Hello all and welcome to our blog. It’s been a while since I posted an update. Life has really been getting in the way! We have moved home, a completely unexpected adventure for us after spotting a house that was put up for sale that ticked all the boxes for our home plans. We weren’t even planning on moving home for at least another two years but I suppose life doesn’t always go to plan. We’re in our new home; still unpacking and settling in but it already feels like home. We took a day off from the house stuff on the weekend and spent a few hours together as a family to visit a local Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch we visited is here.
Near to us a farm was advertising a pick your own Pumpkin Patch for a few weeks. It opened on October 18th. I’ve seen similar places on social media and thought it would be a lovely way to spend a few hours together. So on Sunday we all got ourselves ready to go out. The weather has been atrocious for a while now, so we were expecting it to be muddy and we weren’t wrong. When we got to the pumpkin patch people had parked their cars along the side of the road and when we got to the parking field we could see why. There were cars getting stuck in the mud everywhere! Luckily we have a pick up truck which was able to deal with the muddy field and we managed to park with no issues.
When we walked over to the Pumpkin Patch they had plenty of wheelbarrows on hand for people to use. Our youngest daughter grabbed a wheelbarrow and off we went. I had visions in my mind of what sort of pumpkins I wanted to get and this pick your own pumpkin patch did not disappoint. There were two huge fields to trek through and so many varieties of pumpkin to choose from. Our wheelbarrow ended up full of different pumpkins of various shapes, sizes and colours.
The process was so easy. At the end of our selection we walked back down to the pumpkin patch entrance, where there were boxes to identify what price each pumpkin cost. They were different size boxes to put the pumpkin in. Whichever box the pumpkin fit in, that was the price we paid. The end result was us walking away with 8 pumpkins!! The total cost was £24 which I actually thought was reasonable considering the size of some of the pumpkins we walked away with.
It was a lovely day out and I’m glad we decided to do something different. The pumpkins are so much bigger than the ones we have bought in supermarkets in previous years. Now we just have to carve the big ones and display them ready for the trick or treaters. I’m not even sure if we will get many trick or treaters in our new home. We used to get loads in our old house because there were a lot of young families living around there, but where we are now we are closer to older families, so we will have to wait and see how Halloween night goes. In the meantime we will be settling down to watch some Halloween movies from our Halloween movie list here.
Have any of you visited a pumpkin patch this year? Do you decorate your house much for Halloween?
I hope everyone is having fun planning their Halloween celebrations. I’ll be back again soon.