Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

Fall is just around the corner! We can’t wait for wagon rides around the farm, crunchy kettle corn, and getting to CARVE THOSE PUMPKINS! Here are a few tips to make your pumpkin carving experience tons of fun!

Tip 1. The right pumpkin.
The best carving pumpkins have a flat bottom so that it doesn’t roll all over the front porch. Select a fresh pumpkin with a solid stem and no bruising. 

Tip 2: Carve at an angle.
To avoid dropping your pumpkin top into the goopy stuff, cut your lid off at an angle.

Tip 3: Best tools
One of the best tools for cutting the lid off a pumpkin is a keyhole saw. The sharp teeth on this saw can easily slice through a pumpkin’s thick shell, and the flexible blade is awesome for making curved cuts. Other useful carving tools include hole cutters, wood gauges and a power drill. Melon ballers or ice cream scoops are perfect for getting all that goopy pulp out. 

Tip 4: Keep’n it fresh
Pumpkins can turn quickly especially in warmer temperatures and as we Southerners know, weather can be finicky. To keep your carved masterpiece daisy fresh for Halloween, spread petroleum jelly on the cut edges. If it shrivels up, you can freshen it up by soaking it in cold water for up to 8 hours. 

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