Pumpkin Season

I have been having fun in the past few years sculpting pumpkins. The Winlaw Fall Fair in September was a great opportunity to get my hands on a big pumpkin. Mr.Lewis, a local farmer, grew the 362-lb. pumpkin and told me that with the right genetics and good watering they can grow up to 30 lbs a day, wow….

I have had to move a lot of heavy things over the years and now I really try to save my back as I am feeling it more and more. I used a hydraulic hoist, some slings, some steel pipes as rollers, and plywood to move the pumpkin around.

Big pumpkins in the truck

One of these one turned into thisgoblin pumpkin by David Ducharme
I will now make sure it gets carved before long as I noticed some mold starting on the side it grew on.

I carved a smaller pumpkin for the fair and played around with some Chinese-style vegetable art I had seen in a book.. That was a lot of fun.

lady pumpkin by David Ducharme
My pumpkin mentor is Ray Villafane, an incredible pumpkin carver and sculptor all around.

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