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Friday, October 25, 2013

Honorable pumpkins of the bench:

From a recent trip to the orchard,
three gentlemen await.


After supper, 
transported to the center of operations.


And the evening grew more and more cold.


Laura making a start.


"I can help. I can help."


Much warmer in here.
The cat is bored and gone.


Not bad.


Really good!


Emily:


Hamilton:


Laura


The end.

25 comments:

  1. Very impressed - they look fantastic

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  2. Wonderful carving all round.... fabulous !
    ( Do you make a soup with the innards ? )

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    1. I don't, but the kids roasted the seeds. Boiled them in salt water then baked them golden brown. I hear they're yummy.

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  3. They are all very good.
    Merle.........

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  4. I just cannot imagine that kind of work for a pumpkin. They are gorgeous and delightful, but for me way too much energy involved. Glad to hear the seeds were good though.

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  5. Wow. These are great. Congratulations to all the artists (and the photographer.

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  6. Lots of work put into them, and them came out great!!! Job well done by your three grands!

    betty

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  7. Quite the patient pumpkin-ists!

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  8. These are wonderful, Joanne. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Hari OM
    ..good? quite good? .... who is this grandmother? These are BRILLIANT!!! Well done to all. YAM xx

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  10. With the light inside, it looks really great.
    Art at its best.

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  11. Were those done with a stencil? They are really cool. Lots of patience and skill to carve that cleanly.

    Best I could ever do were triangle eyes, nose and jagged teeth.

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  12. great carving - Our youngest daughter can out carve either one of us. It's a nice change to see better carvings than back in the day when I trick-or-treated seeing mostly very simple pumpkin faces.

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  13. Awesome! Did they do that all with knives or did they have some help from power tools?

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    1. Stencils, a stylus to poke through the stencil pattern. So far so goo. Then a small saw to cut through and remove the unnecessary parts. Laura's was perfectly done; Emily bumped a tower, broke it off, and glued it back on. Somehow. Hamilton hit a tooth, broke it off and said Too Bad. It's quite tedious and precise.

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  14. Those are awesome pumpkins. I am sure I would be missing at least a finger or two if I tried to do that. Not to mention what's left of my sanity. The best pumpkins we ever had was the year we dressed a whole family of them with sunglasses, hats, earrings, whatever - plus The Triplets - tiny pumpkins with soothers, wrapped in a receiving blanket and lying in the bowl of a plant stand. It's all been downhill since then.

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