Have you craved Jack-o-lanterns this year? We carved two last week from two of the pumpkins that grew in my garden this year. My plants produced 1 ripe pumpkin & 2 unripe pumpkins. I was able to convince my kids to carve just the green pumpkins and keep the orange one for pie making. ;) We also got 6 mini boo (white) & 6 jack-be-little pumpkins (orange) that they had fun painting.
Our pumpkin carving is pretty basic but I love to read the book the Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs as we carve our pumpkin. It describes the process of planting, growing and carving a pumpkin in a way that beautifully illustrates how God transforms people when they trust their lives to him.
I'd love to know if you have any pumpkin carving traditions in your family. Do you carve a traditional face, sculpt or etch your jack-o-lanterns?
Happy Halloween Garden Friends! :)