.
There are some other great images in the gallery. Their intro reads:
At what point did the carving of pumpkins turn into a "cute" event? When did boys stop carving pumpkins and moms start? Where did we lose touch with one of the years coolest events
That pretty much sums it up. There’s also the plus of being able to use powertools to carve one of these buggers. I talked Jean out of getting one this year because of last year’s shovel incident.. However, I think I have renewed interest now, and maybe it’s worth doing again.. I still have a few days left.