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SuperLanterns Last All Summer Long

I’m Scottish. For Hallowen, it’s traditional to make lanterns out of turnips. How this was done before power tools, I’ll never know.

In 2015, I decided to make a traditional neep (that’s Scots for turnip) lantern. Yes, I used a holesaw, and turnip goo went everywhere.

Neep Lantern — Age: 0 days

It looked pretty good on the day:

Neep Lantern — Age: 1 day (Halloween)

Unlike pumpkins, turnips last. I left it out in the front garden.

Neep Lantern — Age: 43 days

It went very wizened:

Neep Lantern — Age: 124 days

It disappeared towards the end of May 2016. This was the last time I saw it:

Neep Lantern — Age: 203 days
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u need professional help i mean srsly #neep

u need professional help i mean srsly #neep

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Aye. Halloween. SCOTTISH

BBC News – ‘Neepi lantern’ tradition under threat.