Pumpkin Picking

01-10-2017

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Alright folks,

October has arrived! In one of previous posts, I mentioned Pumpkin Picking in my Autumn Bucket List. I have never done this before and I don’t know why it has taken me so long as I live a 5 minute drive away from a Pick-Your-Own farm. So being a Sunday and the beginning of October, what could better than ticking something off of my Autumn bucket list.

I woke up to a very excited Samantha eager to go to the farm, although for some reason she was more excited that we are getting closer to Christmas! Slow down! It’s been a pretty miserable day with spells of rain which sucked, but on the other hand it worked in our favour as there was not a single person on the whole farm! We had it all to ourselves! No-one to steal my pumpkins. Also I could fool around a bit without being judged!

As we pulled up they already had loads of pre-picked Pumpkins by the benches which you could buy, whats the fun in that though?! The lady who was running the farm lent us some small garden snips as we came un-prepared! Although we did bring a lot of heavy duty bags to put the pumpkins in though (my brilliant idea).

It was amazing standing in the Pumpkin Patch, there were loads and I just wanted the biggest! It’s in a mans blood to find the monster of all pumpkins. We were scanning across to find the biggest ones and we did get a few biggens but I’m not sure if they were the biggest. The field was huge and it’s a heck of a hike back to the car if we picked them from end!

The pumpkins were 60p per Kg and as we aren’t the best at guessing weights of pumpkins, we had to limit ourselves so we didn’t have a shock when we went to pay for them. I was expecting it to come to like £30 but it only came to £18, so I wish we got more to be honest! Some may think that this is way too expensive and if you compare it to the prices of the ones you find in the supermarkets, then yes it is, but it’s just not the same. It was a great way to spend some quality time with Samantha and do something that neither of us have experienced.

Obviously, we snapped our little day out!

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For those that have never done this before, you must give it a go this Autumn. It only comes around once a year and it’s so much fun. A great way to kill time and capture memories for the photo album.

So, how are you going to get your Pumpkins this year?

Until next time – folks.

 

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