Why was the jack-o-lantern afraid to cross the road? No guts!
But seriously, I went to pumpkin school at Stuckmeyer’s Farm just south of St. Louis yesterday. One helpful tip I learned: carving pumpkins from the bottom is easier than starting from the top. A stable base may be safer too, if you plan on lighting a candle to go inside your pumpkin. No one wants to squash a good time!