So of course, when you sent us some photos we just had to share!
Sarah Brines: A Pony Pumpkin
Sarah is one of our “friendterns” who helps us out over the summer and we just adore her! She visited us this past weekend to pick her pumpkins and sent us this awesome photo of her carving!
Our ponies would be proud!
Paul Weikel: An Artsy Pumpkin Display
Paul made two trips out to Faulkner’s to get all of his pumpkins and we can’t believe all of the creative ideas he came up with!
Just look at his beautiful front yard display…
And check out this scary guy! Poor mini pumpkin…
Boo! Look at this clever combo!
He even snuck a Baby Pumpkinseed in there!
Thank you all for sharing your awesome ideas with us! It makes us happy to know that our pumpkins have found good homes!
PS – If you are getting ready to carve your pumpkins be sure that you check out these helpful hints on making them last!
A Public Service Announcement
Preserving Your Pumpkins.
Below are some things that you most likely have sitting around the house that can help your pumpkin live a long and happy life.
Spray your pumpkin with water and cover it with plastic wrap and then store it in the refrigerator when it is not on display. This will also help to prevent early decomposition.
Soak or spray the pumpkin with water mixed with a little bit of bleach. This will help ward off mold and kill insects for longer preservation.
If you have a display of mini pumpkins, say in a bowl, pop in one of those silica packs that come in purses and other store bought items. This will keep the pumpkins fresher for a longer period of time. You can also put the silica packs in your carved pumpkins to prevent mold (Be sure to leave them in the pack though!)
A Few Other Tips:
If your pumpkins are on display indoors, they need to be in a cool place. If your pumpkins are on display outdoors, they should be placed out of the heat and direct sunlight.
Do you have any pumpkin preservation tips that we didn’t list? Please send them our way!
~ Your Friends at Faulkner’s