How was your Hallowe’en? Ours turned out better than I hoped. With the cold Arctic front from Canada that we’ve been experiencing, it completely froze our pumpkins. Apparently this weather has broken all kinds of records in Utah for low temperatures for October. We tried defrosting the pumpkins, but that just left them mushy and unable to be carved.
Apparently there’s been a shortage of pumpkins all over northern Utah because of the cold freeze. I tried calling Smith’s and Walmart in Park City asking about pumpkins, and they just laughed. Someone in the private Tollgate Canyon Facebook group said there might be some at Home Depot, so that become our mission during the day. Home Depot had two large bins of pumpkins, but they had all been frozen and were now mushy. Andy and I dug through both boxes and found two small pumpkins that didn’t seem as bad as the others. We decided to take a chance and get them because we didn’t have anything to lose. There were no other pumpkins to be found!
Other than a couple soft spots, the pumpkins turned out great! We were able to carve them and put some dry ice in them. Even though we didn’t get any trick-or-treaters, it just wouldn’t be Hallowe’en without carving pumpkins. We made our traditional Hallowe’en dinner of chili and watched scary movies for the evening. We also learned that the moose and porcupine love pumpkins, so today we’ll be recycling ours outside for the animals to eat.
Last night Aries decided to get up at midnight and 2 AM for some reason (which he rarely does). We can’t figure out what was wrong with him…maybe the ghosts were bothering him? We had a GREAT Hallowe’en, and I hope you did too!
Until next time, have a great day!
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