Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Dumpster is no place for a Jack o Lantern.

Image By Strublay
Scarz, Beast and Psycho, Two Face is sitting on the Table.
Unfortunately I had to throw out my pumpkins tonight. extremely fuzzy mold grew all over the insides of Beast and Psycho, and Jack was turning a sickly orange from its original white. 
I actually teared up. 
I look forward to the day when my pumpkins can languish and rot in my back yard instead of being thrown in to a dumpster....


Mr. Macabre said...

Mine always go to the back corner of the yard. They completely disappear around June or July.
Don't feel too bad, you've got to do what you have to do.

BelladonnasJoy said...

I know you probably think this is crazy, but if I use a little tealight in a big pumpkin but don't burn it all night long, the pumpkin is still good. There isn't any wax taste and the flesh is still perfect. So I peel it, cook it, drain it, and then put it in Mason Jars and process it in a pressure cooker. It makes perfect pumpkin pie. Then I feel guilty if I throw my pumpkin out and have to buy canned pumpkin. hehe

"Strublay" said...

@Joy: I don't think you are crazy! It's a great idea, heck I'd do it but my pumpkins are always burnt on the inside. I LOVE the smell of toasted pumpkin, so my pumpkins stay lit for like 12 hours, and get lit every night until I have to throw them out. I do, however, highly commend your effort to recycle your pumpkins! Bravo! ^_^