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Pumpkin Head, Medusa goes dateless again.

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Project by mmh posted 10-31-2008 09:10 PM 5631 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a collection of rubber snakes that I use for a Medusa costume. I made a wig out of several dozen rubber snakes, tying and weaving them together to stay in place. When I wear the wig, I pull random strands of hair through the snakes to make them look like they are slithering around me head. (I can’t quite figure out why it’s so hard to get a date on this night.) The wig gets pretty heavy as they ARE rubber, so by the end of the evening my neck is pretty tired. This year I used them to adorn my pumpkin who had been pretty severely chewed up by the squirrels. Pumpkin Head wasn’t so keene on the squirrel gnawing but didn’t mind the snakes one bit.

I managed to salvage enough pumpkin from the carving to make a pie. I really like the fresh pumpkin compared to the canned. The texture is not as smooth, but the taste is unsurpassed. The seeds can be salted and spiced before roasting. YUM!

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.



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mmh

332 posts in 3309 days
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posted 10-31-2008 10:09 PM

Due to the over population of rubber snakes, you can’t really see the pumpkin and all of the scars from the darn squirrels feasting on it. I brought it home from the store, so proud of myself for finding a handsome, large, pumpkin with a flat back that sits well on my front step, and within 4 hours, the squirrels had gnawed into the beautiful orange skin. The cooler weather has helped prevent it from rotting, but I was hoping to use the whole pumpkin for pie filling. Not this year.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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Bon

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posted 10-31-2008 11:01 PM

Now that’s scary. (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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mmh

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posted 10-31-2008 11:49 PM

I had two young ladies actually walk away without ringing the doorbell because they didn’t like the snakes. When I called them back they said they were too scared to knock the door. But when they came back for the candy, one took a handful and the other took two pieces instead of the polite one piece. Go figure. They were in the late teens or twenties and barely in costume. Their dentist will be busy.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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jroot

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posted 11-01-2008 06:22 AM

Good looking pumpkin, mmh. Well done.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 11-01-2008 07:10 AM

well I did look.. but I had to force myself… I would bypass your house as well!!!! freaky

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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dini

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posted 11-01-2008 07:58 AM

Neat idea!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Iris43

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posted 11-01-2008 09:35 AM

As MissDeb said,’ Freaky’! Sounds to me like that pumpkin was put to good use, besides the jack o’lantern. Good job.————-What kind of spices do you use to flavour the seeds?

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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mmh

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posted 11-01-2008 10:41 AM

I like to use salt, pepper, hot pepper & garlic. Toast them nicely and you have a low calorie tasty treat! The Chinese also like to eat watermelon seeds just like sunflower seeds. Those are both way too small and messy for my liking. My tongue would get blisters and splinters by the end of that entity. I haven’t really eaten many seeds lately. I’m trying not to be so seedy these days . . .

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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GrandmaT

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posted 11-01-2008 12:13 PM

Ohhhhhh, very scary mmh … I might bypass your porch too—hahaha!!! Very imaginative though!!!

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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CraftyGardener

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posted 11-02-2008 03:10 PM

very scary

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