Monday, November 28, 2022


Did you or will you carve a pumpkin for Halloween?


Why do we even carve pumpkins for Halloween, anyway? Well, it’s a long story but if you’re interested in it, National Geographic does a wonderful job telling it (and it’s fascinating!). If you’re not a paying National Geographic subscriber, you can put your email address in to read it for free. It’s worth it!

Do you usually carve pumpkins for Halloween? Did you carve one this year? If so, tell us about it in the comments. We love carving pumpkins!

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1 month ago

My wife will take a knife and spoon and carve it out of the can and then make my favorite pie.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  KellyR

😆 Yum! 😀 –Diane

Kurt Shoemaker Sr
1 month ago

My granddaughter always brings her pumpkin to me for carving.
While she continues to do so, I will continue to carve it up.

T. Hudson
1 month ago

We used to carve them when the kids were growing up. We would toast the seeds, too! Yummy snack. We don’t carve them anymore, but I miss those days.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

We did carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns in the past. Whether “we” do so this year depends on whether DW directs me to do so, or not. I am guessing it will be “not.”

Deborah Mason
1 month ago

With our kid long gone & far away & no Trick or Treaters stopping at our rural home, we don’t do it anymore. We buy a small bag of candy, just in case. Then after Halloween we eat it a little at a time. 5 miles out of the nearest tiny town (population about 200), we just don’t have people dropping by.

1 month ago

Nope. We paint faces on with the grand kids then they cart them home. We leave ours plain then toss them in the woods for the deer, turkeys and darn squirrels.

Tom Hosack
1 month ago

The squirrels seem to carve our’s before we can get around to it.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tom Hosack
1 month ago

Did carve in the past but no longer do. DW still has them setting out to accent the mums and other hween things

Judy G
1 month ago

Kids are grown so now I paint a face on it, add a hat, and make cooked pumpkin on November 1 – homemade pumpkin bread and treats for my doggie.

1 month ago

We always did when our kids were home but now our jack-o-lanterns are plastic. We do set out real pumpkins for decoration and then feed them to the animals when done.

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