Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Wanderings

We live pretty close to our local pumpkin patch. So close that we drive by it anytime we go anywhere and we would watch the pumpkins getting bigger and brighter every month. The farm is a very pastoral setting. On our wooded island it is a treat to wander around a farm in the open light. Here the pumpkin patch is nestled in between vineyards used in local wine making.

The day we went was slightly cloudy, that seems to make the pumpkins colors even brighter. My older son went with me to help choose some pumpkins to carve and some small ones to add around the house that will stay throughout Thanksgiving.

They had some very interesting squash. I loved this one that was "tiger striped"

And lots of interesting shapes.

The farm also has this interesting building.. I'm not sure it's purpose. Maybe a viewing stand to watch the harvest, call in the crew for breaks? This farm is the oldest farm on the island still being farmed and this building looks fairly old. 

In the end we picked out two pumpkins for carving, a handful of small pumpkins, a couple cute squash and one "warty" white pumpkin and one of the red pumpkins. I also picked up an acorn squash that will be one of this weeks side dishes. My husband made a trip with my younger son to choose his carving pumpkins and we ended up with more of the small ones too. 

The pumpkins will be in our photos for our Candlelight House Tour and our Halloween Porch post. 

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