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??
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!