Simple Sunday – Where All Good Jack-o’-Lanterns Go To Rot

One of the many not much talked about benefits of living on a patch of land in the woods is the ability to set free the Jack-o’-Lanterns at the end of the Halloween hubabulub – a catch and release program for pumpkins, if you will.

Jack o lanterns 2012

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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16 Responses to Simple Sunday – Where All Good Jack-o’-Lanterns Go To Rot

  1. I wondered where they went after Halloween

  2. We have a field for aged jack o’lanterns. So far, only two residents.

    • shoes says:

      We have three, plus the souls of the two that came before them last Halloween. It is nice to know there is a comfortable earthy place for the Jack-o’-Lanterns of a certain age to go in your neck of the woods too.

  3. The Waiting says:

    I love the brief captions you write for your photos. Catch and release – genius 😉

  4. Mary Ann says:

    I second “The Waiting’s” reply! Hilarious!

  5. You have a kind heart, Shoes. I can only imagine those two running off into the brush. Maybe meeting up with some others of their kind. Perhaps next spring you’ll see them again with little ones scampering after them…ahhh the circle of life. 😉 ( thanks for the laugh)

  6. Jodi says:

    Kids on our street just throw them in the street, makes walking a scavenging dog like Delilah quite challenging. 🙂

  7. This is such a better place versus the trash can. I always feel so bad for my jack-o-lanterns. Even though they don’t feel, or care where they end up. It’s nice to know there’s such a pretty place for some pumpkins to rest in peace. Love your wittiness (sp? I think that’s a word…).

    • shoes says:

      Thank you. It makes me happy to look out the window and see a little bit of orange peaking through the brush and trees, knowing the pumpkins are simply going back to nature. The boys simply like to watch the decaying process and are in awe of the icky factor. 🙂

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