Take one simple pumpkin and really make the most of it.
(I’d love to say it was homegrown but that’s not the point.)
First of all, it was of course the statutory spooky lantern. Pretty basic, but the kids are still young enough to be impressed by my rudimentary carving.
Secondly, it was lunch. Yum, with cumin and coriander to give it something extra. The children even ate it.
Next, we’ve saved some seeds so next year’s will be homegrown. And the other seeds have been painted by my toddler to keep her entertained on a wet afternoon. Then, I threaded them onto cotton for a glamorous necklace for her.
Final step, compost Mr Pumpkin so he can feed the worms and our plants. He does look a bit sad but also quite satisfied with the role he has played.