While Linus works toward having the most sincere pumpkin patch, we aim for sincere decorations. We don’t expect a visit from the Great Pumpkin, but simply seek the unadulterated delight of visiting children … and the wayward parents they happen to drag along.
Nearby they’ll find Sir Jack-O-Gardener, who makes good use of dried hydrangea blossoms, a curvy gourd (courtesy of Staehly Farm, along with the pumpkin), and a few fallen acorns. Don’t worry, the light comes not from a candle – hydrangea blossoms seem very flammable – but from a small plant accent light inserted via a well placed opening cut into the back of Sir Jack-O-Gardener’s head … fortunately Sir Jack-O no longer feels pain ;-).
His guts will be relegated to the compost heap, which also waits hungrily for Sir Jack-O’s remains come November 1. Jack-O-Gardener’s life will be short, but his sincere existence will delight many … maybe even Linus. Oh yeah, should you see Charlie Brown any time on Halloween, tell him we don’t give out rocks.
Happy Trick-or-Treating … and act fast for Staehly Farm goodies. They close Sunday for a much needed break before tree cutting season begins.