Tuesday, October 07, 2008
pumpkin picking time.
Pumpkin picking season is upon us! We visited our first pumpkin patch to pick up a few dozen small pie pumpkins. We like to bake them, make the puree, and then freeze or refrigerate it to use instead of canned pumpkin for all of our fall and holiday baking. We also save some in cool dark storage in the basement to use later.
The boys like visiting all of the different pumpkin patches - some have animals, some have corn mazes, most have hayrides, and many have haunted barns. Ooooooh. When you are 3 and 5, it doesn't take much to make a dark barn spooky!
The boys also picked up a few bigger pumpkins to use as seasonal decor outside around the house - and will also carve them in a few weeks.
It is fun to get out to a farm, wander on a cool sunny day, and look at things. Of course, pulling wagons around is pretty fun too.