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[Nov. 1st, 2010|04:11 pm]
Verminius Rex
 The pumpkins are already withering since I didn't do any sort of preservation (spraying the inside with nonstick spray alone extends their life a bit by helping them keep in moisture). So they go into the bin to become compost for the city, which I will buy back for $10 a truckload in the spring. 

The smell of bread baking is filling the house, I have the makings for beef stew this week, and the deposit for the quarter cow is in the mail. Overall, not a bad day. 

[User Picture]From: renniemom
2010-11-02 02:06 am (UTC)
I've also heard if you coat the raw edges with Vaseline it will make them last a long time.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-11-02 02:19 am (UTC)
That was one method I ran across, my lazy equivalent was to hit it with the nonstick spray. Some solutions involved regularly soaking them in a bucket of water to keep them hydrated, I figure they are decoration with a limited shelf life to begin with. That's why we never carve more than a week before Halloween, usually within a few days.
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