Halloween Harvest And When DO You Carve Your Pumpkins?


Happy Halloween! Here's our front porch - not so- yet. It is "our" Southern Living front porch on my mac. :) Y'all know what, we usually carve our pumpkins on Halloween Night. I don't know if that is a reality of living in the Deep South or just a family tradition. You know I still wanted to play along with all my "'Bring Your Own Pumpkin!!" so love me anyway... I am truly Southern, and we do tend to get 'stuck' doing things 'our way.'

We just never carved them early. I think for those "inards" reasons. Anyway, one more what "I Learned From Blogging" - I mean who know - carve the pumpkin the night before Halloween. Well, wait a minute, where's the book, you know, "'T'was the night before Halloween...." I mean we must be the only people on the planet to carve our pumpkins on Halloween night.

And hey, what a revelation, because do you know the nights we're hustlling to get that candle lit and get Jack on the porch before the first little darlings ring the bell.

That's all I'm sayin' about the punkin's. However, I do want you to know the Bloggy Giveaway Winner will be given away tomorrow. And then, I have to talk about my first "Bloggy Award" next. :) For now, Sweet dreams to all and to all a good carve!

p.s. When DO you carve your pumkin's?! :)

Warmly,

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15 comments:

Mommy Mary said...

We don't carve them we paint ours (my oldest is 2.5) and we plan on doing it tomorrow afternoon as soon as Daddy wakes up.

JanMary said...

We usually carve ours on the first wet day of the Halloween Half-term holidays...which is usually the first day of the holidays!

Love your blog......I'll be back!

Shannon said...

Normally we do it a week before Halloween. But I think we are going to paint them this evening. It has just been too cold to do it outside, lol. Have you noticed all of the bloggers that have already trick-or-treated? Is the South the only ones who do it ON Halloween?

Carolina Mama said...

Shannon, I have not heard of that practice. I will have to check it out.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Except for this year (due to special circumstances), these past seven years we hosted a teen pumpkin carving contest at our house. It was a VERY competitive event. we hosted it the week of Halloween, whenever the majority of the teens could attend.

And some people trick-or-treat the day before Halloween... something to do with All Hallows Eve. :)

Christy said...

My mug from April arrived yesterday. I LOVE it!!!

I'm going to post about it on Monday:)

Have a great weekend!

Deanna said...

We paint our pumpkins so they will last longer. When? Whenever we get our first free moment!

We are THAT Family said...

I was like "hmmmm, her back porch looks exactly like the cover of the magazine on my coffee table!"

We used to do Halloween night, but it took so long and my hubby was worn out from it, so we pace ourselves and work on it a couple of nights before the 31st!

The Southern Family said...

Great Blog...we always carve ours on Halloween Eve. The day before is good timing. We tried it sooner before- and got rotten, stinky pumpkins. My pumpkins hang out, looking whole and festive all month- then we choose a few to carve. The others stay whole and fine thru Thanksgiving- when they get tossed for Christmas to take over.

Carolina Mama said...

Right, right! "We Are That Family" that's why I gave full credit to Southern Living. Growing up with SL, it's always a fun one front or back porch! :)
{wink, wink}

Heidi said...

It is spectacular. I would soooo put you in a magazine. Awesome.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I am sitting here with my daughter waiting for my husband to quit work for the day and carve our pumpkins right now! :) I guess it's just always been our tradition too. Happy Halloween!
Carrie

Muthering Heights said...

That sounds like a fun family tradition!

photoqueen said...

Hi, Carolina Mama! I haven't carved a pumpkin since high school! I think it was probably about a week before Halloween - early enough to enjoy it but not so early that it got all shriveled up looking!

By the way, my blog has moved to http://givinguponpictureperfect.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Ours is still sitting there uncarved... We have just been so busy this year! Maybe we'll get to it tomorrow (for the kids; you can't see our house from the street anyway).

We always carved ours on Halloween, too. They rot so fast afterward. Ahh, life in the South!