07 November 2013

Pumpkin "Patch" Finds

This year I didn't pick up my pumpkins as early as I usually do. When I finally got around to it, it was too late to go to a real pumpkin patch. So on the Sunday afternoon before Halloween, Spouse and I ventured out to buy pumpkins from a vendor who sets up shop in an empty parking lot near us. As it turned out, I was very glad we chose to go there! I had never seen so many varieties of beautiful pumpkins, squash, and gourds!

 If you wanted to make a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin (not a can), they had wagons full of pie pumpkins. Everyone will be glad to know that I'm not planning on making one from scratch any time soon!

 All the pumpkins were so attractively displayed -- all the stems were up! And they were perfectly shaped.
   So many gourds!
And squash!

And these little guys looked like acorns!

More squash!

 Wagons full of pumpkins!

 I loved the little striped ones!
 I LOVE white ghost pumpkins and finally bought one this year.

More gourds!

Tiny baby pumpkins!

Love these colors!

My favorite find of the afternoon was a green "Fairytale Pumpkin", which is cultivated to look like Cinderella's pumpkin/coach. I had to have one!

After much pondering, we went home with five pumpkins -- one for the three humans who live in our house (even though one is in Indiana!) and the two kitties.

 Even though it wasn't a real pumpkin "patch", I'll definitely be back next year!


Sarah Coggins said...

What a fun assortment! We did manage one patch (I won 2 tickets so I made sure we got out there) and was pleasantly surprised to find a field of "weird & exotic" where they had some unusual pumpkins. I picked a greenish one which is odd as I normally go for that perfect round orange one. :) Hope you had a good Halloween!

Maureen said...

Wow! What a lot of varieties... very cool to see them all displayed so nicely. I had three this year; gave two to daughter for her place and carved one out myself.

Kristina said...

I bought a couple of unusual pumpkins this year also, but I found them at Center Grove when traveled up there for apples. I wouldn't care that it's not a regular patch, there selection is awesome!