Friday, February 24, 2012

Year-Long Jacko

After Halloween, we tossed our jackos into a far corner in the back yard. A month ago, I looked back there and saw that tall guy on the right smiling up from all that orange/brown ruin. He was dried out and looking pretty awesome. We brought him in, cleaned him up, and now he's an all-season decoration in the living room.






13 comments:

pensive pumpkin said...

Mine mold and fester and fall in on themselves before Thanksgiving. You are one lucky son of a...

James Colton said...

That looks awesome!

Rot said...

I'm thinking it was some kind of gourd. It was really hard to carve.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy said: Its beautiful.

"Strublay" said...

We actually had the same thing this year, I had a really hard time carving this nightmarish warty pumpkin (resorted to using a drill, and the damn thing got stuck twice) and it dried out, sun bleached and warped in to this beautiful hollow shell...
It's pretty damn cool, sitting on my bookshelf, freaking the husband out every-time he walks past it.

Jay's Shadow said...

So cool. I love warts all over him.

Pam Morris said...

now, THAT is survival.

SaraB! said...

...maybe I'll carve some gourds this year.

K.O. said...

I didn't know that was possible!! How awesome.

MorbidMariah said...

He...he will survive....as long as he's all dry and crisp he knows he'll stay inside, cause he's got all his life to live, and he's got all his light to give, he will survive...he will survive... hey, HEY! (string solo)

Rot said...

: D

Pumpkin Farmer from NE said...

That's fantastic. It looks like it might have been a "knucklehead" pumpkin in its 2011 life. It's a very hard shelled pumpkin (crossed with a gourd, I suspect) from Siegers. We sell out of them every year!

Chad Savage said...

I'll have to try some gourd carving this year if this is the potential result!