27 Oct 2014

Picking Pumpkins

I have to admit, it was touch and go as to whether we'd be able to make it to the pumpkin patch this year and there was a serious wobbly bottom lip moment.  Fortunately luck was on my side, so when Saturday came around we headed off all wrapped up and with wellies packed, ready to pick ourselves some pumpkins.






I honestly don't know who was more excited, me or the hordes of children who were frantically running around trying to choose their favourite pumpkins.  The photos may not look like it was busy, but we hot-footed it up to a second patch furthest away from the entrance in the hope that we would stumble across an untouched, perfect crop.

The best part about going to a pumpkin patch rather than buying them from a supermarket is the sheer variety. Some gargantuan and some minuscule with colours from white, to pale green, to the darkest orangey-red. There were lop-sided pumpkins, gnarly pumpkins, tall and short pumpkins, the choice was endless!  We finally settled on our chosen four, a downgrade from the five or six we picked last year.

I hope I can make this trip to the pumpkin patch an annual tradition, as it really does bring me so much joy. Although maybe one day I'll be able to grow my own giant pumpkins!?  I can but dream.

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  1. Gorgeous photos! I've never considered pumpkin picking before but it looks fun. Are you going to make anything delicious out of what you've picked? I really want to try some pumpkin pie if you want to knock one up and send it to Newcastle?!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Haha, nothing edible with these ones I'm afraid, only for carving. Will share pics of them on Sunday though, hope that's ok? ;) x

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  2. Such cute pumpkins! I miss the hordes of pumpkins that were everywhere when I lived in the states. The tiny ones are so cute, and perfect for autumnal decorating!

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    1. I'd love to see a proper american pumpkin patch in the flesh, I bet they're amazing x

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  3. What beautiful pictures! I agree - going pumpkin-picking gives you such a greater variety to choose from. My parents grow their own pumpkins and they always get such a range of shapes and sizes. As a plus, we get a whole garden full of pumpkin seeds ready to roast!
    Such a great fall tradition, thanks for sharing!
    ~ Samantha

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    1. Thank you :) That's awesome, I wish I had a garden suitable for growing anything! x

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  4. Fab photos Anya!! I love the mini ones. They're just so cuuuute! :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  5. Lovely photos! I've never been to a pumpkin patch, but it looks so cool. Love the cute mini ones :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. Thank you, if you ever get the chance to I'd highly recommend it! x

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  6. I've never been to a pumpkin patch before!! Where's this one?

    Angela | The Awkward Blog

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    1. It's just outside of Pontefract in West Yorkshire. I'd never been to one before I found this one last year either. A good american export I think! x

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  7. Pumpkin patches look so awesome! I've never been and from what I know, there isn't many in the UK either. Altohugh we have a lot of PYO places in the summer time so maybe I just don't know. We never did Halloween as children so there's also that.

    I want to get a pumpkin here in Belgium, but I haven't found any good ones yet. But I might be setting my bar too high we all the huge and bright orange ones I keep seeing on the internet!

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    1. I don't think there are that many here, I'm pretty luck to have one not too long a drive away. Haha yes, such a seasonal dilemma! x

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