I don't want to spent $4.50 each on pumpkins and let them rot on the front step afterwards. Or all that growing time letting them rot either. This year we bought them Ash put YW on hers for Young Women and Yguy did a ghost.
Since the event was Saturday night I didn't dig into them until Monday morning. Here they are, one I already started cutting up but Yguy helped hold it up to show you the carving.
Here are some of them after canning them. We were able to can 8 1/2 qts of pumpkin. One jar didn't seal so we just opened it and used it. I baked mine first to cook it since I was going to freeze it but I decided I wanted to can it instead.
Cooking it first worked though put you don't have to. I cubed it and piled it into jars put 1/8 of a tsp salt in each jar topped off with boiling water. And canned at 11 pounds pressure for 90 minutes. Of course follow all the canning rules hot jars, lids, etc. And use the pressure for your altitude we are below sea level or about right at it, but definatly not above.
No we didn't make the orange cat with it but this is Arnold looking in the front door. He is very much a momma's boy he will come running from anywhere to see his momma, me. He has been like that since he was a tiny kitten. Peek a Boo is the one in the back ground he is about 5 months old.