It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

@moffittjc (47545)
Gainesville, Florida
October 31, 2016 8:02pm CST
As if a dozen pumpkins around my front yard weren't enough, I found this beauty on the way home from work today, and I just had to have it! The only problem is, I didn't have time to carve it before I got dressed up to go out trick-or-treating, so I now have a big, giant un-carved pumpkin sitting at my front door! lol How about you? Did you carve a pumpkin for Halloween?
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• United States
1 Nov 16
No pumpkin carving for me this year
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
What is wrong with everybody this year??? Nobody wanted to carve a pumpkin! That's half the fun of Halloween! I am so disappointed in you! I'm going to have to march right out there and give you a piece of my mind! lol
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• United States
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc Lol I carved a pumpkin a few years ago with my parents lol!
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby One can never be too old to carve a pumpkin!
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• United States
1 Nov 16
I bought one pumpkin this year. Trust me, it was hard for me not to buy more. I usually buy at least 3! I didn't bother carving the pumpkin. I will eventually take out the seeds to roast them.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I usually only buy one, but I went a little crazy this year and bought a dozen. Well, with today's big-boy purchase, that makes it a baker's dozen! Perfect number for Halloween!
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• United States
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc I hope you are roasting the seeds. They are very high in fiber.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@ElusiveButterfly I haven't yet, but I probably will soon. I usually roast seeds every year.
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
That really is a whopper and I hope it won't be wasted. I did nothing for Halloween, we don't bother much in England.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
From what I hear from some of your fellow countrymen, Halloween is slowly gaining in popularity. I have a friend in another European country who said this year was the first time in her life she went trick-or-treating, as Halloween is starting to get more popular.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc Yes, I believe that it is getting more popular, but it hasn't really reached my corner of the UK yet.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@jaboUK Let me know what corner of the UK you live in, and I'll make sure to bring trick-or-treaters to see you next Halloween! haha
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@sharon6345 (148121)
• United States
1 Nov 16
no I had no where to put one either. That was a nice big one you got.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
It was the last big one left on the lot. They had tons of the little tiny ones, and this poor big granddaddy was all by himself in a corner! I just couldn't leave him there alone with all those baby pumpkins!
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@sharon6345 (148121)
• United States
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc What are you going to do with it?
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@sharon6345 I was planning on carving it, but realized when I got home from work that I didn't have time. So, I will probably figure out a way to use it in some sort of Thanksgiving decoration! And yes, I am one of those freaks that doesn't start decorating for Christmas the day after Halloween ends! hahaha
@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 16
No, I do not carve pumpkins for Halloween, but I decorated our table and had a special dinner to celebrate the day.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
That was nice that you celebrated in your own little special way! I know several people who decorate the inside of their home with Halloween decorations, while others decorate the outside of their home.
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@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc Nobody decorates here, so I avoided to put decorations outside that would have made people skeptical.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@LadyDuck I would have put out decorations just to be different from everyone else! Because I'm a rebel like that! haha
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@JESSY3236 (7840)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I used to, but I don't do it anymore because of the mess.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
The mess is half the fun of carving a pumpkin and/or decorating your house!
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@JESSY3236 (7840)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@moffittjc I did have a little witch outside, but she kept falling down so I brought her in early. Also I had a glowing ghost (he don't glow anymore though), but either wind or something made him fall and he broke into two pieces. I do have a scarecrow wreath that is still on the door.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Nov 16
@JESSY3236 I put a hay bale out on my front porch, and then set a skeleton on top of the hay bale, so when you walk up it looks like the skeleton is sitting on the hay.
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@LoriAMoore (4696)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I like to see it when they give leftover pumpkins to the animals to play with and eat at our zoo. The elephants like them.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I like watching those shows where they launch pumpkins from the catapults to see how far they can fly before splattering into a million pieces! Hmmm....maybe I should try that! It can't be that hard to build a catapult, right? lol
@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
@LoriAMoore , wow, nice image of yours now
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• United States
1 Nov 16
Well not since daddy passed or the little ones left home, have we bothered with carving a pumpkin and since mom and I are both allergic to the insides, we did not get any . . . WOW that one is a huge one
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I've noticed too that many people get ceramic or plastic pumpkins to set out as decorations, so at least you have an option since you are allergic to real pumpkin!
