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Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin warehouse

A couple of weeks ago, Kayla and I headed over to the Punkin Patch Farm for a girls' day out. I'd never seen so many pumpkins in one place! Baby D. chose a tiny one just the right size to toss from her stroller, Kayla chose a white one, and I stuck to plain old orange.

Jack O'Lantern

I hadn't carved a jack o'lantern in about twenty years, so the result wasn't particularly artistic. Once I stuck in a candle I'd found floating down the creek, though, my supposed Green Man at least turned into a menacing face --- close enough!

Corn maze

Thanks for spurring on yet another round of fun, Kayla! Swinging bridges this week?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Awesome job - 20 years in the making!! Happy Halloween!!
Comment by Jayne Mon Oct 31 08:06:34 2016
The pumpkin you carved is AWESOMELY scary!!! Great job!
Comment by Nayan Mon Oct 31 08:12:01 2016
I thought the white pumpkins were wierd new varieties but it turns out that some of them are tasty heirlooms, if you want to think about adding a new food to the garden, you could try eating a white pumpkin.
Comment by rebecca Mon Oct 31 13:13:40 2016

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