Bookworm Does: Pumpkins!!


This year we went pumpkin picking again! Although this time we brought friends along to have a pumpkin picking and carving party!! It felt very fall appropriate! We also picked up supplies for pumpkin pie, so I’m excited to make that as well sometime soon! We went back to Trax farms to get our pumpkins and this time IT WAS JAMMED! There were kids crawling all over everything and fall down the pumpkin piles and parents forcing their kids into photo ops on the piles…which made it kinda hard to find pumpkins. 

Alex and I both chose ghibli designs to carve into our pumpkins! I did cat bus and he did Totoro! I picked a big and warty pumpkin, because I thought it was the cutest pumpkin! Cutting over some of the warts was a bit tough though! I made my outline in sharpie too, because with a little rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball, you can wipe off whatever marks are left over, so simple! 

We put them outside our building, but no one knows how long they will last. I mean, we do live in a college town and pretty close to some high schools as well. Kids today have no manners and love smashing things that don’t belong to them, so I have this feeling in my gut that they won’t last till Halloween, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see! I hope maybe my view on humanity will be wrong and my pumpkins will survive, but for now I assume the worst. 

With four pumpkins, we got a LOT of seeds! So we tossed them in big ziploc bags with parmesan cheese, oregano, salt, and olive oil mid-way through roasting them! So good!

Did you carve pumpkins this year? What did you carve?

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!