Today we are interrupting the month December for a brief return to November. And the pumpkins.
More specifically, the stems of the pumpkins.
I wrestled with most of this bunch for one hour today.
Stem removal is not for the weak of hands.
I used big knives and little knives and was very careful not to slice through any parts of my own anatomy.
It wasn't easy. Surprisingly, the little pumpkins were very hard. I thought "big warty" was going to be really tough, but it ended up being one of the easier ones.
This stem below, which I really wanted the most, was exceedingly difficult.
It ended up breaking, despite my best efforts but I still have a large piece of it that may end up being usable. What can I say? You win some, you lose some.
In the end I have 8 stems we can work with to create our velvet pumpkins. I will be taking a full 800mg of ibuprofen before I go to bed tonight, so my hands will work tomorrow. Its very important for your hands to work well on Saturday. And Sunday too for that matter.