Thank you all for your replies. I have done some reading on the Domovoi (part of it was research for a historical novel about the Varangians thayt I was writing) and I found it very interesting. I still haven't found the quiet moment to just sit and be present and listen to whatever is there, but I plan on it. As far as household protections, probably a little weak in this area, thoguh I did place a ward on the house. What do you suggest Phagos?
I cheated this year and bought plastic ones! I had enough pumpkin carving at my Son's house at Thanksgiving. I removed the guts! Nobody wanted that job...I love looking at Pinterest for ideas, some people are really talented.
Amazing, Great entries from all those who do carve.... lots of skill and talent here !!!
I don't carve them, but I eat them ... pumpkin scones, muffins, sauces, pumpkin soup.... yum, yum and more yum! I stay away from sharp objects for my own safety...LOL