5 Things That Happen When You Drill a Pumpkin

Ok, I know this isn’t teaching related, but it was fun and is relevant for October and Halloween!  I decided to try something new with my pumpkin this year, and I discovered pumpkin drilling!  Here’s what it looks like–

Drilled Pumpkin Halloween Pumpkin Carving from The Pensive Sloth

Should you want to try this on your own, you should know a few things.

1. Your forearm will hurt.  Power drills are heavy.  You have to hold that thing while you drill hundreds of holes.  Be prepared.

Drilled Pumpkin Halloween Pumpkin Carving from The Pensive Sloth

2.  Pumpkin bits will be everywhere.  I didn’t realize the power of the drill, and I may have been a little over zealous at first, sending chunks all about my dining room.  If you push that button ever so slightly and slow down, it’s not bad.  Maybe you should do this outside?

3.  If you have dogs, they’ll eat the pumpkin bits they can reach.  They took care of the floor, but I’m going to have to wipe down the walls myself.  Fun fact:  Pumpkin improves your dog’s breath.

4.  If you have people in the room, they’ll be annoyed when they get hit with flying pumpkin for the 4th time.

5.  You’ll look up at the clock and notice it’s past midnight, you have to teach tomorrow, and wonder how in the world putting holes in a pumpkin can take you three hours.  THREE HOURS?

FUN DISCOVERY–An avocado slicer will get your pumpkin crazy clean on the inside.  In that kitchen drawer filled with strange utensils I never use, I found this thing and WOW.  Try it next year.  NOTE:  Avocados are easy to slice.  Why does this thing exist?  They should call it a pumpkin cleaner-outer.

Drilled Pumpkin Halloween Pumpkin Carving from The Pensive Sloth

This is an avocado slicer, but it is much more useful for scraping the guts out of pumpkins.

 

Drilled Pumpkin Halloween Pumpkin Carving from The Pensive Sloth

Never have I been able to get a pumpkin so clean, so quickly. I suggest using an avocado slicer to remove the guts. Very efficient!

Have a happy Halloween my teacher friends!  Eat lots of chocolate.

–The Pensive Sloth

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