It just wouldn’t be Halloween on The Nest without a brand new, freshly carved Squirrel O’Lantern! This year, the good pumpkins sold out way faster than expected, and by early last week when I normally buy my pumpkin each year, they were already long gone with no more coming in! I had to settle for smaller pumpkins, which ruled out any elaborate carving designs… and I got the idea for this as I was sifting through the bin of midget pumpkins and bought two of them. Meet Trick and Treat, the 2019 squirrel o’lanterns! I plan on putting one on either side of the door tonight, and we’ll see if the normally few kids that trek through will be willing to brave wind chills in the 20’s for a chance to ooh and aah over my gourd carvery. Oh, and I guess some candy too….
If you’d like to see all of my past squirrel o’lanterns, you can find them right here!
Those are awesome, even if you say they are smaller pumpkins! And just for the record, there is no such thing as bad squirrels, lol.
I absolutely agree with you about all squirrels going to heaven! Even when they act bad, they’re too cute to be mad at!
Oh I think they turned out SPOOKILY SPECTACULAR. We’re expecting weird and wild weather (possible 50mph winds OR tornados) so not sure we’ll see any kids….which means of course WE will eat the candy!
The upside of Halloween is someone HAS to destroy all the left-over candy .. and what more satisfying way to destroy it than by eating it?
Only if the tornado doesn’t destroy it first…
BTW, I used to purge all of my leftover candy on Halloweens past… including a lot of Valentines and Easter candy I’d bought on clearance earlier in that year.
Real trick or treaters still go out in tornadoes!
Wow! Those are fantastic….
Thanks! If you ever need anyone… er, anything cut up, you know who to call now.
And quite artistically at that. I’ll keep you in mind…
fabulous!!! we have no pumpkin this year, just a purple paper thing made in china… LOL
One of these days, even the real pumpkins will all be made in China…
Very nice. You got skillz
Thank you. It is certainly one of my odd niches…
Very cool carvings! We’ll put up a couple of decorations just in case some kids come by. 🙂
If not, maybe at least some cats will come by for some treats!
If you ever need me to cut a bitch, I’m your man…
I’ll tuck that nugget away, thank you ES.
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Oh my goodness. These are absolutely wonderful!
Reblogs are absolutely wonderful! Thanks!
Those are wonderful! 🙂
I prefer the treat squirrel though. Unless the treats are acorns. I’m not really fond of oak nuts. 😉
Well, that’s the treat that Treat Squirrel is handing out. I’ll have assorted, non nutty candy to disperse to anyone tonight willing to brave the Canadian cold y’all sent down this way!
We had nothing to do with that … swear. 😉
Hmm…and here Elsa and I thought all squirrels were bad. 🎃Nice craving job!
You learn something new every day, especially at The Nest…
Those pumpkins are great, you are a pumpkin artist!!!
Thank you! I like my work, but I’m glad I only do this once a year…
You do really remarkable carving! I’m kind of mediocre, but yours are spectacular.
Apparently I have some innate talent for this, since other than the occasional traditional jack o lantern I’d make when I was a kid, this is only the tenth squirrel-themed carving I’ve done. I’m still amazed by the people who can carve a celebrity face in a pumpkin… even if I could do that, I’m sure I wouldn’t have the patience for something that intricate….
I love them! I’m amazed you can make one squirrel look naughty and the other friendly and nice with just a knife and a pumpkin. You really have a talent for pumpkin carving!
It’s amazing how much a tiny little cut can change how the entire thing looks! I’d have never been able to do this had I not discovered we sell those kits with the smaller little carving saws in them… you can’t do these with a kitchen knife!
Very cool! I don’y know how you manage that. I’d end up with a big blob of nothing if I tried.
I kinda just figured it out along the way… and of course, got a kit with some smaller saws. It will really cramp your hands to do some of the finer details (Not to mention hold pieces in place so you don’t accidentally cut them out!)