How many of us turn the porch light off on Halloween night to avoid trick or treat-ers? Fall is finally here to enjoy after all that hot weather, so strike up a cozy fire and make a pot of hot chocolate, call family and select friends to come over. My favorite part of the Halloween season is carving pumpkins. When picking out the perfect pumpkin, have the pattern you want to carve in mind. There are plenty of patterns out there, from funny to scary so feel free to explore. If you are going to make your own face for your pumpkin, draw one side on a piece of paper then fold it over. Once its folded, trace the pattern on the other side so it will be the same when you transfer the pattern to your pumpkin.Once you have the perfect pumpkin carved, you need to be able to preserve it for people to enjoy as long as possible. The best method I have found is to wipe down your pumpkin as clean as possible, then spray it with a light coat of WD-40. This will create a moisture barrier that will prevent your pumpkin from turning rotten and will also limit the possibility of bugs and gnats gnawing on your artwork.