Thursday, 10 October 2013

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch: Savouring the Season Linky Party 4!

We are well and truly into autumn now. On Tuesday, my friend Emelie and I packed the kids into the car and headed to the local pumpkin patch. This was a first time for me... something I've always wanted to do, but only ever seen in the movies!

Let me say this. It will now be a yearly tradition.

It was A-MA-ZING!


There we were, decked out in our coats and hats and gloves, and the sun was beaming down on us! The whole patch was a speckled field of green and orange. Initially all we saw was the pumpkins, but then as we kept walking we discovered more; every kind of squash you could think of - golden, red, green, speckled, butternut...

The moment we pulled up, Ava was off exploring. By the time I turned around from getting Heidi into her buggy, Ava had scrambled throught the greenery and was over the other side of the patch. A wide open space calling little explorers!

I'd never been to a pumpkin patch before, so I didn't really know what to expect... but there were HUNDREDS of them. And you don't need to pick them. They just seem to disconnect themselves when they're ripe, so you just gaze across, spot the pumpkin of your choice and go pick it up.

Like I said, amazing!

We picked out what we wanted; one ginormous 7 kilo pumpkin (!!), one large butternut squash (we are serious butternut squash eaters in our house!) and four little ones for decoration; one red kuri squash, two sugar pie pumpkins (one tiny!) and one acorn squash...


I got home and chopped up the giant one... it gave me 4 kilos of actual pumpkin (once it had been skinned and deseeded... now the only question left is what to do with it??


So if any of you have any fabulous pumpkin recipes? Wing them my way!!

And if you live anywhere near a Pick-Your-Own farm - please give it a visit! Its wonderful to have fresh produce, and a brilliant trip out for the kiddos!

For now... please share your autumnal activities in the linky below! Anything autumn related is welcome! Once you've linked up, why not mosey on over to some other posts and leave some comment love!

Happy Autumn!


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10 comments:

  1. What a fab place to visit - I wish we had a pumpkin patch like this to visit :)

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    1. If you're anywhere near a Pick Your Own farm, they'll probably have a patch... Well worth a visit!

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  2. That looks great, I would love to visit a pumpkin patch with my children. Great photos.

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  3. We went to a little patch - can't wait to post the pictures, such a lovely thing to do! I made a coconut milk and pumpkin soup and pumpkin fries! Posted the soup earlier this week and will post the fries next tuesday xx

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    1. Saw your soup and thought I might give it a go! Definitely up for some pumpkin fries!!

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  4. I really want to do this now! Off to research nearby pumpkin patches....:-)

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  5. I have linked up my last week's Country Kids as this was all about Autumn in the woods.

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    1. Thanks for coming over and sharing with Country Kids.

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  6. I only ever think of going to pyo stawberries - will have to see if they do pumpkins now!

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  7. Looks like you had fun! PYO was on my list to do with the boy this summer but we never made it I assumed they would now be closed but I'll give them a call incase they are full of pumpkins instead.

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