Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

We met a lot of big, beautiful, orange, sincere pumpkins Friday afternoon. 

It was a non-school, teacher's in-service day here in Washington. I don't know if any teachers went to training sessions, but our teacher didn't. Instead, she and the kids met up with us at Carpinito's Pumpkin Patch in the Kent Valley. 

While there were picked pumpkins sitting all around us, we needed to go out to the actual patch, where there are vines and all. 
So we got our pumpkin transport and off we went. 

 We didn't have to go very far to make our selection. Some like them green, but most of us like them orange. The trick was finding pumpkins that didn't weigh 30 pounds!

 It was a beautiful day and The Mountain was out.
So much color! There were bins full of gourds and mini- pumpkins 

 and racks of colorful mums. 
 The aroma of kettle corn cooking wafted over the scene. 

 The three "kids" had their mouths set for fresh roasted corn on the cob. 
 And there were more bins full of fresh out of the field produce. 

 Here is Jill's load of pumpkins and produce. 
 Here is mine. 
As you can see, we both came away with kettle corn, and Brussels sprouts. I bought a huge head of cauliflower, some radishes,  four poblano peppers that I will roast, chop, and freeze, two acorn squashes, and two ears of corn. 

I think we'll just eat vegetables for a while. 

Oh, and we had fun!


  1. Oh, that looks like it was such a fun day! So many yummy vegetables. Jill's kids are so tall now!

  2. Beautiful. It always amazes me how you keep teenagers so involved in family activities. I had cream of cauliflower soup the other night at the OX restaurant in Portland. It was wonderful.

  3. That looks like a fun ( and healthy) way to spend a lovely Fall afternoon.

  4. What a wonderful way to spend a lovely fall day! The produce is enviable, we're past the market gardens here as we've had frost almost every day for the past two weeks.

  5. What an awesome lot of first class produce. When I see pumpkins, I just think one thing...pumpkin pie!

  6. looks like a fun family outings with great weather and yummy produce not to mention gazillions of is fall!

  7. What a huge pumpkin patch! I love your bright cheery pictures, Linda. Sending you lots of virtual hugs. :-)

  8. Love the shopping cart. Can't wait to see the results of your carvings. You all are so good at that.

  9. Oh what a gorgeous day, Linda... and so much fun! I love your photos. I can't get over the grandkids being taller or almost as tall as their mother. Wow!

  10. Visiting a pumpkin patch is so much fun. Loved the picture of your cohorts with Isaac channeling his inner great pumpkin. Looks like you all went home with some great veggies. Which patch did you visit?

  11. I was just looking at how pretty your header is, and it's from the pumpkin patch. So glad I didn't miss this post. Just love the fun times you all have together. I've never seen such good looking produce.


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