Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch, the Pumpkin Patch...

Hello everyone,
O.k, on the count of three, lets all sing together...."The Pumpkin Patch, the Pumpkin Patch, 
Lets all go to the Pumpkin Patch"...... Yes, that is what I did this morning! It was a lovely day, with not a cloud in sight this morning (I see some now), so I grabbed my camera and went to The Pumpkin Patch. Every year, the Methodist Church down town has a big pumpkin display and sale fund raiser. People bring their little children for photos and of course, to pick out their perfect pumpkin!
I usually buy one just because I can't resist a beautiful, colorful pumpkin on my porch or to use as part of my Autumn decor. Usually a raccoon tries to eat it, but I have learned that if I pour ammonia on the pumpkin, it discourages the raccoon.
I assume these pumpkins were grown in Florida, not too far away from where we live. They looked freshly picked and I love the boxes under them that help keep them off the ground, as it gets damp, and this helps prevent rotting from the bottom.
Some are smooth textured and others have pumpkin warts. I really sort of like the warty ones. You can see a couple in this photo.
Decisions, decisions!
O.K, there it is sitting alone on the right...the one with the big "handle". I always want a woody handle on mine...just gives it more character.  Heave Ho, now to get it in the car!! Hope you enjoyed the Pumpkin Patch as much as I did!


  1. Lots of pumpkin color! They look quite healthy and pretty. You have full permission to use my red barn and pumpkin patch as inspiration. I don't (can't) paint, so it would wonderful if someone used their inspiration.

  2. That's a lot of pumpkin! Awesome!