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A Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

Last week Dale and I got a hot tip that a pumpkin field near us had been abandoned. By “abandoned” I mean that the farmer who had planted the pumpkins was done picking for the year. And by a “hot tip” I mean we were told to get ourselves over there and pick some pumpkins before they were plowed over.

So on Sunday afternoon we set out for a Sunday drive. Destination: Pumpkin Patch. We were not disappointed.

There were hundreds of pumpkins left behind. Some of the smaller ones were going a bit soft but the big ones were just gorgeous.

Of course I found the biggest pumpkins I could and made sure they were the furthest from the car. I wanted Dale to get some exercise. You understand, I’m sure. We also picked some acorn squash and a few gourds.

It was a gorgeous day with blue sky and great colors. I took lots and lots of pictures. I never realized pumpkins were so photogenic.

There’s only one sad thing to report. I never did see The Great Pumpkin. Oh well. There’s always next year.

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  1. Were you sincere enough? Because the Great Pumpkin really respects sincerity. Oh and never jump in a pile of leaves with a wet sucker!

    (Hah, I put this show on my TiVo a few nights ago- it’s airing this week sometime πŸ™‚ )

  2. Wow! I wonder if when they plow over the remaining are they just planting the seeds for more to grow?!?! I can see many jars of canned pumpkin coming πŸ™‚

  3. I didn’t get a pumpkin this year and I am a little sad I am missing out on pumpkin seeds. I just can’t seem to justify buying a pumpkin just for yummy seeds. Maybe next year πŸ™‚

  4. What fun! And more greenbacks left in your wallet. Were there sugar pumpkins along with the acorn squash and gourds? I have a feeling that your haul will be your Eye Candy Friday πŸ˜‰

  5. But isn’t it too early for the Great Pumpkin? I’m not getting a pumpkin this year, I have fake ones! I saw a week ago where one family had already had their pumpkin smashed…and it’s not even Halloween night yet!

  6. How fun! I usually buy several pumpkins for a porch theme, but last year a couple were stolen and this year they are 5 bucks apiece at the cheapest place! So, we have one. Here’s hoping it sticks around for a while.

  7. Great pictures. Lucky you. We haven’t been able to get to the pumpkin patch yet this year. Lindsey loves to make pumpkin bread. Yum!

  8. If you’re really good and hang your pumpkins over the fireplace, the GP will come down your chimney on Halloween Eve and fill your pumpkins with yummy stuff. If you’re not so good, you get coal. I’m pretty sure THAT’S the real story!

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