Despite my hatred towards imported rituals, I was not able to convince my wife to skip the pumpkin torture. This version turned out really nicely, although I have the feeling it will decompose quicker and look more ugly very soon. In order to slow down the process, we put it in front of the entrance which is the coldest place around the house. So it will stay cool and frozen for the next few days....Next year i will give it a paintjob. Promised.