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First Carves Of The Season!

Jack O Lanterns.  Pumpkin Carving.  Grinning  Jacks.  I don’t care what you call them, I just love doing it each year!   This year we picked up over a 1,000lbs of pumpkins and I’m not even kidding.  They made us drive over to the truck scale and weigh everything.  lol  The folks at Schuh Farm were awesome as always, and gave me a generous discount because I’m a pumpkin junkie.

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And here they are, all lined up on the porch, just waiting to be sacrificed:

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I picked the pumpkin with the super long stem because he had a little spot that I was worried might turn into rot.

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Carve #1 Business Cat

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Carve #2-a classic grinning jack, Demi

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Carve #3-Another jack, the puking pumpkin (sans guts!)

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And all three all lit up on the porch:

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Carve #1!

Hotties, I’ve gotten a late start but now I’m ready to carve some hearts out.   First up is Zombie Hello Kitty, I’ve been meaning to carve her for a couple of years and never seemed to have time so she’s first this year:

Pattern by Zombie Pumpkins

Halloween 2011 Carves 1-6!

Well it’s that time of year again…..pumpkin carving!   I picked up 620lbs of pumpkins at Schuh Farms and boy there are some awesome kins in my haul.

Carve #1 Sugar Skull

Carve #2 Kermit

Kermit

 

Carve #3  Zero

Zero

 

Carve #4  The Guy

The Guy

 

Carve #5  Mad Eye Moody

Alastor Mad Eye Moody

 

Carve #6  The Big Bad Wolf

The Big Bad Wolf

 

And a couple of group photos:

Halloween 2010 Carves Numbers 3-7

Carve #3, Stay Puft!   I carved this last year as well but I wanted it on a foamie so I can use it every year.  Zombie Pumpkin pattern.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Carve #4, Scream!   Carved on an orange foamie with pattern by Zombie Pumpkins:

Scream!

Carve #5, Oogie Boogie on an orange foamie, pattern by Zombie Pumpkins:

Oogie Boogie

Carve #6, Blood Drive on an orange foamie, pattern by Zombie Pumpkins:

Blood Drive

Carve #7, Window Treatment on an orange foamie, pattern by JP’s Jammin’ Pumpkins.

Window Treatment

The Great Pumpkin Harvest of 2010

Ok, so no carves yet but wanted to start the post from the beginning…..the great pumpkin harvest of 2010! Last year I found Schuh Farms in Mount Vernon, WA. It’s about an hour north of me but the have the best selection and just about the cheapest prices around. I live in the country but the pumpkin farms around here all have corn mazes and hay rides and stuff so the pumpkins are waaaay more expensive. We’re talking $15-20 for a good sized ‘kin. I prefer to pay per pound…it’s a lot cheaper that way.

Anyhoo, while I was chatting with the farm staff (ie they want to know what the hell I’m going to do with all these pumpkins) I whipped out my phone and showed them some of last years carves. They loved them and asked if I’d carve some for display there. They also gave me 10% off my total and told me they’d give me first dibs for ‘kins next year and take me out on the tractor to make it easier. As it was, we had four wheel barrows full and just under 600lbs of pumpkins for $132.

Look at those pumpkin fields!

Pumpkin fields forever!
Hottie in the pumpkin field goodness.
Check out my new Zombie Pumpkins shirt.
Thankfully they all fit in the FIT!
Ahhhh, my little beauties...just waiting to be carved.

If you’re looking for great patterns to use for carving, please check out Zombie Pumpkins:

http://www.zombiepumpkins.com/index.php

You can get a couple of free patterns as well as purchase an upgrade for many super cool patterns and there’s a forum with all kinds of useful information.   Happy carving and stay tuned for pics of all the Hottie carves this year!