Friday, October 11, 2013

Saturday Snapshot - October 12

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The weather has been unusually nice for this time of year--and I don't trust it!  So, when we had a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon, I figured that it might be the only chance for a relatively non-muddy trip to the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin patches are BIG BUSINESS here and most of them are quite the production.  However, we found one near our house that surprised us.  It was small and run by a retired couple.  They had a hay pile for the kids to play in, as well as playhouses in the field (which my kids loved).  There was also a barrel train and a pirate ship.  I'm not sure what the pirate ship had to do with pumpkins, but my son--who tried to stowaway on it--loved it.    They also grew their own pumpkins (many of the patches around here have to ship in pumpkins to "supplement their crop") and charged a very, very reasonable rate for them.

All in all, it was a fabulous family outing!








18 comments:

  1. This looks like a fabulous, fun outing!. I like the pirate ship which looks fun but I love the barrel train! So glad you had a fun day and shared it with us. :-)

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  2. What an awesome pumpkin patch!! I love the pirate ship! My son in laws father made a barrel train for the grandkids and they love it!!

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  3. What a fun outing. We eat pumpkin year round in Australia, so it always seems very odd to us that it is so seasonal in the US.

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  4. It's lovely seeing your local traditions. We don't really do an autumn harvest ritual in Australia, I guess we have so many time zones and such vastly different growing regions, that no-one here actually harvests at the same time!
    What are some of your favourite pumpkin recipes?

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  5. that looks like fun!

    We grew our own this year. Five vines but only two pumpkins survived. Both about 50" around but we haven't weighed them yet. Still better than last year.

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  6. We don't grow many pumpkins round here but my friend grew one this year - she's giving it to the village shop for a 'guess the weight' competition.

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  7. What fun! We love pumpkin patches -- it's a big New England thing (along with apple picking). My son's former preschool teacher had a little wagon train like the one in your pictures which they used for special events with the children. It was called the "Happy Wagon"! :) - beth beth's book-nook blog

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  8. My kids always loved visiting pumpkin patches. This looks like a great time. Here's Mine

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  9. I love pumpkins in the fall! Cute shots!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  10. This looks adorable! Sometimes small and simple really is best!

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  11. Oh my gosh, what a fun day you must have had ... perfect for young ones who are deep into pretend play! My kids would have LOVED that place!

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  12. Reminds me of the days when my boys were little and we did these kinds of things. Deep sigh of nostalgia.

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  13. I don't have a Saturday Snapshot today, but those photos are great. Your kids are so cute.

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  14. Glad you caught the pumpkin patch between rain storms.

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  15. My husband and I went to a pumpkin patch years ago for Halloween. We took a scary hayride and ate lots of weird sweets. I imagine we'll go again when we have children. :-) Your outing looks as if it were fantastic fun!

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  16. pumpkin patches big business here as well! Love the picture with the pirate ship in the midst of pumpkins ~ definitely an unusual site :-)

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful day. And I love that they have playhouses in the field.

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