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The Great Pumpkin

PUMPKIN CARVING

The Spencers do enjoy carving and decorating their Halloween pumpkins. Usually culled from the U-Pick pumpkin patches at any of several farms right here in Independence, each year we challenge ourselves to find the perfect pumpkin and to come up with something fun to create from it. Below are past years efforts, placed here to help us avoid duplications and remind us of years gone by.


2017 - The tradition continues.......

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2016 Erin joined us for pumpkin carving this year! Pumpkins from Jim Jacobs farm

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2015 - Carved with Grandma Dorothy when she was in town for Derek's confirmation

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2014 - Blank-O. Tough spring for pumpkin growers so by the time we found a last minute hole in our schedules the pumpkins were gone! First no pumpkin year in many for us..........


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Our pumpkins win again (the only pumpkins entered again of course)! Maple Plain Boo Market pumpkin carving contest 10/30/11 Grandmas lightning McQueen came in 4th place, Derek finished 3rd, Jordan took 2nd and the Family pumpkin (one with gourd eyes) won top honors!


2010

 

"Buck Tooth Billy" winner of Maple Plain's 2010 Scarecrow Days Pumpkin Contest! (big pumpkin purchased at MPFD annual Steak Fry silent auction 10/2/10). click this link to view the article and photo from the Long Lake Pioneer.


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