Hope you had a happy Halloween! We had the week from he** around here … well, not really, but I would like to put in a request for regular life (you know, school, work, etc) to slow down while we are trying to celebrate a holiday for goodness sake.
I am down to making just one costume around here (**sniffle**) so it was a good one; my gorgeous girl went as the Vermeer painting “The Girl With the Pearl Earring”. Even though only two people in the entire neighborhood knew who she was, SHE knew who she was and it was a huge success. She was accompanied by a fairy, a hobo, a sleepover girl, and Rosie the Riveter. Said adorable group sang their version of Halloween “carols” at very door and scored a ridiculous amount of candy for the middle school spunk.
Of course they went off fortified by a Halloween feast including grass-fed steak chili, homemade dinner rolls, loaded potato skins and sparkling apple cider punch. Here’s what the bucket looked like:
What you can see (clockwise from top):
- squishy cherry tomatoes
- leftover chives from garden
- banana peel
- lid of our white pumpkin jack-o-lantern
What you can’t see:
- lots of stems from home grown collard greens
- onion skins
- orange pepper core & ribs
Here’s another bucket of all the pumpkin guts from carving two LARGE and one tiny pumpkin … (those apples went into apple punch) ..
And here’s a sad shot of the jacks in their final compost resting ground…
They had a good, albeit short, spooky life.