Thinking ahead for the Thanksgiving table decor, I keep remembering this adorable edible owl that graced the buffet table at a 2012 Master Gardeners’ conference here in Indiana. Some creative gardener was very inventive. I finally found the photo I took for my farm’s October newsletter that year to share with you. Wouldn’t it be a fun project for the children at the family gathering? Bring out the pumpkin carving tools, toothpicks and wooden skewers for attaching parts, and a variety of fruits and veggies. This owl used a watermelon body, patty pan squash carved into feet, various kale leaves for the neck ruff and wings, a carved cantaloupe head, and black olive eyes. Personally, I think he could use a cashew beak as well, or maybe a small, curved hot pepper? Corn husk wings? Children can be so creative, and might end up with an entire family of owls, using a variety of produce. And, after they leave, you can make fruit salad!