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It’s the great pumpkin, Weber Rams

October 31, 2017

Pumpkin carving is a common activity to do in the fall. While this is an activity that some do to celebrate Halloween, I carved a Weber inspired pumpkin to show school spirit. According to Boston.com, “When Irish and Scottish people emigrated to America, they brought their Halloween traditions with them.” Pumpkins do not grow in Ireland, as they are indigenous to North and Central America, so the immigrants became accustomed to using the gourd instead of turnips.

Here are some steps for pumpkin carving:

  1. Pick out a pumpkin.
  2. Gather supplies, such as a stencil if wanted.
  3. Carve out a circle on top.
  4. Carve your desired design.
  5. Scoop out insides and seeds. You can save the seeds if you want to cook or do something with them.
  6. Put a candle inside.
  7. Light the candle and enjoy.

 

According to Good Housekeeping, here are some fun facts about pumpkins:

  • Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible.
  • Pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Pumpkins take between 90 and 120 days to grow.
  • Every part of the pumpkin is edible.
  • There are more than 45 different varieties of pumpkin.

 

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