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• United States
2 Nov 16
@moffittjc yeah but I forgot based on lack of money (more like the motivational lacked source) to even get a ceramic or plastic one this year . . . I reaped different things from the wonderful Pagan celebration
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@just4him (132888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Nov 16
Have fun with it when you do get to carving it. You'll have lots of pumpkin for pumpkin pie. Didn't you say that was a favorite of yours?
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I love pumpkin pie, but I have no idea how to make it from a real pumpkin! But I have roasted the seeds before!
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@just4him (132888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc Time to find a cookbook or go online for recipes on how to make it. Sounds like you have enough pumpkin for it.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@just4him Maybe I can talk the kids into helping me and we can make a fun afternoon out of it!
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
1 Nov 16
WOW that massive, No I didn't but my housemate did before she went off to work.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
Well, you'll have to ask your housemate to judge whose is bigger!
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc Her's is tiny to yours lol..
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@kevin1877uk so you're admitting you took a peek at hers?
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@pahak627 (4246)
• Philippines
1 Nov 16
Pumpkins are really very big. I haven't seen a pumpkin in all my life. We don't have that here. I used to believe that pumpkin is similar to squash but as I see it, they are different.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
There are smaller pumpkins that are the size of squash, but pumpkins can come in all different shapes and sizes.
@pahak627 (4246)
• Philippines
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc So you also have squash over there. Do pumpkin and squash have the same taste?
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@pahak627 I've never eaten pumpkin except in pumpkin pie, so not sure if it is the same taste as squash.
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@Poppylicious (10104)
1 Nov 16
Nope. That's a mahoosive specimen. Will you be eating lots of pumpkin soup and pie over the next few weeks?!
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I never really planned on making any pumpkin pies with the pumpkins afterward, I'll usually leave them sitting out through our Thanksgiving holiday (at the end of November), but I have a lot of pumpkins this year, so maybe I'll try making a pie or two!
@BelleStarr (40260)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Nope but I have a ceramic pumpkin in my window lol
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
Well, that still counts, ceramic or not!
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Didn't carve a pumpkin this past Halloween, perhaps next year. That is an awesome find! What are you planning to do with it?
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Nov 16
I'm thinking about stuffing it with fireworks and setting them off and blowing up the pumpkin! Or maybe throw it off the top of a tall building and watch it splatter on the ground below!
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
@moffittjc between the two, I'd prefer to do the first one! Messier, louder, and definitely more fun!
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Nov 16
@allen0187 I like the way you think! Now, If I can just find my stash of fireworks leftover from the 4th of July....
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
1 Nov 16
Nah we didn't go out this year. And we didn't do pumpkins either. What did you dress up as?
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
I can't believe you didn't go trick-or-treating!!! Why not? I dressed up as a zombie, wearing a YOLO shirt. See if you can appreciate the irony in that!
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
1 Nov 16
@moffittjc Kiddo is with her grandparents tonight so we really didn't have a reason to go. I hate the yolo shirts but at least yours is funny.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@thislittlepennyearns I hate them too, but it was perfectly fitting for the occasion.
@MarymargII (10860)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Nov 16
No we're in an apartment- but I did buy a little one for a decoration!
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Nov 16
Well, then, we can just say your little one balanced out my big one! haha
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@MarymargII (10860)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Nov 16
@moffittjc I guess you won't be carving it now- just keep it hanging around until you have to get rid of it?
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Nov 16
We did not carve one this year and had a quiet, rainy evening.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Nov 16
A rainy evening is a perfect evening for Halloween...if you want to keep the trick-or-treaters away! lol
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Nov 16
So big, are you going to cook that? How much is per kilo hehehhe, just asking for I am so intrigued of its size.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Nov 16
I have no idea how much it weighs, but it was pretty heavy! I have no plans to cook it, but if someone else wants it to make pumpkin pie or bread, I will gladly give it to them.
@xstitcher (13013)
• Petaluma, California
2 Nov 16
I like to get the seeds out of a pumpkin and roast them.
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Nov 16
Yes, roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious!
@mesbakh (2370)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 16
wow it must be heavy pumpkin to carry
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@moffittjc (47545)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Nov 16
It was a very heavy pumpkin! I hurt my shoulder holding it like I did in the picture!