Friday, October 29, 2010

Fairy Tale Friday: Why You Need Pumpkins

Halloween is coming! And of course you've carved your pumpkins.

You have to have your pumpkins!

Carved would be best- it's important that they show some light, so Jack-0f-the-lantern can find them. You know he rides on Halloween night, holding his lantern before him, following its light in place of his missing eyes. His horse lights its own way, with great blazing eyes glowing brighter than Jack's candle. Jack rides, seeking his stolen head-- lost through war or carelessness or to the predations of a greedy grave robber, no one knows. But Jack searches everywhere, and when he spies a carved pumpkin smiling its light out into the dark October evening--

He feeds it to his horse.

What? Even blazing eyed demon horses have to live on something. And if Jack can't find a pumpkin, he'll let his horse wander into your yard, and turn over your garbage cans, and sear hoof marks into the lawn, and generally make a great big mess.

So get your pumpkins ready, folks! And if I don't see you here before then, have a fantastic Halloween!


mermaiden said...

do horses like pumpkin pie, too? cause that's what i want. punkin pie. or soup- pumpkin tureen with lots of baked cheese and bread.

Carapace said...

Horses, in my experience, adore pumkin pie. Also potatoes, for some reason. The crunch?

And you can have all my share of pumpkiny foods. And sweet potatoes. And other gourds of yellow-orange hue. Knock yourself out.

Maureen said...

What fun! Happy BOO-day!

Laurel said...

I didn't know! I'd better get carving!!

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

I learn something new every day! Fortunately DH carved ours so I can make the popcorn balls (if horses don't eat those, I will!).

CB said...

Prairie dogs also like pumpkin, whole pumpkins. We saw some at the Zoo boo last week chowing down on them, so cute.

We only had two trick or treaters this year. :(