Pumpkin farm...

20 Oct 2014









Its become a yearly tradition now to go and choose our pumpkins from the nearby pumpkin farm. I love how much choice they have there, its amazing to see so many different colours and sizes all in one place. They make the most wonderful displays too, like this Spitfire and D Day landings mural, depicted in a huge variety of pumpkins and squash.

We came home with far more than we had intended to buy, as usual. Archie chose a regular pumpkin, (which he carefully decorated with felt pens when he got home) while Elizabeth and I chose some of the scalloped flowery shapes and a few tiny ones we couldn't resist. I'm hoping I'll get away with having to carve one this year, opting for a simple display of different shapes and colours instead.

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  1. I just love the idea of a pumpkin farm! I grew pumpkins one year. Their tendrils crept far beyond the pumpkin patch. They meandered everywhere - up fences, twisted around plants and pots and all over the decking. It was quite creepy.
    Leanne xx

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    1. Oh wow, that sounds a bit crazy! Each year I mean to grow pumpkins, and then leave it too late. xx

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  2. I'm with Leanne ;-), I grew pumpkins this year and they took over the whole garden! Next year I'll buy them, we have a lovely pumpkin farm nearby.... I love your pictures with all their colours and shapes and sizes!
    Love from Mirjam.

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    1. Thank you! Ooh maybe I'll just stick to buying them then, it's nice to go and choose them if you have somewhere nearby.

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  3. Beautiful photos and I love all of the different varieties - the tiny flowery ones are particularly lovely! I also went pumpkin picking this weekend, and can totally understand coming back with a few more than planned! :-) Laura

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, too hard to pick out just one. x

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  4. What an amazing selection. I wish there was a pumpkin farm near here. I have a couple of Turk's Turbans which I brought from the front gate of a house down the road. I love all of the different shapes, and the Queensland Blues look especially good. I'm hoping to get away with not carving this year too, although I may try one of the Turk's Turbans, I think it would look quite good with long narrow eyes in it. CJ xx

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    1. Oh yes they had some of those there - such bright colours! Love the idea of narrow eyes. xx

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  5. Oh I love this! Thank you for sharing such joyous pictures x

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  6. Oh I'd love to live near a pumpkin farm. Sounds wonderful. I love your choices. And those dark blue/grey ones look amazing. Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Bee, its a great place to go and choose with the kids. xx

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  7. Yep I used to go there every year but got inspired by the lovely old chap with the most amazing hands I've ever seen to grow my own. So now I have my own little allotment where I do grow them... Queensland Blues are my fav for flavour...Thanks for sharing... Cx

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  8. What beautiful photos as always and such vibrant colours! Hope you are all ok lovely xx

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  9. Yay! We are going to Slindon tomorrow for the first time! It looks fab!

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  10. What a wonderful pumpkin farm. I love all kinds of pumpkins, from the regular ones to the unusual. I love those little pattypan squashes too, the way they look flowery. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So gorgeous! Love your photos! xx

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  12. Ditto! I loathe carving pumpkins and bought a load of small, pretty ones from the farm shop instead this year. I love the look of that pumpkin farm, what fun. x

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