27 October 2010
Pumpkin Carving New Zealand Style
In an effort to try to retain some of our traditional American values Mallory and I decided to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. So far there is not very much Halloween activities in the city. No one has their homes decorated and the stores are empty of traditional candy - candy corn I miss you! - but there are a few costumes to be had. It is definitely going to be a quite night here in Wellington.
Pumpkins here in New Zealand are all green and much to our displeasure very thick. Of course it is Spring here and not Fall. We thought we would try to carve a Kiwi bird on the pumpkin but once we struggled just to get the top off we went straight for the simplest design that we could make - the plain square face design.
In the end it turned out to be a pretty good pumpkin and the seeds were really tasty! We are planning on lighting the pumpkin and setting it outside of our flat for Halloween. We will see what happens......