Sunday, 9 October 2016

Pumpkin picking














Last year, we found a pumpkin field near the heather. It wasn't a pick your own and we weren't really allowed in it, but me and the girls jumped a fence and took some quick pictures in it. This year, when we went back to the heather, the field was wheat instead of pumpkins. I made it my mission to find a pick your own pumpkin field that i could take the girls too. They are not that popular here in the UK but i knew there must be some and i was willing to drive. I did lots of googling and came across one within an hours drive from us. It opened this week so, yesterday, me and the girls and my mum all drove to the field. I had been so excited all week and i couldn't wait for the girls to experience picking their own pumpkins. We have a yearly tradition of pumpkin carving so, this year, i wanted the girls to be able to pick their own pumpkins to be able to carve.

As we drove, the rain clouds came over and it started to pour. We reached the farm a just as it was opening and the rain was still pouring down. I was a little disappointed because i was so excited but it didn't really matter and the rain bought a beautiful mist which i was grateful for. I love an autumn morning mist. The only negative was that the pumpkin field had a clay soil so as soon as it got wet, it was super muddy and sticky. But, again, we didn't want anything to ruin this for us. It was our first experience at a pumpkin patch and i wanted the girls to have the best time. They both picked what they wanted and put them in the wheelbarrows. We were the only ones in the field and i could see the mist rolling over the hills. It was quite lovely actually.

After our picking, we walked around the farm. The last of the sunflowers were blooming and the girls got to hold a barn owl at the birds of prey display. This is going to be a tradition (we are starting to accumulate a lot of these now) and every year, we are going to pick our own pumpkins. I couldn't think of a better memory for the girls to have each October!







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  1. Wow!! so so magic. can I please ask where in England this pumpkin field is? I live in Devon and really want to find one near me. x

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    1. Thank you very much. This is a farm near Peterborough x

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  2. We are going to go this weekend. I can't wait! Xx

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  3. I have really struggled to find a pumpkin patch over here - this looks fantastic! x

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    1. This is the only one remoteley close to us and i have been looking for years! x

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  4. OK I need to find me a pumpkin patch stat! these are gorgeous pics lovely! x

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  5. You have just reminded me I need to check the dates for Pumpkin picking at our little local farm shop that does it. We've never done it before and I'm so excited to take our little boy so he can pick his own. Gorgeous photos. Laura x

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    1. Oh wow! Yes, please check. It is such a fun thing to do x

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  6. What a lovely set of pictures! I just love all the Autumn colors you've captured. I wish we had a Pumpkin Patch close to where we live, it's made me have a quick google search! xx

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    1. Thank you so very much. Did you find one? x

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  7. Hello!! Aaaaah! That looks like such fun!!!
    P.S i adore your blog hehe x x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  8. Hello!! Aaaaah! That looks like such fun!!!
    P.S i adore your blog hehe x x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  9. This field is beautiful. I would love to go pumpkins picking in our area. I must have a Google and see if there's anything like that. Love the different coloured pumpkins.

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    1. It really was! Oh yes, google. There is a good site called pickyourown.org.uk and you can select your region x

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  10. Oh this looks fab! I would love to take my three year old to a patch to pick her own pumpkin, she would love it! x

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  11. Oh, my goodness. Amazing photography, first of all and wow, such a huge pumpkin patch and so much to see and do!

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