Caretaker of Eerie Manor
For those "purists" that still carve real pumpkins, how many do you think you'll carve out this year? We normally do between 8-10. Plan to go out next week and pick a few nice ones.
Most wholeheartedly agreed, Sir.... That scent is Halloween......There are certain things that ya just gotta do at Halloween, one of which is at least one real Jack O' Lantern, carved from a real pumpkin, with leering triangular eyes and a jagged mouth, and a candle inside slightly scorching the meat....
I wholeheartedly agree with Baron and Johnny, the smell of a burning pumpkin is so very Halloween. We also do about 8 pumpkins, it takes a bit of time to carve them all so I have always completed them the last 3 nights before Halloween and set them out in the cool air to keep. This has always worked out well but the last few years there have been some rogue squirrels who have acquired a taste for pumpkin flesh...lolWe picked up ours at the local farm we go to every year (pics of the trip in my profile) and we will carve 8 this season. Halloween without the smell of fresh carved jack o'lanterns just wouldn't be the same.