Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Party!

Last weekend we threw an end-of-season party at the community garden. We carved pumpkins, ate home-made sweets (carrot spice muffins, gingerbread cookies, and several kinds of delicious chocolate chip cookies) and drank home-made hot spiced apple cider!! Mmmmmmmm.

The garden looked great and it was really fun to show it off to friends and family. My parents came to town for the event and I was so proud to show them what I've been doing all summer.

One of our gardening families came with a gaggle of friends and relatives and the kids ran around the garden examining everyone's pumpkins and adding the perfect amount of unbridled enthusiasm to the event.

We carved 34 pumpkins in all and most of the people stayed so we could line them up and light them. Remember that this garden is in a cemetery, so it was a nice touch to be able to stay until after dark and enjoy the spookiness of jack-o-lanterns among the graves. It really gets you into the Halloween spirit.

Here are our masterpieces. Mine is on the right and the other two were made by J and M (duh).

It was the perfect fall event.

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