We made ourselves some lovely pumpkin soup. But as this pumpkin was quite big it didn't turn out to be "some" soup. We had enough for a dinner for three and still had about 3 litres left over. So that's sitting quite comfortably in the freezer destined for later consumption. And a lovely soup it was!
The thing with making pumpkin soup however, is that you get stuck with this big hollowed out husk of a pumpkin. So I decided I'd try my hand at carving one into a lantern. First time I've ever carved one and I'm quite pleased with the end result. Too bad they don't last very long once you've carved them and set a light in them. Anyways, here's my very first lantern creation!
The carvig was done with a Buck folding knife. Basically because I had nothing better at hand.
The finished lantern on its' pedestal next to our front door
And a close up of the carving.