Friday, October 24, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

I've mentioned the farmers that go to our church and that they grow pumpkins amongst other things, well today we headed out to their patch to choose some pumpkins for Adam's story at our Fall Festival (he needed props). This family has a small patch next to their house that I've shown on here before, but this time we went out to their larger field about a 1/2 mile from their house. There were pumpkins as far as the eye could see!

They are hybrid pumpkins used for canning pumpkin that you would eat instead of the ones you typically buy at the store. The color and shape is a little different but they are still quite large and beautiful.

It was a little cold, but it was so worth it to see the beautiful earth and it's harvest. We picked out 8 and I've just finished washing them and setting them on the porch.

Luckily Adam doesn't need to carve them (we've got a different one to carve) so they will all hopefully become pies and seeds and bread and cookies after they serve their purpose at the festival.

Adam picking the perfect pumpkin

Apparently that perfect one is way far out there!

A farmer and his field

In the field

We haven't had a frost yet, so the field is still producing

Beautiful coloring

Max and I watching Daddy pick pumpkins and learning all about them from Don.

Little guy fell asleep after all the fun at the field

A view of our porch

We are getting ready to go to Tampa to visit Adam's family next week. It was 55 yesterday and even colder today I believe, so in preparation I began to gather some of Max's summer clothes that were still too big when summer here ended. Max modeled wearing a sun hat while I was pulling some stuff together.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are staying busy!! Thanks for the fun pictures!! Can't wait to see you at the beach!!Grammy

Rachel said...

What fun! :) Looks like a wonderful pumpkin patch.