It's getting close to Halloween, and families across the nation are slowly but surely decorating their Santa Cruz homes. The spirit of the season is in the air, the leaves are changing colors, and pumpkins are going up for sale.
It's time to carve!
• Make sure your pumpkin has a stem; it won't last very long if it doesn't.
• The pumpkin needs to have a flat bottom so it won't roll.
• No holes or soft spots, because they'll rot.
• Choose a light-colored pumpkin for easier carving, or a dark colored pumpkin for a longer lasting decoration.
On the steps of Santa Cruz homes everywhere, pumpkin faces sprout fangs and witches ride their brooms. Maybe you want your carvings to stand out, though. Here are a few things to