Thursday, October 20, 2011

Butchering Some Pumpkins

Every once in a great while, Danger Boy and Kid Catastrophe encounter a foe so deadly, so dangerous, so maleficent, that they must be armed, with KNIVES! to defeat them. We are, of course, talking about the ritual pumpkin butchering. It must be done every year to put down the evil hordes of blood thirsty pumpkins that roam the land. Obviously, the people of the great state of Illinois must rely on the brave, such as Danger Boy and Kid Catastrophe to fight back the ever present fall surge (fun fact: According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 95% of the U.S. crop (of pumpkins) intended for processing is grown in Illinois.)

First, the pumpkins must have the tops of their heads sawed off, so we can scoop out their innards! Tedious work it is, to make sure the slimy goo is removed thoroughly. Seeds also must be taken out, lest even more pumpkins come back next year!

Danger Boy showed his skill and bravery by wielding the knife for the longest. Kid Catastrophe did her best, but had to rely heavily on Paranoid Dad for help. Incidentally, Paranoid Dad had never participated in a carving up of some pumpkins! This was a fun first for him. He did seem especially paranoid about the Dynamic Duo wielding their pointy weapons though.

Look at their evil faces even after they have been repeatedly stabbed! Is this not proof that they are a most irksome foe? They are lit with fire from within, repeatedly, to make sure they stay good and dead.
Kid Catastrophe chose a cat face, while Danger Boy chose Jack the Pumpkin king for his pumpkin (Tired Mom got to draw the outlines on the pumpkins as her part in the slaughter)
The end result was most satisfying for all who participated ;)


Dana Cheryl said...

Oh my word! P.D. had NEVER carved a pumpkin? That's like never trimming a Christmas tree or setting off fireworks on the 4th. Whew! So glad that oversight got corrected this year. :)

The pumpkins looked AWESOME. T.M. did a great job drawing the faces. They look so perfectly creepy and all together fabulous. I love to see Jack-o-lanterns all lit up in the dark.

Also... That's a neat fact about Illinois and the pumpkin industry. I learned something new today. And, I got inspired to go carve up some pumpkins. Gotta fight those denizens of evil here in Kentucky too! Wish me luck.

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!!!

timpani76 said...

Happy Halloween! Nice to see you back in the blogosphere!

Dana Cheryl said...

It's nice to be back. My computer crashed and died. I had to get a new one and set it up and stuff. I tried to keep up with everyone using my cell phone but I couldn't comment. I love being able to join the conversation!!!

Dana Cheryl said...

Plus in the crash I lot ALL of my bookmarks. It's been tough trying to find all the blogs I used to read everyday.

timpani76 said...

Ugh! We lost all our bookmarks a few years ago when our computer died. It took me forever to find most of them, and some I just never found again.

Dana Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! It's a nightmare. I'm sure I've lost some for good. That makes me so sad.

Did ya take a bunch of costume pix?? I'd love to see the kids dressed up. I love to see all the trick or treaters. I love giving out candy! It just makes their day. Kids are the best.