Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pumpkins




Pumpkins are one of my favorite things about Halloween, and even about Fall in general. They are the sole symbol of the months September to early November. I associate the Pumpkin with hayrides, pies, carving, Jack-o-Lanterns, Halloween, my favorite color orange, happiness, you name it. Pumpkins are IT.

In case you want to know more about the magical squash-like gourd that is the pumpkin, I'm giving you a link to the history of the pumpkin because I find it fascinating.

There is absolutely nothing better than going to the pumpkin patch, after taking a hayride in the middle of the day, and picking your very own prize pumpkin...and then carving it into a vampire face.

Give it a virtual shot:
Pick your own pumpkin here

And then Carve it here


Need ideas? go see some extreme carvings!

Perhaps you're more interested in growing your own pumpkin? go to the 'nook!

The pumpkin patch also wants to discuss pumpkins with you.

Now here are some fun-kin facts about our good friend the pumpkin:

The world's largest pumpkin in 2006 was over 1500 lbs!

That's a big gourd!


The world's largest pumpkin pie, however, was over a ton!



mmm!



Anyways, I could go on and on about my true love of Halloween: the pumpkin, but I just wouldn't do it justice.
All I can tell you is that I can't wait to get my perfect pumpkin...in 4 months!

2 comments:

Jim said...

Wowww...I'm pleasantly shocked. I thought you might hold out on blogging about pumpkins until at least August. But as a wonderful surprise, loyal readers of Ilovemonsterbash.blogspot.com get an awesome blog about pumpkins early! woo!

Kim said...

i do it as i feel it jim. the halloween just comes out organically...it's very natural.