Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Patch 2012

We pulled up to the pumpkin patch yesterday and I said to Scott, "Oh my gosh, why are there so many cars here?" He said, "Well, it's two weeks before Halloween, everyone else has the same idea as you."

Families of all ages were running around, pulling their wagons, and choosing their pumpkins. Tigges Farm was the place to be yesterday and I was happy we were joining the Fall fun. Mr. B may have felt differently.

Mr. B's Dream Truck

Rows and rows of corn husks lined the background, the sun was warm, and the breeze was cool. Scott pulled the wagon, while we walked up and down each path of the patch. Joining the crowd and saying "How about this one..." every few minutes. Along the way we filled the wagon with our favorites. Mr. B was on the hunt for a tall and skinny pumpkin, while I was hunting a round and wrinkly one.

Mr. B thinks I need a Bow and Arrow to go with my Hat
The Patch
Mr. B - The Wagon Puller

We walked away with two heavy pumpkins, two tiny white pumpkins, and a bag full of gourds. Have I mentioned, I love me some white pumpkins? If I haven't, well I am letting you know I could have easily taken home this entire basket of white goodiness and set them in every room of my house. But I didn't. Somehow I had enough self control to only take two. Maybe because I was using the husband's wallet to pay.

All the Fall fun made Mr. B a little sleepy. Upon arrival home, he quickly found the couch and cheered for Penn State, while I went searching for brown packing paper. To my surprise I found some in the garage, laid it out on the dining room table, grabbed a handful of knives and dug into my pumpkin.

During a commercial, I excitedly asked Mr. B to let me borrow his drill and paddle bits [For the record, I had no idea that’s what they were called, but he was quick to inform me].  Mr. B had to teach me how to change the drill bits out almost 15 times, but once I finally got the hang of it, I was “Drill Happy.” I saw an idea on Pinterest several months ago and knew it would be my carving alternative this year. His drill made all of my holey pumpkin dreams come true!

Can't have a post without Monty making an appearance ;)

With all of the leftover pumpkin guts, we roasted pumpkin seeds.  I ate a handful and gave the rest to the husband. I love EVERYTHING fall, except for pumpkin seeds, so Mr. B scarfed down the rest.

We both enjoyed the pumpkin patch, but decided next year we will go a little earlier in the season, when the selection is better. And maybe we will go on a weekday, when we don’t have to fight with parents of screaming children for a wagon. 

Happy Halloween, y'all.

Here are a few others things we are enjoying this season:

Hand-Made Spooky Ghosts Hanging in the Bores House
Pink Skies
Bur Oak Acorns


  1. So cute as always! Glad I'm not the only one that dragged the husband to the pumpkin patch (I bought 1 fat round pumpkin and a GIANT one to make fresh pumpkin puree for pies and other goodies!)

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