Picking pumpkins in the run up to Halloween has become a little bit of a tradition for us – this weekend we went for the third year in a row.
The farm has grown a bit in the last few years, and now has a shop serving drinks and a few things for the kids to play on. If it’s a nice, sunny day – like it was on Saturday – you can definitely spend an hour or two here.
First up we went hunting for the perfect pumpkins, we were after 2 – one for Little H to design and one for the husband! I thought we might have left it a bit late as the last 2 years there haven’t been that many decent ones left the week before Halloween. This year though there’s 2 fields of pumpkins so were plenty to choose from.
We had a good walk up and down the field, search for the perfect shapes pumpkins without any dents. We found 2 great ones and we all had good fun looking for them. Who knew pumpkins were so heavy though!
As well as the pumpkin patches there’s also broadbeans, blackberries, red currants and several corn maize fields. Little H had a great time running through the corn maize – both her and the husband kept themselves amused for quite a while hiding from me.
On the way out we stopped by the hay bales that had 100s of kids climbing over them. Little H spotted a boy from school and made a few other friends. 45 minutes later we were still sat in the beautiful sunshine watching her jump from hay bale to hay bale!
In the end what we thought would be 20 minutes choosing a pumpkin actually ended up as almost 2 hours having a great time 🙂
Our next job is to carve these pumpkins by this coming weekend so that we can go to a local ‘Pumpkin Parade’ to show them off! Keep your eyes peeled for the results…
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